The LYLPS Board has reviewed the work plan for 2022 and developed a plan for 2023. We believe our efforts to control milfoil have been successful, though we observed some new growth in several portions of the lake.
With the control of milfoil, native species have returned in full force. In 2023 we intend to spend significant efforts to manage these in areas where they impact recreational use.
Here is the summary of our 2023 work plan:
Monitor the lake through CSLAP
Expand the monitoring by developing a macrophyte monitoring program with Soil and Water (SWCD)
Develop a HABs monitoring program
Support C-OFOKLA flood rapid-response program
Continuing support, through C-OFOKLA, of the boat steward program, CCStoptheInvasion.org and including support of the boat decontamination station.
Provide content for public outreach, both directly and through C-OFOKLA.
Treat recurring VLM with ProcellaCOR
Treat starry stonewort, pondweed, and nuisance natives through weed harvesting
Support SWCD shorescaping program
Continue support of septic education program
Participate in the Tioughnioga River LWRP Update project
Helping to keep our lake clean begins with you! Your septic system, if not maintained, can provide runoff into the lake. This provides nutrients for the plants (weeds) to grow and increases our costs to manage them.
Cortland County Soil and Water is running a series of septic system workshops this month. If you sign up and attend, you will receive a $100 coupon to use for cleaning/maintaining your septic system.
One session will be conveniently held at the Preble Calvary Baptist Church, S.Rt. 281, on Thursday, 10/13 at 7pm. See details below for this and other sessions. Call SWCD at 607-756-5991 to register!
We’ve had a busy summer at Little York Lake and now is the time to review what we’ve accomplished and begin to plan for 2023.
Please join us Saturday, 9/17, at 11:00 a.m. at Preble Park to learn all that has been happening on the lake and what our plans are for 2023. We’ll also discuss the implementation of the lake protection district.
Please click on this link to indicate if you plan to attend and what you would like to bring for the picnic. We need a good headcount to provide enough hot dogs!
The meeting will be followed by a dish-to-pass and BYOB picnic. The LYLPS Board will provide hot dogs, cutlery, plates, napkins and cups.
We are also collecting dues of $25 for our 2022/23 membership year. There are 3 easy ways to pay:
Send a check to P.O. Box 56, Little York, NY 13087
Our annual meeting will be held Saturday, June 18th at 10:00 a.m. in Calvary Baptist Church, 6753 State Route 281, Preble. We’ll have elections for president, secretary, and vice president (1-year term). We’ll also update everyone regarding our lake management activities as well as have an update on the lake district. See our newsletter for more details.
If you haven’t paid your dues already, please bring your payment to the meeting. Additionally, luminaries will be available for purchase.
Our treatment for milfoil is scheduled for Thursday, June 9th at 10:00 a.m. weather permitting. The only water use restrictions are for irrigation and livestock watering. Please see the detailed notice below.
We will post an update to the website when post-treatement water testing is completed.
As the lake continues to thrive and we welcome new members to our lake family, it is important to share best practices so that everyone can enjoy the lake. We have created a Lake Etiquette guide which is available here.
Please take a few minutes to read it. We welcome any suggestions or comments at [email protected]
Our 2022 work plan is available here. In addition to other activities, the association is proposing to continue our treatment efforts to help manage the weeds.
We are planning to continue our campaign against milfoil with another, smaller, ProcellaCOR treatment primarily focused on the “seed” areas: the mouth of the stream in Dwyer Park and the channel from Goodale Lake.
This year we are moving away from other chemical treatments to focus on mechanical harvesting of starry stonewort and pondweeds. Our goal is to have two weeks of harvesting (not consecutive). We have one confirmed for the last week of June and are still working to secure a second week of harvesting.
The Cortland County Legislature voted to create the Little York Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District subject to a referendum of eligible voters. Anyone who is registered at a residence in the district is eligible to vote.
The election is scheduled for Tuesday, February 8, 2022. Polling will take place at Calvary Baptist Church on Rt. 281 in Preble from 6 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The registration deadline is January 14 and the last day to apply for an absentee ballot is January 24. You can get the absentee ballot application here (pdf).
LYLPS is holding a Zoom webinar on Tuesday, January 18th at 7 p.m. for property owners and eligible voters to answer questions and clarify any issues. You will need to register in advance to get the link to the meeting. Click on this link to register for the webinar. You will receive a link to join the webinar within 24 hours of your registration. Your link will only work for one device, so don’t share it.
Following the webinar we will publish the Q&A on the website.
If you have any questions in advance of the webinar please email us at [email protected] or call 607-218-2550.
Solitude Lake Management will complete our third and final treatment of the season on Monday, July 26th. We will be applying Captain XTR which is the same product we applied last year. The only restrictions are for domestic and potable water use. Please refrain from these uses until we report that testing has been completed.
See the poster below for details. This same poster will be posted along the affected waterfront.
Our planned treatment for variable leaf milfoil is scheduled for Thursday, June 17. There are no water use restrictions for this treatment. The following sign will be posted across the treatment area and riparian owners will also receive a postcard notification.