Lake Notes… Water Advisor Board Meeting By Lionel Robbins,
Aquatic Plant Management
EPD conducted their quarterly inspection of invasive plants on March 13 & 14, 2018. They found dense patches of hydrilla in numerous locations around the lake. On April 24 & 25th a “BLOCK TREATMENT” was done on many of these areas. A block application is dropping granular herbicide in a specific block area to concentrate the treatment in dense plant areas. Please see map below for specific locations of treatments. As always, if you see invasive plants in your area, please notify any WAB member and we will pass it on to EPD. On a side note, please see the green line (or straight line) extending generally north and south. That “run” has been determined to be the Navigational Corridor determined by Orange County EPD and Florida Department Of Environmental Protection. The latter being the permit issuing entity to treat the invasive Illinois Pond Weed. The two yellow zones are the general area of on-going treatment.
There are many ways to enjoy recreational activities on Lake Holden and all are noteworthy discussions on how these topics affect the water quality of the Lake. However not all activities impact water quality so the WAB has opted to remove this topic from their agenda and pass it on to the LHPOA. Certainly, if a certain activity(s) becomes a water quality issue, the WAB will address the issue(s) as needed.
During the May 16, 2018 meeting, the Advisory Board reelected Lionel Robbins as Chair and Caroline St. Clair as Vice Chair of the Lake Holden Advisory Board for the following year.
Vice Chair Caroline St. Clair suggested the WAB create a series of educational videos for lake-related issues. She will spearhead the creation and provide input for the content. Rick Richbourg will create a channel for the videos.
MSTU/Budget– The WAB should soon get an updated statement of the MSTU. That data will be shared as soon as it is made available.
Reappointment of Board Members
Rick Richbourg and Lionel Robbins were both reappointed to the WAB effective on March 20, 2018 and will expire12/31/2019.
For more on these topics and others, please join us at the Facilities Training Room, 2010 East Michigan Street, Orlando – The Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, and starts at 5:29 PM, you are welcome to join anytime.