The annual Lake Singletary Earth Day Cleanup was held April 22. We had a modest turnout this year, and really appreciate those who took part!
Couldn’t join us? You can always help in many ways:
Consider watering lawns with lake water as a replacement for commercial fertilizer – lake water has many vital nutrients and some people have reported good results. Even small amounts of commercial fertilizer leaching in the lake promotes rapid weed and algae growth.
If you choose to fertilize, always use low phosphorous options – they are more expensive than regular options initially, but pays us back in many ways – including less need for reactive treatments to the watershed.
Never point grass clippings or leaf blowers towards the lake – that too accelerates invasive species, weeds and algae.
Control your wake when lake levels are high. There is danger of septic leaching and damage to shoreline ecosystems.
Dim the lights. The lake provides a natural mirror which sends flood and ornamental light further than you might think. Please consider your neighbor across the lake when placing lights. Point lights downward when possible to avoid light pollution.
Lake Singletary Watershed Association Announces 3 new Board Members.
We are pleased to report that Matt Connors, Bob Kimball, and Sean Kloczkowski have joined the LSWA Board of Directors, which was ratified by unanimous vote at the August 30 General Meeting.
Selected areas of Lake Singletary in Sutton/Millbury were chemically treated with USEPA/MA registered aquatic herbicides and algaecides to control nuisance and invasive aquatic vegetation and algae on Thursday, August 10, 2023. The entire lake was closed to swimming until August 11, 2023.
The treatment was done for the Lake Singletary Watershed Association, pursuant to licenses/permits from MassDEP and the Sutton and Millbury Conservation Commissions.
SOLitude Lake Management of Shrewsbury is the state licensed company that performed the treatment. Click for official posting and notice.
LSWA in the news! Check out this article from Maureen Sullivan at the Millbury Sutton Chronicle.
LSWA Board Members Wanted! 📣
Are you passionate about protecting our wonderful slice of heaven in the heart of central Massachusetts?
Do you want to be a part of a team who is dedicated to the preservation and protection of Lake Singletary and it’s watershed?
The LSWA board of directors are looking for NEW board members within the Singletary community to join us. LSWA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity volunteer organization. Commitment requires annual paid dues and actively participating in a committee for LSWA. Meetings run from March-October; we meet 1x per month and stay connected virtually year round.
Our goal is to protect the water quality of Lake Singletary in order to maintain the aesthetic and recreational values it holds in our community. Come join us! Please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. 📧