2022 MEETING DATES
We'll see you next April!
Held at 9 am - Watervliet Township Hall
PPLA continues working for you on Paw Paw Lake ...
The Paw Paw Lake Association (PPLA) has entered into an agreement with Restorative Lake Sciences to complete the following scope of work:
1. Conduct a data audit to review the ten years of collected water quality data, which includes data from Water Quality Investigation, EGLE, EPA, Spicer, among other vendors. This review will include an analysis of all data along with recommendations to fill data gaps in an effort to make the data more utilitarian for key impairments of specific water and sediment quality parameters. Also included would be recommended investments priorities for improving the lake ecosystem.
2. Statistical analysis of the previously collected data with trend analysis to allow for determination of variation in the data along with significance of determined results. This analysis will be included in a professional report with 2 bound copies (bound and colored) provided to the PPLA that will also be presented to the PPLA by Dr. Jermalowicz-Jones.
This engagement is expected to be completed in the January/February, 2022 timeframe with presentation to the PPLA at its earliest possible meeting in 2022.
Be Responsible for your Wake!
Weed and water quality issues continue to be a primary concern. The milfoil treatment was successful. SAPAC continues to work on drain issues with the Spicer Group. The floodplain reclamation project scheduled to start late summer will catch additional sediment flowing through the Branch and Derby drains. SAPAC will continue to release informational videos every month. A new informational brochure was developed for VRBP/Air B&B guests.
News from Special Assessment Project Advisory Committee...
News from Paw Paw Lake Foundation...
PPLF has started a pilot project to clean storm sewers to eliminate nutrients from flowing into the lake. We will get a bid specification and receive quotes for qualified sewer and catch basin cleaners using a vector truck. We estimate 100-150 catch basins should be able to be cleaned. We will work with the Drain Commissioner's office to clean the catch basins under their jurisdiction at the same time. An additional 30-50 catch basins should be able to be cleaned and paid for by the Drains Commission. Future cleaning will be determined at the conclusion of pilot project.
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