Beautiful Place, Wonderful Community

Announcements Around The Lake

Dear Neighbors,


I hope you had a fun winter, both on and around our beautiful lake. I know it’s still cold, but Spring is nearly here! That means it’s time for our traditional Ridgefield Lakes Association spring events, the Beach Clean-up and the Annual General Meeting.



We now have public boats! In order to reduce the number of boats on the beaches, the RLA will now have four RLA member boats on Crescent Beach. They have “RLA” stenciled on the side and we have both kayaks and canoes. We will put some life preservers in the beach shed and a few paddles, but we encourage members to bring their own paddles and life preservers. This is the first year we have tried it, and, if successful, we will add some more boats. Please be courteous and return the boats, paddles and life vests to Crescent Beach after use.



Beach Clean-up: On Saturday, 22 April, we have the Spring Beach Cleanup at Crescent Beach at 10 am. We will be putting the docks and swim rafts out as well as general cleanup of the beaches and dam area. We have quite a few new neighbors this year, so come on out and meet everyone while you keep this place beautiful! Please bring your rakes, bags, etc for the cleanup. ____________________________________________________________________

Annual General Meeting: On Saturday, May 20th at 11 am, we will hold the Annual General Meeting at Crescent Beach. The meeting provides a venue for all members to bring questions and suggestions about the lake to the attention of the Board. The meeting also provides a forum for the Board to update members about the state of the RLA’s finances, lake treatment plans and so on. 

Every year, three of our nine RLA board positions rotate open, so there will elections for 3 positions on the Board of the RLA. To vote in the elections or to attend the meeting, you must have paid your 2023 membership dues. You can pay online with this link https://www.rainbowlake.org/membership/, plus we will be prepared to accept payment at the meeting. One vote per household is allowed and you must be present to vote. If you wish to run for a 2023 Board position, please reply to this email by April 30th.


We hope to see you at the upcoming Cleanup and look forward to a good discussion at the AGM.


The RLA Board


We raised more than $1,400 at our annual RLA Tag Sale on Octover 15! Thanks to all those who donated goods to the sale, & special thanks to the volunteers who helped make it happen.


Some may not be aware, but there is an access to the lake near 205 Mountain Road that is owned by the Town of Ridgefield. For many years the neighbors in that area maintained a dock to ease loading of their boats. As the dock fell into disrepair, it was pulled out of the lake with the intention of fixing it up and returning it to the water. Unfortunately, that project stalled. In discussions with neighbors, the RLA has agreed to split the cost of a new dock, and then the RLA would maintain the dock in the future. To that end, if you would like to donate to the new Mountain Road Dock click https://www.rainbowlake.org/membership/specific-projects/.

Rainbow Lake resident & official RLA animator Chris Williams has graciously designed some very cool Rainbow Lake merchandize that is now available for purchase, with all proceeds going to the RLA. T-shirts, coffee mugs, car magnets & other groovy swag can be found HERE

An important reminder to Rainbow Lake residents:


When raking or blowing leaves, please DO NOT dispose of your leaves in the lake. 


Vendor Discounts are available for RLA members from local businesses.


For instance, we offer a special deal on heating oil from Standard Oil: for RLA members only, there is a 20 cent per gallon discount, as well as a 20% discount for service plans. Call Standard Oil at 800-822-3835 and ask to speak with either Debbie or Darryl.


If you have a business or know of one that might be interested in offering discounts to RLA members, please contact the board at rladmin@rainbowlake.org.


For more deals please visit the "Vendors Discount" page.