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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.
Announcements Around The Lake
On Saturday, 14 April, we had the Spring Beach Cleanup at Crescent Beach. We painted the rafts/docks and a picnic table. The beaches look beautiful - we are ready for beach season!
On Saturday, May 12th, we held the Annual General Meeting at the Ridgefield Recreation Center. Elections were held for 3 positions on the Board of the RLA. The winners are: Marty Gold, Marc Moll, and Chuck Sussman.
As you can see, we have some filamentous algae around the lake. Unfortunately, the state has changed their permitting process (again) and nullified our earlier permit. The good news is the new permit has now been approved and treatments began May 14. The permit will be good for three years.
An important reminder to Rainbow Lake residents:
When raking or blowing leaves, please DO NOT dispose of your leaves in the lake.
Here is a link to some lake living tips that address this & other common lake problems:
Please visit the "Vendor Discounts" page for information about a discount on home heating oil for RLA members!
Thank you all for your generous donations to the RLA Tag Sale on Sept. 16. The RLA received $1717 from Tag Sale 2017!
This never would have happened, of course, without the hard working volunteers that advertised, stored, loaded, transported, and sold all kinds of items. Thanks to RLA board member Lynne Sewell for organizing the event, and a special thanks to the Williams family for allowing us to use their front yard and for their hospitality throughout the day.
The entire crew had a fun time hanging out with neighbors while raising money to help keep our lake beautiful.
The 2017 RLA picnic was a great success! Thanks to those who attended, especially our newer members who have decided to generously support the mission of the RLA.
Rose M. goes for it at the annual donut eating contest.
Check out this video from the Rutgers Agricultural Experiment Station detailing how to make an artificial floating wetland. The RLA will be building our own floating wetland in the coming weeks!
LEFT: Janine Ranieri inserts plants into our own floating wetland.
RIGHT: Doug Carroll & John Keegan (hidden) row the wetland out into Rainbow Lake.
BELOW: A heron hangs out on the floating wetland.
RLA member volunteers taking advantage of a beautiful April morning to work on phase 1 of the H2H project. Thanks to all who helped out!
Four months later, check out the blooming flowers: