PLEASE JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16 AT 7:00 PM AT THE RICHFIELD TOWNSHIP HALL FOR OUR GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING!

 

ATTN:  HLA SPRING CLEAN-UP MOVED BACK

The weather has caused HLA Board to vote unanimously to move our Spring Cleanup back two weeks to April 26th, to coincide with the Flint River Watershed Coalition’s Cleanup, after several Zone Leaders reported there is still deep snow in their areas. As the HLA cancelled last year’s cleanup (due to the early water rise that did not allow us access to clean many areas) it is very important that we do a thorough job this year. Therefore, please come out and join us on Saturday, April 26th for just a couple hours of work. We have a lot of fun! Meet location is at the Stanley Rd Fishing Site (Tubes) at 10 a.m. The HLA will provide garbage bags, donuts and coffee/hot chocolate to participants. Please remember to dress in layers, wear your boots, gloves and a hat.

 

A MESSAGE FROM 1ST MATE, JULIE BRANDON

In recent weeks, the HLA board has been very busy trying to stay on top of environmental issues that can affect us all this summer.  If you are interested in details you will make sure to attend the April 16th, 2014 General Membership Meeting at 7:00p.m at the Richfield Township Hall.  A lot is at stake for all residents in the area as well as those who boat, camp, fish or picnic anywhere on Holloway.

Membership cards and boat decals will be available for those who have paid their dues at the General Membership Meeting.  If you have not yet paid them, please go to the website and download an application, fill it out, attach your check or money order for just $20.00 and mail it off to Mona Andrews, Treasurer (address on bottom of application) right away.  Membership cards will be printed for any new member who pay by April 6th, 2014.  The cards and boat decals will be available for those people as well at the meeting.

 

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The NEW 2014 HLA calendar is now on sale!

Contact Ilene Ritsen to get yours today!

Only $15.00!!!

 

 

 

The Holloway Lake Association Protects your Reservoir

Through regularly scheduled meetings and newsletters, the Holloway Lake Association keeps concerned citizens informed and in touch.  Please support these efforts by becoming a member of the Holloway Lake Association. Together we can make a difference!

The Holloway Reservoir needs your help to remain Genesee County’s precious recreational area.

HELP US PRESERVE HOLLOWAY!  JOIN THE HOLLOWAY LAKE ASSOCIATION!

Issues we are working on:

The Water – predictable levels and good quality
The Regulatory Agencies – boating safety
The Environment – industrial and other pollution
Shoreline Erosion
Parkland Preservation
Richfield Landfill issues
Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Camping, Picnicing or Hiking along the reservoir

Holloway Today: Challenges and Changes

Shoreline Erosion: Several campsites at Wolverine Campground are falling into the lake. Picturesque Goose Neck Point becomes narrower each year. Trees are tipped over into the water in many areas. The Reservoir becomes increasingly wider but more shallow. What will it look like in 50 years?

Water Levels: There are many demands on the waters of Holloway. The City of Flint requires constant flow for sanitation plants, and is considering using the river as its future source for drinking water. Down river recreational users call for increased summertime flow. In the dry summer months, low water levels on Holloway harm recreation, wildlife and the ecosystem of the water.

Environmental Concerns: The potential impact of The Richfield Landfill on Holloway Reservoir and its surroundings demands activism by the public to insure a safe environment and to maintain the natural beauty of the area.

The increase in the numbers of seagulls requires efforts to control them in order to prevent the damage they cause to property and their contamination of the water.

Regulatory Intrusion: The Holloway Reservoir is heavily regulated by Government, and citizen activism is required to balance the competing interests of the environmental, industrial and recreational communities.

 

 

We have been given permission by Nate Harasim to use his song “Holloway Cruise” on our website.  Nate was just a young teenager when he wrote this song while sitting on his dock in Zone 4.  It is simply beautiful!  Make sure you have your speakers on!

Click below to hear Nate’s song

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