Summer 2015 is but a memory and October begins the “winding down” season on Holloway. Just a few die hard early morning fishermen and women are spotted on the lake at this time of year and HLA members trying to get every last minute of sunset cruises can be seen in the evenings.
The last HLA General Membership Meeting of 2015 is scheduled for 7pm on October 21st at the Richfield Twp Hall. As usual the meeting are open to the public and our guest speaker will be Amy McMillan…, Director of Genesee County Parks Commission.
HLA Members are reminded that the water level should be down to the winter level by November 1st and could begin being taken down as early as October 15th. Those who traditionally wait until the last minute need to watch the website and this Facebook page for warnings of when the City of Flint trucks are spotted (indicating the gates have been opened to accommodate the drain of water from the reservoir), so you can get your boats out in plenty of time.
Lastly the Skipper is once again hosting his annual Halloween Bash at the Sugar Shack located in the woods across from his home, 11453 Carr Rd. On Saturday, Oct. 24th. Costumes are optional and members are ALL encouraged to bring an additional couple this year. A dish to pass is requested. A DJ AND Beverages are provided!!! HOPE TO SEE A GOOD TURNOUT THIS YEAR!!!!
The Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission would like to announce their first ever Pictured in the Parks Photo Contest. See the following link for details! Genesee County Parks
MEMBER LOOKING TO PURCHASE A POOL SLIDE
Zone 1 resident, Bill Brandon, is looking to purchase a pool slide to put on the end of his dock. If you know of anyone who has a slide they would like to sell, please contact Bill at email@example.com
PICTURE OF THE WEEK
Deer along the shoreline
photo by Jayne Harasim
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
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!