PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Spring Cleanup 2021
A hard-working group of volunteers appeared on Saturday morning to help remove trash from the areas around Holloway. Most of the hard workers are in the photo above. Some folks left before the photo and some arrived after the photo. Many thanks to all who helped!
The semi-annual HLA General Meeting will be held Wednesday, April 21, at 7:00 pm, at the Richfield Township Pavilion (behind the main building). All HLA members are encouraged to attend to greet your neighbors and be informed about current events in the Holloway Lake Association.
The April, 2021 HLA Newsletter is available. Here is a link to read and/or download the newsletter.
ICE IS GONE! CONE IS DOWN!
According to our Official Cone Monitor, Bill Brandon, the ice in front of his home broke up and the cone fell through on March 11. In the Ice Breakup Challenge no one picked that date for the cone to fall. Then Bill looked at who predicted March 12. Two entrants, Jamie Brandon and Cam Smith, both picked that date. Congratulations to both! As Bill stated in his Facebook video, the Grand Prize Winner will be determined by a tie-breaker drawing between Jamie and Cam to be held during the next HLA General Meeting, which is currently scheduled for April 21.
WATER LEVEL TO RISE EARLY THIS YEAR
During the HLA Board of Directors meeting held on March 2, a representative from City Of Flint, John Daly, announced that the water level of Holloway Reservoir will begin to rise on or shortly after April 18, the day after the HLA Spring Cleanup scheduled for April 17. This date is almost two weeks earlier than in previous years, and Mr. Daly wanted to make sure that all persons involved with Holloway are aware of this change.
HLA 2021 CALENDAR
Good news! The calendars for 2021 are ready. The Great News is they will be available for $10 instead of the original anticipated cost of $20. Text Debbi McLaughlin, Skipper (248-561-0077) to pick up your copy. Make payment payable to Holloway Lake Association or cash. We do have a limited supply so don’t wait. You may also email Debbi at Debbimc@mac.com.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
At the HLA General Meeting held on October 21, a new Board Of Directors was elected for a two-year term. The term of office will last until the Spring, 2022 election. This election would have normally occurred earlier this year in April. CONGRATULATIONS! to all Board members that were elected. Visit the “Contact Us” page to see all the names and their respective titles. Also, a huge THANK-YOU! to all who have retired from the Board, especially our previous skipper, Julie Brandon.
Visit the Committee Reports page to view the 2020 Holloway Reservoir Walleye Summary. The report is a pdf file that may be opened by clicking on or touching the report title.
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! Holloway Lake Association 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, Picnicking or Hiking
Holloway Today: Challenges and Changes
Shoreline Erosion: Shoreline erosion, which is greatly exacerbated by high speed boating, waves, and sandy soil, has been identified as a concern. Picturesque Goose Point becomes narrower each year. Trees have tipped over into the water in many areas. As a result, the Reservoir is becoming increasingly wider. 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. 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!