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The Woodridge Lake Views has been formed by John Plummer and Greg Demiris with the intent to provide information to all WLPOA members regarding what can best be done to maintain the health of the lake and provide maximum member use in terms of boating, swimming, fishing, and other recreation. Our objective is to maintain the lake’s ecology.

It is our belief that a healthy lake supports all uses.

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click here In 2012 the WLPOA Board spent $25,000 on Cindy Cook, a consultant, to communicate with the WLPOA members about Lake and Dam issues. The current Board has already authorized $10,000 to seed a communications program. We want to show the Board you do not need to spend this kind of money when factual information is free and easy to distribute.

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John Plummer:
I grew up in Modesto, California, the heart of the Central Valley. I learned to fish with my dad. We fished the delta for Channel Catfish and Striped Bass. We fished the reservoirs for Smallmouth and Large Mouth Bass. We also fished the Sierra’s for Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, and Golden Trout. Then I enjoyed hiking (to high elevation lakes and along the John Muir Trail). My family also vacationed at Lake Tahoe. I learned to enjoy nature and its beauty. That is why we bought a home at Woodridge Lake.

As a member of the WLPOA Finance Committee I watched the continued increase in spending on Lake and Dam, primarily on milfoil control. As I learned more I saw a future including increasing expenditures. I decided to get involved with Lake & Dam to see if there was a strategic approach available to control milfoil and reduce expenditures. I also saw pressure for immediacy to do something when the weed tracking studies were showing that milfoil was not increasing.

As Acting Chairman of the Lake and Dam Committee, I led an effort for the committee members to look at all methodologies to control milfoil, how each worked, the cost over a ten year period, and the effectiveness of the methodology. We presented this at the July, 2013 Board meeting. Basically, we found that none of these technologies was singularly effective and many were costly over a ten year period. It was at this time we discovered three additional methodologies which had not been investigated by the Committee. The first was the Biological Control methodology. The Board approved a year contract with SUNY to conduct a study. Another is aerating. We have yet to seriously look into this approach. The third is diver/hand pulling, a technique which has proven effective at Lake Saranac, ny and is now being implemented at Lake George.

The Biological Control method (as presented by Paul Lord (SUNY) at the February 2014 Lake and Dam Committee meeting which was open to all members, appears to be the most cost effective over a ten year period. It only involves the Association stocking walleye every three or four years to keep the Bluegill fish population in check as Bluegill are the predators to the insects already in our lake which eat the milfoil. Milfoil is the preferred food for these insects. In Europe, where this milfoil species is native, it is barely a noticed weed as these insects keep this milfoil in control.

In 2014, I was simply a member of the Lake and Dam Committee and was pushing hard to make sure the Biological Control methodology is continued and that efforts are made to make sure the WLPOA members have information about this technique, to show each that this involves little cost, and that it is an effective methodology which caused little harm to our lake’s ecology and maintains a healthy lake. In  mid-2014 the WLPOA Board removed me from the Committee.

Greg Demiris

Greg grew up in Northwestern Connecticut and is an avid sportsman. While his full-time career is as a contractor, on his own time he likes to fish, hunt, and gather wild foods. Greg has been the C0-Chairman of the Fish Committee, and as such, has been concerned about the negative impact many of the milfoil control methodologies have had on Woodridge Lake.

Greg believes that fishing is a sport quite important to many members and their children. He has organized fishing derbies for children.

As a key person on the Fishing Committee, he has become seriously concerned about the serious decline in certain species of fish. His concern is that this decline has been caused by the manipulation of lake levels. As a result, he joined the Lake and Dam Committee in 2013.

In 2014, the Fish Committee was abolished and consolidated into the Lake and Dam Committee as a sub-committee. Greg remains on the Lake and Dam Committee for 2014 and advocates for the former Fishing Committee.

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We also believe that Woodridge Lake is a wonderful place for families. We are dedicated to letting all members know about all the events and activities available in the Litchfield Hills area.
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