HLA FRIENDS AND FAMILY PICNIC

In April, at our Spring General Board Meeting, we discussed whether there was an interest in having a Family & Friends Summer Picnic. We further discussed the problem of where to hold it. Holding it on a community lot was explored and rejected by the board because of the insurance costs. Following the meeting, I was approached by three HLA neighbors who volunteered to provide a location for the event. After much investigation we are happy to report that we will be having a HLA Friends and Family Picnic on Saturday, July 27th, 2019 on Carr Rd. In Zone 2.

The next issue we have to decide is how many HLA members, their friends and family will be attending. Also, we would like to have games and the HLA will provide the meats for this event. So that means we need each of you to contact us by the end of June and let us know if and how many will be attending our Summer Picnic. We are asking every family to provide a dessert, salad or side dish for our meal. So please contact either Julie Brandon at 810-577-3685 or by e-mail at Minutia55@charter.net or Curina Zirnheldt at curinaroberts@yahoo.com.
Lastly, an organizational meeting is to take place on this Tuesday, June 18th at 5 pm for anyone interested in helping to organize games, tents/tables & chairs setup, or meal. We could really use some volunteers, so please join us at 11479 Carr Rd.

 

PFAS TESTING

For those residents who have concerns about PFAS in their well water, an inexpensive test is available.  However, this particular test is not through a certified lab.  But it could be a starting point for those interested.  Check out this website:     PFAS Test and Response Kit

 

PFAS Foam on lakes

Have you ever wondered why we occasionally have foam on Holloway?  Naturally occurring foam is off-white or brown and may have an earthy or fishy aroma.  PFAS contaminated foam can be bright white and tends to pile up like shaving cream.  It is usually lightweight and can blow inland.  It may also be sticky.  If you suspect your foam is not naturally occurring, do not try to remove the foam yourself. Call the 24-hour Pollution Emergency Alert (PEAS) hotline at 800-292-4706 to report the foam.  More information and pictures of what the foam looks like can be found at the following link:  PFAS Foam

 

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

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Photo by Candice Wilson

 

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:  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!

Click below to hear Nate’s song