WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST BOARD MEMBERS

At the April 18th General Membership meeting, three members volunteered their time to serve on the HLA board.  We would like to thank and welcome Katie Gwaltney as our new secretary.  Our new Zone 6 Commander is John Eich.  And our new Member-at-Large is Dale Patten.  We are sure they will be wonderful additions to the board and look forward to working with them!

 

WATER LEVEL

The water should be up by May 1st.  But, as we have no ice left on Holloway, the City of Flint may decide to bring the gate(s)/water level up early. Our Water Quality/Level Chairman and Zone 1 & 2 residents will be on the ”Dam Watch”, notifying you IF an early water level rise is in the works.

 

WE STILL NEED HELP!

The HLA Board still has a few positions open.  We are in need of someone to handle the Facebook page, someone to handle the HLA merchandise, and someone to handle the membership duties.  If you are interested, please contact Julie Brandon at minutia55@charter.net.  The board is a friendly group of people that is interested in making Holloway a great place to live!  Please consider joining us!

 

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

clean up

Thank you to all the volunteers who
helped with the Holloway Clean-up!

 

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