NEW HLA OFFICERS

Sadly, our HLA President, Gary Porrett, will be stepping down because he is moving.  Gary has been an incredible President, providing his expertise and knowledge to HLA for many years.  Thank you for all you’ve done, Gary!  We will miss you!

Julie Brandon has graciously agreed to step up as the new HLA President.  Dave Fraim will be the new Vice President.  And Martin Hefter will be the new Zone 2 commander.  We thank all three HLA members for offering to serve in these positions!

 

JUST A REMINDER. . .

Ok folks, that’s all she wrote! We are all the way down to the winter water level (although with the high winds we are having today, it’s hard to tell). For those who remove their docks, (and we recommend that all those who can–do it) you can plan for it this weekend. Light snow is predicted, but you should be able to get it done on dry ground or just a few inches of the waters edge covering your furthest dock legs. Also, pull your hoists as far onto shore and away from the water’s edge as you can. Those who can’t or don’t, run the risk of your furthest docks and hoists being mangled when the ice breaks up and shifts in early Spring. If you have electric motors on your hoists they, too, should be removed, stored in a dry location, and your electrical outlet winterized (covered in a plastic bag and taped up so no moisture can get in). If you can shut down the power completely, it’s all the better. It goes without saying that your rafts and all play toys should already be stored away for the winter. That’s it for Holloway Shoreline Winterization for our newbies and a reminder to our old-timers.

 

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

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Photo by Leslie Slater

 

 

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