PICTURE OF THE WEEK
Photo by Jayne Harasim
A NOTE FROM VP JULIE BRANDON. . .
The HLA Board is asking for anyone interested in filling the the recent vacancy on the Board that occurred due to the passing of At Large Board Member Larry Deitering. An “At Large Board Member” must reside or own property in any of the 6 Zones on Holloway. They are required to participate in discussions at Board Meeting and vote on issues brought forth. According to our bylaws, this position can only be filled by a Regular Member who is in good standing (dues paid up to date) and who is willing to attend Board Meetings every other first Tuesday of the month and also participate in all activities of the Lake Association. If you, (male or female), are interested in filling this position please submit your name to any Board Member prior to our September Board Meeting September 6th, 2016. The Skipper recommends from the list of names submitted and the remaining Board confirms. The appointed At Large Member will remain on the Board until the next regular election in 2018.
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
Richfield Landfill issues
Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Camping, Picnicing or Hiking along the reservoir
Holloway Today: Challenges and Changes
Shoreline Erosion: Several campsites at Wolverine Campground are falling into the lake. Picturesque Goose Neck Point becomes narrower each year. Trees are tipped over into the water in many areas. The Reservoir becomes increasingly wider but more shallow. 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, and is considering using the river as its future source for drinking water. 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!