Ellen W. McLaughlin, Editor, Bottle Lake Newsletter.

5604 12th Ave  South,      Birmingham,  AL 35222    tel. 205-595-0806

ewmclaug@samford.edu
 

FOURTH OF JULY BOAT PARADE A GREAT SUCCESS.

PLAN TO PARTICIPATE NEXT YEAR.

The first July 4th boat parade was held 2 years ago with only one boat carrying participants Wally and Lois Cook. Last year thanks to Bob Smith and Wally Cook, 30+ boats/ watercraft were decorated with American flags and red , white and blue bunting. It was a thrilling sight to see so many boats gather at the beach end of Bottle Lake and sail around the lake in support of our nation and the freedoms with which we are blessed. This year was no exception with 30 boats flying the colors. Thanks to all who participated.

 

BOTTLE LAKE WATER QUALITY FOR 2002

According to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program the water in Bottle Lake is "considered to be slightly above average based on measures of SDT (Secchi Disk Transparency,16 feet), total phosphorous (TP) and Chlorophyll-a (Chla). The potential for nuisance algae blooms on Bottle Lake is low-moderate. The potential for TP to leave the bottom sediments and become available to algae in the water column is moderate." When compared to lakes in the United States, Bottle Lake water is excellent.

WILDFLOWER WALK

July 26, 2003.  Saturday, 10:00AM.

Meet at mailboxes on Depot Rd.  We will take a leisurely stroll and identify some of the common roadside wild flowers in bloom.  Led by Ellen McLaughlin who has been developing a check list of flowers in the Lakeville area for the last 10 years.  Bring your camera, binoculars (in case we see some interesting birds) and your own expertise.  Each participant will receive a free check list.  This walk is rated easy and a  rain date will be posted near the mailboxes. Sponsored by your Lakeville Camp Owners Association.