Established January 2005


Status Report


  • HUDSON LAKE CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION



    2016 Fall Report


    HLCA           Hudson Lake Conservation Association

    IDNR            Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources

    LARE           IDNR’s  Lake And River Enhancement  program

    AVMP           Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan

    EWM            Eurasian Water Milfoil (one of the exotic water/aquatic plants)

     

    Hello Hudson Lake Community, 

    The 2016 services that have been accomplished are listed here to keep you informed of how our lake is kept healthy each year.   This means keeping it clean of contaminants, clear of algae or murky waters and to ensure the lake is well oxygenated for our fish and wildlife.   Of course, it also means to ensure it remains in great shape for all of our many recreational activities, plus simply for our total enjoyment.

    January
    Developed and submitted an application for a $28,000 LARE grant to manage the exotic water plants in our lake that are extremely destructive to our lake being healthy.

    March
    1. Successfully obtained the full gran for $28,000.
    2. Requests bids from 3 LARE certified contractors to complete 2 Projects:

    Develop the 2016 update to our HLCA AVMP  –  includes surveying and mapping all the water plants in our lake, posting the size of each bed at each of their various locations.

    Herbicide the exotic water plants within all the beds where they were located.

    3.  HLCA hired Jim Donahoe, owner of Aquatic Weed Control (AWC), to complete both of our 2 above projects. HLCA applied for and obtained an IDNR Aquatic Vegetation Control Permit.

     May
    1. AWC surveyed and mapped all existing plants in Hudson Lake.
    2. All locations of EWM were herbicide - 14.2 acres at a total cost of $3,735.

    Note  –  Additional to these LARE grant services, but very closely related  –  HLCA met with the La Porte County Drainage Board to ensure that the lake drain would be kept closed until roads or septic systems became endangered.   This is to preserve the higher water level for the well-being of all the good water plants that keep our lake healthy.

    June
    AWC re-surveyed all the EWM beds and found about 6 acres were regenerated.

    July
    AWC re-herbicide 6.14 acres of EWM at an additional cost of $1,610.

    October    
    Later on, AWC will complete our HLCA AVMP Update and conduct a membership meeting to inform everyone regarding the kind of water plants in our lake and any other considerations we should be aware of.   The presentation is comprehensive with great explanations for the questions that you may have. The total cost for the AVMP Update, including the actual surveying and mapping effort, is expected to be approximately $4,100.

    As you would guess, many  sub-project efforts go on behind all the above scenes.   However, the above gives you the overall flow of the on-going services.

    In addition to the above, our HLCA Spring Fling held on April 30th for our Hudson Lake Community was a lot of fun for all, but it was in a different dimension.   Its purpose was to raise funds to be added to our annual membership fees in order to ensure that our treasury was capable of paying our 20% portion of the LARE grants.   We probably will need to consider doing a fundraiser every year.   It does take a lot of effort, but it did do the job for us.

    In conclusion, I must ask each of you to encourage your friends and neighbors to join and remain active members of our HLCA.   It only cost $25 per household from everyone who has an interest in our lake  –  our Hudson Lake Community.   Why would not everyone want to keep our lake healthy!

    If you have any questions or comments, please contact me.   Thank you very much for your loyalty.


    Bill

    William A. Companik, President
    Hudson Lake Conservation Association
    7365 E. Hudson Pointe Lane
    New Carlisle,  IN  46552
    billc@core.com



Membership Fees

Season 2016-2017

Annual Membership fees $25

Due date: On or before May 31, 2016


Make  payment payable to;

HUDSON LAKE CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION


Mail to;

Bill Companik, HLCA President

7365 E. Hudson Point Lane

New Carlisle, IN  46552


Questions:

billc@core.com

or call 574-654-3066


MISSION:  Promote and Strive to continually upgrade the quality of conservation and creation of Hudson Lake, Indiana.


PURPOSE:  This Nonprofit Corporation is formed for the betterment and preservation of Hudson Lake. This commitment is to include but not be limited to upgrade: its water quality and level, its shoreline, its bottom (sediment, algae, aquatic macrophytes), and other conservation and recreational needs of Hudson Lake. All of which will be done with the proper and required permitting from the United States Army (Corp of Engineers), State of Indiana and County of LaPorte required agencies.