Vol. III No. 17 9/1/2022
Notes from the Stockbridge Bowl Stewardship Commission, August 19, Hybrid meeting
- Roxanne McCaffrey, Chair
- Patrick White
- Michael Nathan
- Sally Underwood-Miller
- John Loiodice
- Chair shared screen to continue review of Lake Management Plan.
- Underwood-Miller said Town has contract with Fleetwood (former Department of Environmental protection - DEP - employees now in business as consultants) and ask them to review submission "with DEP eye"
- Patrick said to conserve funds, ask them to review when SBSC has a final draft
- Via Zoom, Anita Schwerner asked if same version as last meeting as no new document posted. McCaffrey said "this is amended version"
- To stakeholders list, add Berkshire County Sportsmen League and take out Stockbridge Boat Club (it is same as Mahkeenac Boat Club already listed)
- Water quality goals — add cyanobacteria
- Use common terms like phosphorus, Eurasian Milfoil so people know what it meant rather than using technical terms
- Nathan said in the documents about The Lake Management Plan, Town of Stockbridge should be listed first (not Stockbridge Bowl Association) as it is a Town project.
- White said one goal should be reducing nutrient loading from septic systems and every other way we can.
- White said reducing nutrient loading in the lake should be one goal
- Replace septic systems with sewer or repair septic systems
- Both dredging and harvesting reduces nutrients. Underwood-Miller agreed
- Can something be done with Tennessee Pipeline so that diversion pipe works? That would reduce silt in the channel. Can it be lowered? Cost? Who pays? Possibly get rid of silt if can be utilized.
- New sand and salt spreader will reduce run off into lake of road salt. Page redesigned Town Beach parking lot to reduce run off into lake. Other problem being addressed was culverts
- Nathan should finish draft and give to GZA (consultants) in good time and also to Fleetwood Consulting who can give advice about quick and easy DEP approval.
- Continue with hand pulling and harvesting
Photo: Jay Rhind