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Water Quality Program Update October 2020

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FLG to Partner with Equinox Environmental for Ongoing Water Quality Program as of October 1, 2020

This year has had its challenges for all of us, including Friends of Lake Glenville and our ongoing Water Quality Program.

Earlier this year, Western Carolina University informed us that, due to the impact of Covid-19 on staffing and resources, they would not be renewing our agreement to provide water testing, analysis, and reporting services. We would like to thank Dr. Kimberly Hall and WCU for the excellent work they've done over the past three years.

As an alternative, Dr. Hall recommended we contact Equinox Environmental, an Asheville-based company with commercial capabilities and the experience to meet our needs. For the past few months, FLG has worked with Equinox to define a scope of services to meet both our current and future needs, as we look forward to expanding our program. Please see the official statement below for details of our agreement with Equinox.

On October 1st, 2020, Friends of Lake Glenville has reached an agreement with Equinox to provide testing, analysis and reporting to support FLG's ongoing Water Quality Program. As part of this agreement, Equinox will:

  • Perform testing on the six (6) major streams and creeks that are tributaries into Lake Glenville
  • Provide analysis of the water testing results with comparisons to prior tests and trend analysis for more than ten (10) key parameters traditionally used to determine water quality
  • Compare results to established water quality standards.
  • Provide analysis and reporting on data collected from Lake Glenville using a multiparameter Sonde device.

With this partnership we can continue to be proactive in monitoring the water quality of Lake Glenville, as well as the water coming from streams and creeks that provide input to the lake. The Friends of Lake Glenville are very pleased to be able to work with a company that has the reputation and experience that Equinox has. They have worked on many key waterway projects and bring a wealth of experience and capability to our Water Quality Program. This agreement enables Friends of Lake Glenville to continue to build our program, provide more in-depth analysis and reporting and support our charter to "Preserve and Protect Lake Glenville".

About Equinox: Equinox is a consulting, planning, and design firm with a focus on conservation, sustainability, and environmentally responsible land development projects. Based in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, they serve communities throughout the Southeast and are known for work in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Clients include a wide range of private, public, and nonprofit entities, as well as individual landowners. Equinox is a trusted partner and regional leader in design, planning, ecology, and sustainability projects. As a result, the firm has received numerous honors and awards. You can learn more about Equinox at https://equinoxenvironmental.com.

FLG Awarded Duke Energy Grant!

de logo shareThe Board of Directors of Friends of Lake Glenville proudly announces that we have been awarded a $5000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to support and continue our work with water testing.

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FLG's 2020 Annual Member Meeting Recap

FLG AnnualMeeting Attendees ScreenshotFLG held its Annual Member Meeting on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 10:00am. It was the first-ever virtual meeting for our organization and we're thrilled to be able to share it with you here. For those who weren't able to attend, you were missed. And for those who are just learning about us and the work we do to preserve and protect Lake Glenville? WELCOME!

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FLG's Annual Lake Clean-Up a Huge Success!

Our annual FLG Lake Clean-Up went off without a hitch, even though it happened in the middle of a pandemic! 

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Crowds Have a Blast at Lake Glenville Fireworks

Cheers erupted along the shorelines after the finale of the 2020 Lake Glenville Fireworks show on July 3.

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NOTICE TO OUR MEMBERS ABOUT FLG EVENTS

Issued: April 27, 2020

Unfortunately, due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we have cancelled our season opener, originally scheduled for May 27, 2020.

Other events will depend on changes and requirements by local, state and federal officials as the situation evolves. Please stay tuned here on our website or on our Facebook page for updates and information.

UPDATE Regarding 2020 Take a Kid Fishing Tournament

In light of the current situation with COVID-19, and in keeping with guidance provided by the CDC, WHO and local, regional and national leaders, we have made the decision to cancel the Take a Kid Fishing Tournament scheduled for Sunday, April 19, 2020.

At this time, we have every intention of holding the tournament next year during the same time, when we can take advantage of optimal water temperatures and everyone's busy schedules. Please keep an eye out for communications regarding next year's event in the months to come.

As we know, our community, country, and world are experiencing significant disruptions in normal day-to-day activities. Please know that, in the coming days and weeks, FLG continues its mission to be good stewards of the lake, but also to our friends and neighbors, as well. And we look forward to the future when we can all come together again. Please visit our website or Facebook page for updates in the days to come.

Until then, we wish you, your family and your friends health and safety.

Sincerely,
Richard Tyre, President
& the FLG Board