Board

GELIA Officers 2020-2021

1. Charles Crespi, President (send email)

2. David Elwell, Vice President

3. Jeff Lebida,  Treasurer

4. Susi Alvino, Secretary

 Board of Directors

GELIA Committees

5. John Bath
6. Lindsey Berube
7. Selene Berube
8. Dana Bridges
9. John Crespi
10. Adam Fennelly

11. Effie Jaramillo
12. Sergio Jaramillo
13. Tom Knowlton 
14. Tom Lynch
15.Dave Mankus
16. Barry Russo

17. Rich Sigel
18. Bob Sterns
19. Deanna St. Pierre
20. Matt St. Pierre

21. Dave Upton

22. Carol Ward

 

 

Boating Safety
Barry Russo
Newsletter Editor
Dave Elwell
Calendars
Selene Berube
Nominating
David Upton
Membership Coordinator
Susi Alvino
Water Quality Testing
Chuck Hodsdon
Fish/Wildlife

Weed Watchers
John Bath
Lake Hosts
Selene Berube
Website
Lindsey Berube & Tom Knowlton
Loon Protection
Chuck Hodsdon                       
About the Watershed Survey

 We are pleased to announce that the Great East Lake 2021 Watershed Report is finished and
available as a PDF link below. Many thanks to Jon Balanoff, the AWWA Executive Director, for
his perseverance in seeing the project through to this point.
We all know that our lake is very clear and clean, but the challenge before us is to keep it that
way for future generations. The survey identified many sites throughout the watershed that
threaten its present condition. Here is a quick summary of the findings:

           -25 sites were identified as having a high impact on water quality
           -97 sites were identified with medium impact
           -101 sites were identified with low impact

Of these 200+ sites, about half of them require no-cost or low-cost remediation. The other half
are more involved, more technically challenging, and will have a greater expense associated with
them. Please keep in mind that AWWA’s Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is available to assist
with remediation projects and property owners need only pay the cost for materials, not labor.

Letters and emails have been sent to all participating members informing them if erosion issues
were found on their property or not. If issues were found, members were provided with details
of the findings and suggested remediation methods.

If you do not receive a letter or email and would like to inquire about findings on your property
you can send your request to either the GELIA Watershed Committee email or the AWWA email
address listed below to request that information. Please provide your name, the property
owner’s name and the property address in your request.

          watershedsurvey@greateastlake.org
          info@AWwatersheds.org

We urge all property owners to read the report as it’s filled with useful information, helpful
remediation options and best practices for all kinds of issues. We also want to stress the
importance of addressing issues promptly should any be identified on your property.
Thank you again to all those who assisted with this survey and thanks to everyone for helping to
keep our lake as clean, clear and beautiful as we possibly can.