The Sylvia Lake Association Board of Directors met on Thursday, April
6, 2006, to discuss the health of the lake, forest and watershed areas.
After much deliberation, they have concluded that we need to aerial
spray for a third year. Where
we have sprayed, over the past two springs, does show a significant,
visible difference from the surrounding area that did not receive spraying.
The caterpillars are defying all known patterns and seem to be in
an unusual cycle in this area. There are significant signs of
caterpillar activity. Although we may not be hit as hard as other parts
of St. Lawrence County, it is important to protect our fragile and
stressed trees from this continuous assault. Protecting the trees that
are left will protect the watershed. See information about the Reforestation
The Duflo Aerial Spray Company has been contacted for scheduling and
pricing options. We have been quoted $6,600.00 for the application.
The cost to spray has increased to reflect the rise in fuel costs.
We are encouraged that this will be our last year of spraying
Thank you very much for your continued support of the Sylvia Lake
Association. Since 1968, the association has worked to preserve, protect,
and promote the welfare of the lake. A complete financial
report will be provided at the Spring Association Meeting: June 9,
2006, Fowler Town Hall, 7:00 PM.
Sylvia Lake Online Note: 4/29/06---I have seen the tiny caterpillars
myself. They are everywhere, even though there are no leaves yet. Twigs
are full of them...about an eighth of an inch long. As soon as the
leaves come out, they will begin to feed. PLEASE help save what trees
we have left. Send your contribution today.