Lincoln Pond
~ A Place for All Seasons ~

Web Site of the Lincoln Pond Association, Lincoln Pond, Elizabethtown, New York

Photo by Edward Crandall
For a collection of aerial photos of Lincoln Pond, go here
: Aerial Photo Sheet Lincoln Pond




Wildlife sightings around Lincoln Pond: a bull moose. 

Photo from trail camera maintained by Dave Lawrence on the hill west of Lincoln Pond.

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                                                        2024 SCHEDULE   

 

Association Board Meeting - May 26, 2024, 9:30 AM: The Board of Directors of the Lincoln Pond Association met on the morning of May 26th to formulate this season's schedule, to review the budget, to address members' concerns, and to discuss other matters that needed to be addressed. Because of the departure of several Board members from the Pond, including our Secretary Karin DeMuro, we appointed an acting secretary (Susan Bradford) and an acting board member (Scott Egglefield), both of whom will be running for those positions when we meet for our annual membership meeting in July. The Board also voted to amend the present Association bylaws to increase the number of Board members who can serve on the Board from our present maximum of 6 to a maximum of 8. Our present bylaws read as follows:
"The Board of Directors will consist of a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 members, plus the president, secretary, and treasurer. All members shall be elected from the active membership of the Association. The directors shall formulate the policies of the Association."
We propose to modify this to the following:
"The Board of Directors will consist of a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 members, plus the president, secretary, and treasurer. All members shall be elected from the active membership of the Association. The directors shall formulate the policies of the Association."
The Amendment will be voted on at our meeting in July.

Group Road Clean-Up -- conducted Saturday, 6/22/2024. Around a dozen members showed up and focused their clean-up efforts on sections of the road not yet completed in April and May by individual camp groups. The bags we filled were picked up by the County Highway Department. Those unable to join us on that day but willing to participate in our road cleaning efforts can sign up to collect roadside trash later in the summer -- especially after July 4th. You can contact Gerry at 518-603-7422 or at the email address of the Association at: lincolnpondassociation@gmail.com). We will provide you with town-issued orange bags that can be left at the side of the road for DPW pickup. Please use the map we prepared to identiy the sections of the road you are willing to cover. See: Lincoln Pond Road - Zoned Trash Clean Up Map.

Annual Membership Meeting -- Saturday, July 20, 9:30 AM -- this year, as last year, we will meet at the Sienkiewicz camp, 39 Lower Pond Way. Coffee, juice, and pastries will be provided. We will also have recently received Association shirts, mugs, and glasses on hand. Ahead of the meeting, PLEASE review the minutes from last year's meeting. We will vote on their approval at this year's meeting. Review here: MINUTES FROM 7-15-2023 MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Annual Summer Picnic (Saturday, 8/10/2024, 11:30 AM):  Our annual summer picnic will take place on Saturday, August 10th, starting at 11:30 AM. As in past years, we will meet at the DEC campsite picnic area (near the beach). Also, as in past years, we will provide meats/vegie burgers, chips, rolls, beverages, and utensils. Members should bring a dish to share (side dishes, salads, desserts, appetizers, and so on). If you drive to the picnic area please let the attendants at the gate know that you are attending the Association picnic and you will not be charged to enter. They will keep a car count and the Association will pay at the end for everyone. To keep costs down, you are encouraged to car pool.

                                                 NOTICES AND ACTIVITIES 

* As many of you know, the Lincoln Pond Association has long participated in the Lake Management Tracker Program administered by APPIP (Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program). For more information about this, go to LAKE MANAGEMENT TRACKING PROGRAM.
As participants in the program, we track the spread of milfoil and try to detect any other invasive aquatic species threatening the health of Lincoln Pond. We would love to have more Association members participating in the program. New training sessions will be scheduled for late spring and summer and information about them will be posted here. If you are interested, please contact Gerry Zahavi through the Association email: lincolnpondassociation@gmail.com.

* WE received DEC approval for our buoy installation, but only for four buoys.  All were deployed in 2023 -- two by the causeway and two on the far side of the small island across from the causeway. They will again be intalled VERY soon.

* See more notices and information on local Internet service providers, the Lake Champlain Basin Program Grant (including access to the final report), and the causeway bridge replacement plans here: Notices/Activities -- or via the menu link at the bottom of this page).

* DUES: If you haven't already sent in your annual membership dues ($20 per camp) please do so now. You can send the dues directly to our treasurer, Jeff Sienkiewicz at 68 Marwick Manor, New Milford, CT 06776 or to Gerry Zahavi, 4172 Lincoln Pond Rd. Elizabethtown, NY 12932. Please make all checks payable to the "Lincoln Pond Association."

* LINCOLN POND LOGO MERCHANDISE (all proceeds support the Association):

lincoln pond association logo items

* Some Lincoln Pond T-shirts, mugs, and glasses are available now. More are being ordered (along with other items, soon to be announced). If interested, contact Susan Bradford at: ses8k@virginia.edu. Please insert “Lincoln Pond tee shirts” in the email’s subject line.

 

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Sunset at Lincoln Pond
(Helen Phinney, Aug. 11, 1971)

A kingfisher skims the water -
the water reflecting the
hills and sky
Pools of pink and purple.Now the colors fade.
The hills take on a deep blue.
The water becomes shimmering
glass - shimmering - moving -
Blue clouds, now, and
darker water - a bird calls
in the trees behind me.

Now all is muted and quiet,
Colors, water - all.

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Welcome to the official Lincoln Pond Association Web site.

E-mail us at: lincolnpondassociation@gmail.com
  Web site maintained by: Gerry Zahavi
Updated: July 3,  2024