From the desk of:
Keith A. Langley, Supervisor
Town of East Greenbush
On Saturday, September 22nd the Community and Recreations Department hosted the event Saturday in the Park in Hampton Manor. Daniela Lanni, Anita Nero and Carmella Hicks worked tirelessly to organize this event and we had a great turnout. I would like to thank everyone who helped out and attended for their support of this event. This year, we utilized both Onderdonk and Hampton Manor Parks for festivities along with vendors lined up on Lakeshore Drive connecting the two parks. It was family fun for all ages!
On behalf of the Town I would like to recognize the local youth bands that played for the crowds at Hampton Manor Park, No. 2, Nine Votes Short and Time Machine. All three bands provided great entertainment!
While walking through the event and around the lake many people asked what’s going on with the Hampton Manor Lake. I’d like to address what the Town is currently doing to restore the beauty to one of our Town’s natural resources. There are currently two projects underway. The first project is an improvement to the storm water infrastructure through a Clean Water grant. A retention basin is under construction in the park which will help to treat the storm water coming off of the hill. New catch basins with deeper sumps will also be installed in spots around the lake to achieve the same goal.
The second project was approved by the Town Board at our September Board Meeting. This project includes a contract with a company to hand harvest the milfoil that has invaded the lake. This will be an initial milfoil removal which will then become an annual maintenance program in order to keep the lake clean and useable for residents. The company, Aquatic Invasive Management, will make their way through the entire lake and hand pick the milfoil from the root, much like you would do to weeds in a garden.
I hope that these two projects are able to restore the natural beauty to Hampton Manor Lake and keep it open for the neighborhood to enjoy together. I am looking forward to seeing the progress that is made. I hope that everyone is enjoying the beginning of fall, make sure you take some time to enjoy the fall and what our area has to offer families.
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 April 2013 11:54