Mohegan Lake Legal Defense Fund

History of this site

This site was originally set up to fight 3 of 5 zoning variances proposed by the FBC development at Sagamore Trail and Mohegan Ave that eliminates two single family homes while nearly quadrupling the parking and occupancy loads of the old Lakeland Jewish Center. That effort failed and the application is currently before the Planning Board.

While Save Mohegan Lake will continue to update you on that issue, we are moving on to all issues affecting the lake, such as Mohegan Lake Improvement District (MLID) meetings, agenda and budget. This site is not an official mouthpiece for MLID, but some updates will be provided on this site; the official site is located here.

We do it all here, so long as it's Mohegan Lake related. Feel free to submit comments, content, garage sale notices, police blotters, PSA's, essays on the virtues of our 105 acre ice rink, rants, raves, etc... We love it all.


Thursday, January 17, 2013

1st Annual Mohegan Lake Ice Fishing Derby and Ice Skating Festival

It's ON! (maybe)

I'm closely monitoring the weather and the National Weather Service is telling me that we'll max out at 30 degrees Fahrenheit beginning Sunday night (1/20/13) through Friday.  If that holds, I'm going to make a bold prediction that we're skating on Saturday morning through the weekend.

Ice fishing?  You know it.  Considering that this is probably the last hurrah before another early spring and a prolonged algae bloom, I say we celebrate with an ice fishing derby and ice skating festival.  1st annual.  If you don't show up, I'm taking home all of the prizes. 

All lake activities will be conducted "at your own risk," as it may be a little dangerous.  It's also advisable that you have lake rights so you're not trespassing. There are ceratinly precautions you can take, like wearing a life vest under your coat, the buddy system, ice claws, etc... to ensure you're safe.  NYSDEC recommends 2 inches (seems thin, right?) of solid clean ice for people.   3 inches for people single file.  7.5 inches for small cars, etc..

Anyhoo, stay tuned.  We may get another winter miracle that provides us with a 105 acre ice skating/fishing ground next weekend.  

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