Friends of Hummel Lake Cleanup June 26, 27

  • Fri Jun 19th, 2009 11:58pm
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Friends of Hummel Lake  Cleanup June 26, 27

A six pound, 12 oz Rainbow trout caught by Evan Parrish at Hummel Lake in early June.

On June 26 and 27, starting at 10 a.m. the annual cleanup of the Hummel Lake area will commence. Many people and friends of the lake have expressed interest in assisting with cleanup activities around the lake and the lake’s trails. Please bring your energy, tools, ideas, and donations to this event. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Besides hiking, canoeing, and just lazing in the shade of the alder trees around the lake, fishing is also a big hit. Thanks to Roy Moore and the Lions for stocking Rainbow trout, which many people grill and enjoy. Grandpa John reported that a six pound Rainbow trout was caught recently.

The wildlife is more varied and abundant at Hummel Lake than in recent years. This is a good sign that there may be a gradual improvement in the surrounding ecology. There are more sightings of birds, mink, river otters, bullfrogs, newts, and recently turtles.

We will again remove Scotchbroom, brush and other weeds including milfoil and coontail. This increases the oxygen content in the water, which helps clear up the water for improved wading, fishing, boating and plain doing nothing. Bring your family and companions for a great day. Contact Dan Silkiss at 468-3242 or Bob Dunn at 468-3944 for more information.