And the winner of the 2021 EZGO Golf Cart is… Amanda Walts!
Here we go! It’s 4th of July weekend. The Fireworks fundraiser on the Madam Carroll was a sell out and Group Therapy and Davey and The Midnights rocked it! A special shout out to Katrina Coghill. She is our fearless, tireless, focused, driven leader. Thank you!!!
The Boat Parade kicks off the festivities at 11:00 am. So cool how this event has grown. Sandbar fun starts at noon with the volleyball tournament and military flyover at 1:30. The legendary fireworks begin at dusk (10:00) on the high bank across from Tall Timbers Marina. Should be better viewing than ever before. Have fun. Be Safe. And remember the C.O.‘s will be out.
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LAKE LEVEL UPDATE
The US Federal Court of Appeals issued their opinion in March 2021. It was a bad news/good news opinion. Yes, they agreed the science was applicable, but strongly questioned the USFWS notion that their mandate would have a minor effect on Lake Freeman. Hmmm, they drained the Lake almost completely, killed hundreds of thousands of Pearl Mussels, and cost local businesses millions of dollars. We call that major.
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History: In 2014, the US Fish and Wildlife Service issued a mandate to maintain a minimum 500 CFS discharge from the Oakdale Dam. This is an attempt to hydrate endangered mussels down river from the Oakdale on the Lower Tippecanoe River. To be clear, we are all in favor of conservation and protecting our lakes and the river. The mandate was issued to keep a subjective minimum flow of water to the Lower Tippy. A legal fight has been underway ever since. The mussels have thrived for millions of years, it is testimony to the incredible water conditions of the Twin Lakes and Tippycanoe River. Lake Freeman should not be the watering can for the Lower Tippy. Here’s a link to the Indiana USFWS overview.
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Congressman Baird vows to help Lake Freeman
Congressman Jim Baird (4th District Indiana) was re-elected to a second term. All of us on Lake Freeman could not be happier. He has been a stout advocate for the Lake. In his promise to constituents, he called the Lake Freeman situation a “Catastrophe”. He also vowed to make sure the lowering and its’ affects never happens again. A big thank you to Congressman Baird!
Did you know?
The US Fish and Wildlife Service is responsible for the catastrophic condition of Lake Freeman right now.