Saturday, May 30th has been designated LAKE AFTON VOLUNTEER DAY. Come get a little dirty to help our downtown jewel shine throughout the summer. Bring the family and tell your friends – the more the merrier. What a great way to contribute to your community!
Learn about the Lake’s history and say hello to its friendly residents who will be straightening their nests together with their families. Volunteer activities may include:
• Picking up litter along the walkways and roadsides
• Tidying-up the mulch and flower beds and walkways
• Removal of heavier brush and objects obstructing in-and-out flows. Bring boots or old sneakers
TO RSVP: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate how many will be in your party.
DATE: Saturday, May 30, 2015 (Rain date: Sun, May 31)
TIME: 9am – 11:30 Please try to arrive by 8:45
WHERE: Old Library patio (AKA, “The Dock”), Yardley Boro
ATTIRE: Bring yard work clothes and any extra rakes and gloves if you have them
PLEASE ALSO READ:
Lake Afton badly needs to be dredged if it’s going to survive! Last year’s unprecedented algae growth was the result of years of build-up along the bottom that is literally choking the Lake of its oxygen. In addition to algae growth, it puts the lives of its residents at great risk – the fish, turtles, frogs, ducks and numerous other inhabitants all rely on an oxygen-rich ecosystem to thrive.
There will be more information to follow about a renewed plan to raise the necessary funding and resources to revitalize the Lake. This will include a Friends of Lake Afton membership drive, as well as the first annual Lake Afton Day to be held Saturday, June 13, 2015. We look forward to sharing more information with you in the weeks to come.
ABOUT the Friends of Lake Afton
The Friends of Lake Afton (“FOLA”) is a civic non-profit organization, whose mission is to advance the ongoing vitality of Lake Afton in Yardley, PA. FOLA seeks to educate the community on the historic and environmental significance and the unique value of the Lake. FOLA aims to coordinate efforts of local, state and federal agencies together with local community groups to restore, improve, protect and maintain the Lake for all to enjoy.