PUBLISHED: THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017 AT 12:30 AM
SILVER LAKE — The Silver Lake Association is encouraging attendance at its next public meeting. The group will host an event titled “Planning, Funding, and Executing Public Projects: A Discussion with Government Agencies and Community Groups about Silver Lake, N.Y.” It’s set for 9 to 10 a.m. on May 13 at the Club at Silver Lake. The goal is to address issues at Silver Lake and find ways they can be tackled.
“Were just hoping to get people excited about all the different things that people are working to do,” said Kelly Paganelli an SLA member. “We were hoping to continue a discussion about what governments and communities can do working together to get some changes going.” The group specifically hopes to address including dredging of the lake, promoting native species planting and generally keeping the water healthy.
“We’re trying to do all of those things and I think it’s going to take a lot of us doing a lot of little things, and hopefully we’ll make a difference,” Paganelli said. The event will be moderated by Andrea Locke of the Western New York Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management. It will feature Frank Bright, a Professor at the University at Buffalo and co-chair of the SLA Water Quality committee.
Other featured speakers will include Jacquie Billings, a Village of Perry trustee and owner of the Hole in the Wall restaurant; Brittney Roggers of the New York Sea Grant; and John Whitney, a USDA district conservationist.
Each presenter will give a five minute presentation on projects between governments, community organization and private citizens. Paganelli said that the SLA will present the information again at a later date at the Charcoal Corral for those who could not attend this meeting.
The event is free. Send an RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact Paganelli at (585) 624-7805.