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Rep. Green Discusses Preservation and Environmental Topics on Tour of Bolton Lake

Posted on July 26, 2018 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – In conjunction with Connecticut Lake Awareness Week, State Representative Robin Green (R-55) spent an evening on a guided pontoon boat tour of Bolton Lake.

The Bolton Lake system is made up of three freshwater lakes; Upper Bolton Lake, Middle Bolton Lake, and Lower Bolton Lake. In total, the lake system encompasses approximately 2,000 acres between the towns of Bolton, Vernon, Tolland, and Coventry.

“I want to thank the Friends of Bolton Lake for the tour and for sharing your beautiful lake with me,” Rep. Green said. “About six years ago, it was plagued with a green pea like fungus which covered most of the lake, but thanks to the help from the Friends of Bolton Lake and a state grant they were able to clear the lake of this invasive species.”

Rep. Green sits alongside Shelly Jewell, President of the Friends of Bolton Lake Association, during her tour of Bolton Lake.

Rep. Green met up with Peter VanDine, Science Committee Director, Shelly Jewell, President of the Friends of Bolton Lake Association, Secretary, Leona Crosskey her husband Bill.

According to The Friends of Bolton Lakes (FBL), a 150 member non-profit organization, their goal is to protect and enhance the ecological health of the watershed and its surround areas. Since inception in 2013, the group has helped provide remediation of the lower lake, collaborated with state and local towns to monitor winter drawdowns, hosted community forums, and created a science committee to gather water quality and chemistry data.

Tuesday’s tour was scheduled to take place during Lake Awareness Week, but ultimately had to be postponed due to inclement weather.