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A Note from Beemus
"We appreciate your concern and involvement in the landscaping process. I assure you there are no safer herbicides than Roundup Custom. Roundup Custom contains none of the surfactants found in traditional Roundup which can be harmful to insects or aquatic life if applied improperly. Some may cite organic herbicides as a replacement, but all the products I know of are either heavily concentrated acids or little researched amino acids whose interaction in the environment is not well documented. I would not feel confident using a product with substantially less science and testing behind it.
The Center for Environmental Risk Assessment has a published fact sheet on glyphosate (http://cera-gmc.org/files/cera/GmCropDatabase/docs/htmfiles/glyphosate.htm) and references a number of regulatory agency studies in its conclusion that glyphosate is extremely safe when used properly. There has been some media attention recently regarding the International Agency for Research on Cancer's new classification for glyphosate. According to IARC glyphosate poses similar risks as coffee, aloe vera extract, and cell phones.
That said Bemus is always looking out for the best interests of our clients and their landscapes. If there are additional studies which contradict the existing information on glyphosate we would like to read them if they can be provided. "
BIRDS ON THE LAKE PROJECT
Former Yacht Club Commodore, Chris Holland, is heading a new and on-going project. Birds have inspired all of us ever since a dove brought back a twig from land to Noah! Birds are amazing creatures but who else can fly and what type of bird is that anyway? Studying birds (birding) is an irresistible hobby and many love to study in depth all about these beautiful animals. That is why we are putting together a little book called ‘Birds of the Hidden Lakes’. Those who want to join in are more than welcome. If you would like to learn more about the different birds and their behaviors contact Chris at email@example.com. Please, join in on the fun. For a list and pictures of birds found on the lake see the attached flyer. Birds on the Lake
IRVINE RANCH WATER DISTRICT: Check out the Irvine Ranch Water District website and consider a landscape renovation. All renovations require an Home Improvement Application (HIA) for the committee to review and approve. You can pick up an HIA at the front desk of the clubhouse. http://www.irwd.com/
Attention All Homeowners:
The Golden Algae is a serious threat to our fish population. It is a microscopic algae which lives undetected until the algae blooms and releases a toxin which kills the fish. A foam with a golden hue may or may not appear confirming the presence of golden algae. Unfortunately, three lakes in our area are experiencing outbreaks, Eastlake Village in Yorba Linda, Rancho Santa Margarita and Lake Mission Viejo. These lakes have lost thousands of fish and are currently working diligently to stabilize their fish populations.
Please be aware of the following signs of a Golden Algae bloom:
Unusual Fish Activity: The fish will seek oxygen and large numbers will remain near the surface, in the shallow water, near the aerators, or weirs. The fish will be lethargic and not dart away.
Unusual Waterfowl Activity: Increase in waterfowl population and concentration near surface fish.
The LFCA Staff is on heightened alert and will patrol the lakes several times per day. Staff is prepared to treat the areas and if you see or suspect unusual fish orwaterfowl activity please contact the Clubhouse Front Desk at 837-6100 and provide the specific location. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
The clubhouse will be open Monday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
SAVE YOUR ASSOCIATION MONEY SIGN UP FOR E-STATEMENTS!
Register to receive your billing statement by E-mail instead of "snail mail". This will save the Association the cost to print and mail your statement. SIGN UP TODAY www.pcminternet.com/homeowners/e-Statements.php
ATTENTION ALL BOAT OR KAYAK OWNERS!
Invasive Species Prevention Program: Before you purchase, sell and/or request to launch a new boat please be aware of the following concern. Invasive Quagga or Zebra Mussels are invading lakes and water ways throughout California. Both species can wreak havoc on the environment by disrupting the natural food chain and can contribute to the release of harmful bacteria that affect other aquatic species. The mussels can attach themselves to the hull, engine and steering components of a boat and cause damage.
Please be aware that Lake Forest Community Association requires a 30 day notice
and inspection prior to launching a boat in our lakes. This will include an inspection by Fernando Contreras, Association Lake Coordinator, which will include a visual inspection, questions regarding the boats origin and a request to have the boat cleaned per the Department of Fish & Game recommendations. If you sell or remove a boat including small craft, please contact the association to schedule an inspection prior to relocation or sale. The Staff may delay the launch or sale of a boat so we encourage you to contact us prior to a planned purchase or sale. Also, please do not move kayaks or small boats between lakes. Please refer to the Department of Fish & Game website for a guide on “How to clean, drain and dry a boat” prior to a request to launch at the Beach & Tennis Club. For questions contact: Fernando Contreras at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lifeguards on Duty for the Jr. Olympic Pool and Lagoon, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
SWIM LESSONS AT LF BEACH & TENNIS CLUB
American Red Cross Swim Lessons help swimmers of all ages and abilities develop their swimming, survival and water safety skills.
Private Lessons - Ages 3 to Adults 20 minutes ● 8 Lessons $188 ● 16 Lessons $346
30 minutes ● 8 Lessons $258 ● 16 Lessons $486
Semi Private Lessons - Ages 3 to Adults
Semi Private Lesson fees include both swimmers
20 minutes ● 8 Lessons $236 ● 16 Lessons $442
30 minutes ● 8 Lessons $308 ● 16 Lessons $586
Group Lessons - Children 4 years & up
30 minutes ● 8 Lessons $104
NEW SUMMER CAMPS
BRICKS 4 KIDZ - Space Adventure
August 17th - 21st
Mon - Fri, 9 - 12 p.m., Age 5 -12
$170, includes a free t-shirt
Inspired by NASA and Star Wars, this camp is packed full of models that will make your imagination blast off! For registration and a full description of the class visit the website bricks4kidz.com/beach or call (949) 484-5439.
NEW - TRIFYTT SPORTS CAMP
August 3rd - August 7th
Mon - Fri, 9 -12 p.m., Age 5 -12
$100, includes a free t-shirt
All camps will include basketball, pickleball, tennis, volleyball, and swimming every day. As the children participate in various games, they will improve their skills in all fitness areas while having the time of their life. For registration and details visit TFSsports.com or call (714) 237-0060.
|Sunday Poolside Bar|
Sunday, June 7th to Sunday, September 27th|
June 7th - September 27th (weather permitting). New time 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Join us this summer at the North Pool Deck for a cocktail. Try one of our "special" Bloody Mary's with all the fixins! Must be 21 years of age or older to be in the North Pool area whil the bar is open.
|Movies on the Beach|
Friday, July 31st|
Movies will be on the North Beach under the stars. Bring your blankets and low chairs. (No Glass). Movies will start when the sun goes down. Snack Bar opens at 7:00 p.m. Robin Hood (G)
|Friday Night Bar and Karaoke|
Friday, August 7th|
Join us in the upstairs Lake View Lounge to sing some of your favorite tunes, have a drink after work, meet your neighbors and dance the night away!. 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Guest fees apply. All guests must be signed in by a member and pay the $5.00 guest fee. Must be 21 years of age older. Please no outside alcohol during the event.
LINE DANCING WITH D.J. ROSA - NEW CLASS
Do you want to learn to line dance and have fun exercising then this is the class for you! No experience needed just a good attitude and willingness to have some fun. Classes are Tuesdays from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. Please register in person. Must have a minimum of 6 people to have the class. Classes are 4 weeks for $35 per person. Drop in $10. July 7, 14, 21, 28.
PICKLEBALL, PICKLEBALL, PICKLEBALL
TUESDAY & THURSDAY - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - OPEN PLAY *** COURT 1
Teens to seniors, come out and play pickleball, the fastest-growing sport in America, now at the Beach and Tennis Club. Open-play is designed for everyone to come play doubles or singles. No experience is needed as instruction is available on-site, no partner is needed as games are arranged between players who show up during these open-play hours, no reservation required during open-play, and paddles and balls are available for check out at the front desk. Pickleball can also be played during all other hours of club operation, 7:00 a.m., to 10:00 p.m., court reservation suggested, all club rules apply.
WEDNESDAY LADIES PICKLEBALL
Calling all ladies. if you want to learn to play Pickleball then join us on Wednesday nigths at 6:00 P.M. Instruction provided if needed. Guest Fees apply.
TENNIS LEAGUE SUMMER SCHEDULE
Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Aquatic Fitness Training