Please remove vegetative material to decompose on your property or burn it within a pile on the lakebed. We have been in contact with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to discuss the application of the current New York State burning law as is pertains to our situation. DEC has given permission to the GLCA and its members to burn weeds on the lakebed. Mr. Bruce Kniskern has been in contact with the Town of Galway to notify them of this determination by the DEC.

Please be aware that the lakebed can in fact be dangerous. There are areas of the lakebed that will not support the weight of a person on foot and you may become stuck in certain sediments. If you decide to move about the lakebed during the drawdown please be cognizant of this fact and take the necessary precautions to ensure your safety. I hope that you had an enjoyable summer season at Galway and that each of you has a safe and enjoyable winter. This season we were truly blessed with a beautiful and sunny summer.

Membership Letter dated October 10, 2010