Middle Lake Fishkill Cleanup

In January 2010, our area experienced a week of temperatures in the 20's and 30's. This caused the lake water to drop below 50 degrees which caused two species of tropical fish (Tilapia and Plecostomus) in the lake to die. The lake residents, along with the help of some friends, responded by collecting, bagging and hauling over 15 tons of the dead fish out to the curb for pickup by a trash hauler. The concern was that if they were just allowed to sink back to the bottom, their decaying would deplete the oxygen and hurt the game fish that the Association stocks into the lake for its members.

The project was organized by Ken Payson and Gary Heller.

Our thanks to the many residents who love Middle Lake and volunteered their time and aching muscles to see this project through!

The evening before!

The clean-up begins!

Taylor & Tom with 1-800-GOT-JUNK finish the job!

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