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Dear Lake Sherwood Residents


The Lake Rules for this year are attached located at the above link.  They have been approved by the Board of Directors.


Please read the Rules but below are some important highlights to remember.


       1.  Only residents are allowed to fish in the lake.  Please see the General Rules Section for the definition of who is a resident.


       2.  Guests of residents may fish in the lake but the resident has to accompany the guest.  Residents cannot give guests permission to fish in the lake unaccompanied by the resident.


       3.  All boats must have two Lake Sherwood stickers on them along with the Lot number.


       4.  All non-resident guests must have a valid Louisiana Recreational Fishing license on their person while fishing in the lake.  Residents do not need a fishing license.


       5.  Check the rules for fish limits.

       6.  Use of seine nets or any other type of net fishing is banned. The use of trot lines, bottle floats, balloon style floats or other type of line style fishing with multiple hooks is banned.


                To All Lake Sherwood Acres Residents: 
                Please
do not give friends, acquaintances, or others permission to fish in our lake unless you plan to be with them while they fish.  Our Lake Rules state that you must personally accompany anyone you give permission to fish in our lake.  This rule applies whether they are fishing from the bank or a boat.  

At this time of year we have a lot of outsiders coming here to fish.  They often tells us that they got permission from one of our residents.  In most cases the residents are not with them so they are asked to leave.  It is embarrassing for them and a chore for those of us charged with keeping our lake private and for our use only. We had two such instances and they were asked to leave.  We had a third person who didn’t say he had gotten permission from a resident but refused to leave so the Police were called and he left.   

Help us keep our lake beautiful and for our use only.

ATTENTION

All Lake Sherwood Acres Lake Lot Owners, 

Your help is needed again in 2018! 

Help protect our fish and lake by not applying lawn fertilizer any closer than fifteen feet (15’) to our lake.  The nitrogen in the fertilizer can be washed by the rains and irrigation systems into the lake.  That combined with the warmer weather of spring and early summer will result in a green slim known as an algae bloom forming in the lake.  The algae can grow very rapidly turning the entire lake into a green pea soup which, if not promptly treated with an algaecide, will over time starve the lake of oxygen and kill off our fish population.  Three years ago we had a very severe algae bloom that nearly resulted in a fish kill.  It cost us over $700 to apply the algaecide and halt the problem.  Last year the problem wasn’t as bad because we asked lake lot owners to restrict their fertilizer application close to the lake.  Your cooperation on this helped save money and keep our fish and lake healthy.  Please help us again this year. 


Jim Cazes

Lake Chairman

jim.cazes@gmail.com

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LAKE MAINTENANCE REPORT

JULY 2018


The fountain next to the zz property has been repaired with a new timer. It is currently turned off due to the intake being clogged with debris from recent downpours. It will be back on line in a few days. The remaining four fountains are working properly.


We encourage bulkhead replacement or repair if needed. A properly working structure not only adds value to your property, but it keeps your yard from eroding into the lake. We have been blessed with some substantial rainfall, however it brings in trash from the streets and grass clippings that are blown into the drains.


Please inform your lawn crews that any trash blown into the storm drains goes directly into the lake with the first heavy rainfall!!


Please continue to clean up any trash that may be floating by your property.

A Tremendous Thank You to the neighbors who lend a hand at keeping our lake looking good..



GOALS FOR 2018


1. Encourage Christmas decorations along the bulkheads and streets. Cazes

2. Reduce nuisance animal populations. (Ducks, beaver, and nutria). Hays & Cazes

3. Sample lake water two times (July and Oct.). Cazes. (Delayed due to LSU test lab)

4. Evaluate effectiveness of the pilot aerator.  Cazes & Hayes.  On-going.

5. Continue efforts to encourage residents to repair and/or install bulkheads. Cazes, Edwards, Hayes

6. Continue contracting for lake cleaning.  Cazes.  On-going.

7. Check into lake finger cleaning options.


Jim Cazes

Lake Chairman


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