Keeping Hidden Valley Lake Clean

How regulations help keep our lake clean and chemical free – We are lucky that there are no sewage plants, agricultural lots, or industries discharging pollutants upstream of our lake. If fact, most sources of point water pollution in the United States have been eliminated through the efforts of (and regulations initiated by) the Environmental … Read more

Don’t Dump Yard Waste

Reminder – do not dump yard waste in HVL green spaces or lakes! When I was at the marina the other day waiting for the swans to pose for a picture, I noticed a bundle of cut branches floating around the docks. It was easy to identify as American Beautyberry by the small purple berries. … Read more

Why is the bark falling off your ash trees?

The next phase of the Emerald Ash Borer infestation – One of my neighbors recently asked me what was causing the bark to fall off of his ash trees even though it did not have dead limbs at the top. I have to admit to some initial uncertainty about the cause. After all, by now … Read more

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