Local news and newsletters from around Newman Lake to keep you updated and in the know about what's happening in our area. If you have any news you would like to see on this page contact us and we'll post it on the site.
Trail Angels: adding value to McKenzie Conservation Area
A very nice article from the Spokesman-Review's Rich Landers about Norm Thorpe and the McKenzie Conservation Area.
The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has used a grant from the WA State Recreation and Conservation Office to redevelop an existing Newman Lake Access Site. The project allowed WA State Dept of Fish and Wildlife to redevelop the aging boat launch by installing two new boat ramp lanes; an ADA certified boat-loading dock, and gangway. The existing parking area has been regraded and graveled and an ADA parking stall with paths to other site amenities has been installed. VIST THE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO
Freshwater Jellyfish Sightings
No you weren't seeing things! Those were freshwater jellyfish in Newman Lake this summer.
- They are not considered to be dangerous to humans.
- Stings won't penetrate human skin.
-They are NOT rare and found on all continents.
- Blooms are thought to be temperature dependent and most common in summer and fall.
- It may be several years between blooms
-They are able to reproduce both sexually and asexually.
- There are no plans to treat the lake to control the jellyfish.
CLICK HERE for additional information about the jellyfish.
July 4th - Newman Lake Property Owners Association POKER RUN
Thank you to everyone that participated in the 1st annual NLPOA Poker Run!!!
Over 162 people participated. 8 docks were used (THANK YOU volunteers!) The waves were challenging to say the least but you all rocked the dock approaches and kept it SAFE!! Thank you for showing off your Patriotic and Crazy Fun Spirit – you made us all smile!
Again, thank you for the fun times! We are already planning the 2nd annual Poker Run. If you would like to volunteer to be on the committee, volunteer to host a dock and if you have any suggestions for next year also let us know. We had fun and hope you did too!
NLPOA – Newman Lake Property Owners Association
Inland Power Open House - May 17
Wednesday, May 17th
6:30-8pm (no formal presentation, come anytime during these hours)
Newman Lake Fire Station
9324 Starr Road
Remember all those days last year of sitting in the dark when the power was out? Inland Power doesn't want that to happen again. They have gotten funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Washington State Emergency Management Division for a series of projects to relocate overhead power lines at Newman Lake to underground. Construction begina at the end of May and will last through November 2017. Find out when your lines will be buried and what that means for you, as in will you be temporarily without power, will your commute be disrupted etc., at an open house:
For more information about the project, please call Inland Power at 509.747.7151 ext 269.DETAILS
Newman Lake Flood Control Zone District Advisory Board Meeting - Thursday May 18
THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
Public Works Building, Room 2B
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
3:00 Call to Order / Introductions
3:05 Approve minutes of previous meeting
3:10 Old Business
-Determine how board wants to track ongoing and completed action items
-Review status of action items from previous meeting
3:40 Staff Reports
‐ Lake Level
‐ Legislation Update
‐ Facility Structure Maintenance Issues
‐ 2017 Budget/Storm Issues/FEMA Reimbursement
3:55 New Business
4:30 Questions and Comments