Welcome to the Springfield Lake Shore Improvement Association

This site is designed to offer information about the activities of our organization and other organizations around Lake Springfield. SLSIA exists to further the education, civic and social interests of leaseholders in the area of Lake Springfield in Sangamon County. The objectives of this association shall be:

To promote the preservation and beautification of Lake Springfield and its marginal lands.
To promote safety in the use and enjoyment of Lake Springfield.
To represent the common interest of lease holders at Lake Springfield.

2nd Annual SLSIA Beach House Barbeque and Potluck
Saturday August 22, 5-10PM

All Lake Springfield Leaseholders and Friends are Invited!

5pm Meet and Greet
6pm Dinner
7pm Photo Contest Winner Announced
8pm Dancing

Lake Association (SLSIA) will provide Pulled Pork, Barbecue,
Rolls, Tableware, Water, Lemonade, and a Great Band!

BYOB and a dish to pass, children welcome, come by boat or car
to air conditioned historic beach house for a great summer party
on the lake!

PLEASE RSVP linvautrain@gmail.com or 899-3611 by August 18.

Letter from the Lakeshore Association President

Dear Leaseholders and Lake Friends,

Summer is here and watering my garden has not been an issue so far this year plus we have had no complaints of boats stuck on docks!

Soon the SLSIA directory will be brought to your homes and this year we are adding important contacts for specific concerns you have voiced over the past few months. Steve Frank and I have been working on adding the contact numbers and emails for this newsletter and directory.

We have had new challenges regarding zoning, trees, sewer, leases, shoreline, flooding, limb pickup, and many more issues. Ted Meckes, CWLP manager and Alderman Redpath have been attentive to these issues. Regarding the changes on new leases, Mr Meckes has submitted a statement for this month's newsletter to clarify CWLP's recent actions. Michelle Nicol, lake manager for water quality, fishing, and other lake issues contributes monthly updates to keep us informed of current water quality with high water levels!

Your association has been busy planning programs and events per your requests. July 18 we will have a waverunner/ jetski fun and safety class on the water for children and their families! Sign up to participate or volunteer to help with this first time event by contacting me at linvautrain@gmail.com.

Also we are in the planning stages for the August 22 Beach house barbecue and potluck. Please volunteer your ideas and help to make this another successful and fun event as last year! Jeff Boeckler will be at the potluck to answer questions and remind everyone to SAVE THE DATE for August 25 at Island Bay Yacht Club for the Update of The Lake Springfield Watershed Plan with Jeff Boeckler. Jeff is a water expert, excellent teacher, and knows THIS lake and the surrounding area better than anyone. You do not have to be a member of the club to attend or obtain beverages during his presentation.

I attended the recent Council of Clubs meeting and due to the weather, many of the fundraisers have seen reduced attendance. Please check the combined calendar of SLSIA and Lake Clubs to see what events you can attend to support lake organizations. Our next board meeting is Wednesday, August 19 at the reopened Lake Lodge #55 Boat Club (next to Aqua Club) at 6pm. This meeting is open to all!

Respectfully yours,
Lin Vautrain, President

Lincoln Memorial Gardens Ecology Camp
Ecology Camp offers programs for children ages 4-12.  Campers will spend 5 days learning about nature through hands on activities, outdoor games, nature crafts, woodland hikes, and much more!  June and July sessions available.


2015 Mayor-Elect Responds to Lake Concerns
Mayor-Elect Jim Langfelder Weighs In on Lake Springfield Issues


2015 Ward 1 Alderman-Elect Responds to Lake Concerns
Alderman-Elect Redpath Weighs in on Lake Springfield Issues


Lake Maintenance and Watershed Information
The recent committee meeting had a great showing of support for the health of our Lake, with over 80 members in attendance.  Below are some items for your education and review, regarding the maintenance and dredging of the Lake.

-- MEETING AGENDA 4/21/2015 --
-- LAKE & WATERSHED MANAGEMENT by Jeff Boeckler --

-- DREDGING ARTICLE by Peter Berrini --

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Power Squadron ABCs of Boating Classes
March, April and June Classes Now Forming!


Lake Springfield Photography Contest
The photo contest is open to all SLSIA members!
Submit your favorite photo of Lake Springfield that captures
"What is Good About Living on Lake Springfield"
Email your entry to newsletter@lakespringfield.org, to be published in the monthly newsletter.
Top submissions will be determined by a committee, and finalists will be displayed for voting at the New Member Picnic at the Beach House!

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P.O. Box 4132, Springfield, Illinois 62708