The Lake-Ness Monster was christened following the spring meeting of the Townsend Flowage Association on May 25. Jim Scott, father-in-law of Toni Scott, did the honors. Toni’s suggested name for the new weed harvester was chosen from a long list of creative monikers submitted by members of the organization over the winter.
The weed harvester was designed and built in Spooner, Wisconsin. It was purchased using a 50-50 grant, half of it coming from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. TFA’s half was raised via donations, dues, and an annual Family Fun Day and Corn Roast held every year on the first Saturday in August at the Townsend Town Hall. This year that date is August 3.
“The arrival of Lake-Nessie is a dream come true,” says TFA board member Rich Schoonveld. Rich has been in charge of the association’s weed harvesting equipment for almost three decades. “Until now, all of our equipment was purchased used and consequently needed extensive repair each year. Having a NEW machine is going to make my job a lot more fun,” Rich chuckled as he checked out his new “baby.”
Jim Scott (Above) Rich Schoonveld (Below) pictured with weed harvester
The Townsend Flowage Association is dedicated to enhancing, preserving, and protecting the quality of our waters for future generations. The object is to improve the lake habitat, promote natural beauty and resources in the general interest of property owners and their families.
Our organization is 100% volunteer and we do not receive any funds from the tax roll to support our efforts to preserve the flowage. Our goal is to increase our membership