A Message from the ALPOA Board of Directors
ALPOA Garden Tour/Plant Swap
June 12, 1PM
Come enjoy an afternoon of touring Ashford Lake Gardens. Five homes will have their gardens on the tour – come enjoy light refreshments at each stop.
“Crazy Garden Hat Contest”
Gardeners and non-gardeners are welcome to take a leisurely walk and swap plants, talk garden tips or just enjoy the company of your neighbors and refreshments.
Starts at 22 Lakeside Drive – The Trotta’s
52 Lakeside Drive – The Conlan’s
73 Lakeside Drive – The Pillion’s
86 Ashford Lake Drive – Ann Milner
70 Ashford Lake Drive – The McConnel’s
Please join in at any time. Please email Denise Pillion with any questions (email@example.com). See you in the garden!!
Independence Day Boat Parade
July 3, 6PM (rain date July 4, 6PM)
The ALPOA Board urges all Ashford Lake residents to follow CDC guidelines regarding masking, social distancing and hygiene in order to support the health and welfare of our community.
Please stay informed by keeping abreast of all federal, state and local information sources.
Board business will continue to be conducted via Zoom meetings, email and messaging for the foreseeable future. To request the link to a monthly Board meeting, provide your email address via this site or to any Board member. Meeting dates are posted here, on the community bulletin boards and on the ALPOA Community Facebook page.
Interested in the latest news?
Please see the link below from the Connecticut Boaters’ Guide for important information on protecting our lake from invasive aquatic plants and animals. Please visit the Ashford Lake Environment section on the Property owners menu as well.
Interested in serving on the Ashford Lake
Property Owner’s Association Board?
Contact any Board Member for more information.
Wild Bird Mortality FAQ: http://www.cfwwildbirdmortalityreporting.ct.gov/
& Safety Notice
While our community is generally quiet, peaceful and safe, we are occasionally affected by criminal acts. Residents are reminded to remain vigilant and to report vandalism, trespassing or any activity that appears suspicious to:
Connecticut State Police, Troop C
Contact a Board Member for the Zoom invitation
- Respect the fact that use of the lake and the beaches is reserved for ALPOA residents and accompanied guests. Being a property owner does not entitle you to extend open invitations to friends or acquaintances to use our lake or beaches.
- Inform tenants and guests that they must abide by the same rules and regulations that apply to ALPOA residents.
- Report any suspicious activity to the Connecticut State Police Troop C. (860) 896-3200. The State Police cannot enforce traffic laws on our private roads.
- Safe driving is a responsibility of all residents. Adhere to the 15 MPH SPEED LIMIT. Our community includes many families with young children.
- Dogs should be leashed and under the owner’s control on all roads and common areas. Be considerate and pick up after your pet! Please see ALPOA Dog Regulations in the Community Watch & Safety section under the Property Owners menu.
- Be on guard for invasive aquatic plants, many of which are nearly impossible to eradicate and costly to control. Because invasive plants are usually carried on boats, trailers and motors, any watercraft that have been used on other freshwater lakes or ponds should be thoroughly washed and inspected before being used on Ashford Lake. Please see information on aquatic plants in the Ashford Lake Environment section under the Property Owners menu. Report anything suspicious to the Board of Directors.
- Please attach ALPOA boat stickers to all your boats so that boats on the lake belonging to ALPOA members can be identified. Contact Denise Pillion (860-617-3642) for stickers.
- Refrain from using chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Runoff will inevitably wash these materials into the lake, promoting aquatic plant growth and potentially harming fish, wildlife or humans. Leaving a buffer area of native plants and grasses along your shoreline will serve as a natural filter, trapping nutrients from storm water runoff before they enter the lake and providing a habitat for desirable wildlife.
- Use the summer months to inspect and maintain septic systems to ensure that pollutants do not enter the lake or contaminate well water.
- Consult the Land Management information on this site if undertaking any regulated activities on your property. Please see Land Management in the Ashford Lake Environment section under the Property Owners menu.
- Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the season, the beautiful environment that surrounds us, and the recreational and social opportunities that our Ashford Lake community provides.