Welcome to our web site and thank you for your interest in Lake Nottely. We have started a great 2016 in helping to keep the lake and environs healthy and enjoyable for all and being involved in community activities.
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Safety On and Around the Lake
A public forum open to all. Hosted by us.
Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Union County Civic Center Conference Room – 165 Wellborn St. not the new building on the golf course.
Representatives of TVA, GA DNR, USFS, Union County will address issues affecting our community in a Q&A session. Topics for consideration are: shoal water markers, boating safety and enforcement, lake lot and part-time residents’ issues, debris containment, muddy water run-off from construction.
A second presentation by county and city development leaders to address plans including managing growth.
This is a great opportunity to hear from our local leaders and organizations that directly affect your lives. Let your neighbors know – talk it up.
Water Level Advisory
TVA recently posted information on their web site that warns us of continuing and significant declines. The article states the purpose of the drawdown is to meet minimum flow requirements to ensure health along the entire system. The small lakes in our area are seeing more drastic reductions because the larger lakes in the system did not fill this year. The article is at https://www.tva.gov/Environment/Lake-Levels/Bringing-the-River-into-Balance and is dated June 21, 2016.
Are you ready for some BBQ? Fellowship? Great Time? Our picnic is this Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 3 p.m. at Poteete. Boat in the parade is the door prize (assuming owners agree). Bring a side dish or dessert to share. Barry is picking up the main dish. George has the beverages (soft). We plan some short presentations on new stuff on the lake.
Update: We had a fine gathering on a sunny and windy day. Great food (desserts) and the other food was good too. Nottely Marina and Nottely Boat Club (both LNIA sponsors) gave presentations on their services and future plans. Ranger Dyer thanked us for the T-Shirts that are again a big hit with the kids who get them for wearing their life vests while boating. (Pat yourselves on your backs for helping kids keep safe and wise). Sheriff Mason updated us on his department’s recent activities. Commissioner Paris was able to visit with us, as well. Boat owners (Mike and Karen) declined to offer their boat but we did see a jet ski pulling a dock we might be able to get a good deal on for the next picnic.
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE. ***May 28, 2016*** We are participating in the parade – again. Members get to be part of our entry for FREE. Non-members – $5,000. We need walkers and riders. The walkers will hand out candy and POW-MIA flags. The riders will wave in comfort. Get to the start point NLT 9:30 a.m. (368 School Cir) just SE of the Union County War Memorial Park. This is the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day observations. Parade starts at 10. Ceremony at the park will follow the parade, another special event.
Update. Let’s start with the important info about our observance of Memorial Day events in the county – another fantastic ceremony at the war memorial paying tribute to those servicemen and women who died protecting our freedom. May they rest in peace and may we always remember the steep price of our freedom.
Did you see us in the parade? We had a great group participate which helped make it easier and more enjoyable. Sixteen of us (we have pictures for proof) decorated the float (boat – thanks Mike and Karen), walked and rode the route handing out candy and POW/MIA miniature flags to the spectators. Great time. Thanks to the organizers (veteran groups) who once again ran a fantastic event that accurately reflects the spirit and culture of our fine North Georgia community (including our part-time residents). There will be room for you next year. So here are the pics – wait a minute, newsflash, we will give away Mike’s boat as a door prize at the July picnic so you will want to be there.
Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10 a.m. Meet at the picnic table, just west of the dam on Hwy 325. We need you. If you didn’t get an email on this, we do not have your email address. You can reach us at email@example.com – Thanks.
Update on Road Clean-up.
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Spring 2016 Lake Clean-up
Hi there just a quick summary of the event. But first, before you quit reading, thanks to Nottely Marina (Captain Shane Doucette) for providing the pontoon boat for hauling us around and the Lakeside Village for allowing us to gather at their community center, providing breakfast and use their dock. So, some 2,000 of us loaded up the pontoon show more show less
Those dam trails are open.
Friday, April 8 Union County and TVA conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony opening up the trails to walkers, joggers and bikers. show more show less