Urgent Plea for New Members


Membership Plea 2017

To our Lake Carey Community Families

“We don’t really appreciate what we have till it’s gone! Let’s not let that happen.”

If the Lake Carey Dam was to fail or deemed unsafe and had to be removed, the results would be catastrophic to our lake community. The overall water level would drop three feet causing:

  1. 1.        The lower lake to become a marsh
  2. 2.        Most docks rendered useless
  3. 3.        No marina
  4. 4.        Fish habitats to be affected

“The water in your lake or stream is a major asset to your property. Join with neighbors to protect your cabin’s area watershed.” by Dale Mulfinger, Cabin Living magazine

Full-time and seasonal residents please join the Association! Come out and join your neighbors and have your voices heard at the monthly meetings! You, too, can help in some way. “Many hands, make light work!”

What does the Association do?

  • Own and maintain the dam
  • Own and maintain the picnic pavilion at the dam site
  • Promote safe boating, swimming and use of our roads
  • Organize social events – most notably Lake Carey Day which is held on the last Saturday of July
  • Write and administer grants to meet the association’s goals of clean water, controlled development, public safety and neighborliness
  • Submit applications for new growing greener grants to provide funding for lake projects (i.e., storm drains to capture runoff before it gets to the lake along with 10 floating islands with plants which will help reduce the phosphorus in the lake and provides habitat and food for fish)
  • Represent the community to local and state government bodies (e.g., townships, county and state agencies, etc.)
  • Publish a community newsletter and maintain the website for timely information distribution
  • Distribute informational literature pertaining to watershed issues affecting residents
  • Conduct lake water monitoring two to three times a year to check for bacteria

What do you get?

  • Opportunities to contribute to your community to make a difference that benefits us all
  • Opportunities to participate and vote in association meetings
  • Free use of the picnic pavilion
  • Subscription to the newsletter
  • Benefits from successful grants – free trees, well water testing, education programs – all have been offered in recent years
  • Cultural and recreational programs – presentations by experts on subjects such as bears, raptors, reptiles, local history, concerts and of course, Lake Carey Day!

Everyone’s support is necessary to maintain our “Environmental Paradise” for future generations to come. If you have not yet paid your dues, we have included a membership form on the back for your convenience.

Link to Membership Form

Lake Carey Welfare Association, P O Box 637, Tunkhannock, PA 18657