The Black Oak Lake Preservation Foundation, Inc. is newly established as a separate entity from the Black Oak Lake Riparian Owners Association. The new entity is a 501(c)(3) non- profit corporation approved by the IRS on December 20, 2004. Membership dues and donations to this new foundation are tax deductible. The Black Oak Lake Preservation Foundation, Inc. has been established for special purposes. These purposes are to focus on maintaining the water quality of the lake, enhancing its recreational features, and keeping the lake’s ecosystem in balance. Click By Laws to read the BOLPF By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation.
Anticipated activities include the following:
- Inspect and monitor the lake, its environs and nearby waterways for invasive aquatic plants such as Eurasian Water Milfoil, Zebra Mussels, Rusty Crayfish, Loosestrife, Curly Leaf Pond Weed, and other invasive animal and plant species.
- Train volunteers to check water quality and clarity at several different locations and at different depths of the lake to report any changes in water make-up and quality.
- Monitor each lake access as a preventative measure against introduction of harmful elements to the lake ecosystem and environs.
- Provide public education to increase awareness of the importance of:
- good water quality,
- the protection of the lake and its environs from invasion by noxious aquatic plants and animals,
- long-term planning to preserve the ecosystem and water quality for present and future users of the lake and environs.
- Encourage maximum safety for all who use the lake.
It is anticipated that volunteers interested in the Foundation’s purposes will undertake all activities. The primary source of support for the Foundation will be from the general public including lake property owners, area businesses and others who are interested in the Foundation’s charitable purposes.
Tax deductible donations, gifts or memorials may now be made to the new Foundation.
Please send your check to the BOLROA Treasurer. To be tax deductible your check must be made payable to the BLACK OAK LAKE PRESERVATION FOUNDATION, INC. It cannot be included with any other payment in the same check. If you have questions or need more information contact Jim Surpless.
Here are two links to several Frequently Asked Questions the BoD has posed to an attorney regarding the proposed merger of BOLROA and BOLPF into one organization. Click BOLPF BOLROA Merger FAQs for the first set. Click More Questions for the follow-ups.