Regular meetings of the Richmond Pond Association are usually (but not always) on the 4th Tuesday of the month, usually at Richmond Town Hall. Meetings are usually scheduled April through October, and additionally only as needed. Special Note - Because of measures implemented to reduce the spread of Coronavirus, RPA meetings initially scheduled for the 2020 season in Richmond Town Hall are instead taking place via the Zoom online platform. Links to the RPA Zoom meetings will be posted below and will be communicated to RPA website subscribers by email as related plans are solidified. The annual RPA-sponsored all-town picnic at Camp Russell was canceled, though our annual meeting was held by Zoom on July 28 at 7:00 pm; see minutes on Minutes page.
4/1 Target date to complete pond's refill to normal level, after winter draw-down
4/28 RPA Meeting (5:30 pm) - by Zoom
5/19 RPA Meeting (5:30 pm) - by Zoom
As of 5/29 Richmond Town Beach is open to the public, without staffing, 11 am to 5 pm. Signage outlines social distancing & face mask use requirements. Its official opening was Fathers' Day, June 21, with lifeguards, Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm. Also open Monday but without lifeguards. Social distancing & masks required, as posted.
6/11 Aquatic herbicide treatment of invasive weeds - Pond was closed to swimming, boating & fishing for this day only.
6/23 RPA Meeting (5:30 pm) - by Zoom
7/28 RPA Annual Meeting (NOTE - start time changed to 7:00 pm, by Zoom)
8/24 Second weed treatment - Pond will be closed to swimming, boating & fishing this day only
8/25 RPA Meeting (7:00 pm) - by Zoom
9/22 RPA Meeting (7:00 pm) - by Zoom
10/27 RPA Meeting (7:00 pm) - by Zoom
11/1 Winter lake level draw-down began - to be reduced 1" or 2" per day until drawn down by 2 feet. (Refill to occur in early spring, so pond is back to normal level by April 1st.)
Meeting dates for 2021 will be 4th Tuesdays as follow: 4/27, 5/25, 6/22, 7/27 (picnic?), 8/24, 9/28, 10/26. We expect that initially our meetings will be by Zoom at 7:00 pm. If at some point, we can safely transition to meeting at Town Hall, the dates will be the same, but those meetings will likely begin at 5:30 pm. Our hope is that the 7/27 date in 2021 can return to a picnic format in late afternoon, either at Camp Russell or Balderdash.
NOTES: Dates of pond weed treatments and events held at Richmond Pond and open to the public will be added to this calendar as they are scheduled and RPA is notified.
Please let us know about scheduled pond activities that are open to the public, so we can consider posting them here. See details at bottom of the Links page for submission details.