The Phillips Lake Community Association hopes this e-mail finds you and yours all safe and healthy.
Due to the current situation regarding the Covid-19 virus, the board has decided to cancel all Association activities for the rest of this year.
This means the opening day of fishing season cider cruise, the annual meeting scheduled for July 11, 2020, and water testing will be cancelled.
The Board had made arrangements to supplement the state’s stocking of the lake (which does not seem to have occurred this spring due to the Stay at Home orders) with a delivery of larger fish from the Nisqually Tribal Fish Hatchery. The permits have been filed; the Hatchery is ready to go, but the project has stalled at that point, due, no doubt, to COVID-19. We will let you know when there are any developments.
We will maintain the Association web site (www.phillipslake.org) through which you can receive information or reach out and contact the board if needed. We will also send out e-mails as things change or need to be addressed. You can also watch the Nextdoor app (https://help.nextdoor.com/s/article/How-to-join-Nextdoor?language=en_US) for information regarding the lake and areas around it.
Currently the public boat ramp is open.
We would also like to remind people who will be enjoying the lake, or walks around the lake, to remain vigilant about social distancing during the summer months. Mason County has had few COVID-19 cases but also has limited resources for fighting an outbreak. The only hospital within an hour’s drive has only 25 hospital beds (6 ICU beds, 19 regular).
Finally the committee looks forward to returning to normal operations next year and to keep things going we would appreciate it very much if those that can afford it pay their annual membership dues of $15 by mailing a check to:
Phillips Lake Community Association
PO Box 0723
Fox Island WA 98333-0723
Thank you very much for helping to keep Phillips Lake a wonderful place to live and play.
Phillips Lake Community