Whispering Pines Lake Resident:
The Village has set the following tentative schedule for the second spraying of Village lakes in an effort to control aquatic weeds. Spraying will start on Monday, June 26th and it is hoped that all Village lakes and ponds will be sprayed by Friday, June 30th; weather permitting. Spraying cannot be done during windy and/or rainy conditions, and if this occurs, it could push the spraying schedule into the week of Monday, July 3rd.
For this spraying cycle, irrigation restrictions are from June 26th to July 5th for the following lakes and ponds: Thagard Lake, Spring Valley Lake, Pine Lake, Shadow Lake, Whisper Lake, Blue Lake, Fly Rod Lake, Cardinal Lake and Cardinal Ponds (middle & lower). It is important to remember that ALL IRRIGATION DRAWN FROM A SPRAYED LAKE OR POND MUST STOP FOR A FIVE DAY PERIOD FOLLOWING THE SPRAYING. While the chemicals used are safe for swimming, fishing, boating or other activities, irrigation with sprayed lake water is very harmful or fatal to lawns and shrubs and vegetable gardens.
At this time, plan on turning off your irrigation system from Monday, June 26th through Wednesday, July 5th for all lakes and ponds. The lakes will be treated during this time period and irrigation systems must not be used for five days after treatment. If you are concerned about the exact day of treatment and when you can begin irrigating from your lake or pond, please visit the Village website or Charter Channel 190 during the week of June 26th for the day of treatment. The list of lakes sprayed will be updated daily on Charter Channel 190 and the Village website (http://www.whisperingpinesnc.net/special_notices.htm). You can also call Village Hall at 910-949-3141 x 11 for an updated list every day.
The NCSU has recommended that weed control chemicals be applied every four to six weeks for maximum effectiveness, so a third spraying will be in August. Future spraying dates can be found, as soon as they are determined, on the Village website, Charter Cable Channel 190 or by calling Village Hall, 949-3141 x 11.
Please be a good neighbor and follow the Golf Course Rules:
The following activities are not allowed on the Country Club of Whispering Pines Property between the hours of 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Jogging, Walking, Dog Walking
- Fishing in the Golf Course Lakes and Ponds (Fishing privileges are for Members Only)
These activities are distracting to the golfers and are dangerous. Golfers are not looking out for people walking or jogging and could create a hazardous situation. Stray golf balls can cause serious injury, especially to children.