Please help LACA raise $110,000 to Kick the HAB @ Lake Anna.
With the proper approvals from Virginia State Agencies and success in our fund-raising effort, LACA will be attempting to mitigate HABs in four test locations on Lake Anna in 2022. Our goal is to maintain cyanobacteria levels at or below pre-treatment levels in those four areas.
Kick the HAB
New Plan for Lake Anna Resort Drawing Community Scrutiny!
Plan for 15+ Acres on 208 across from Lake Anna Plaza calls for 130 room hotel, restaurant and 250,000 Sq Ft Condo building. Planning Commission has approved general plan and forwarded to Board of Supervisors for Action.
The BOS Public Hearing scheduled for December 5, 2022 has been postponed until Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at the developer's request.
As always, lACA encourages its members to attend Public Meetings and make your thoughts known.
LACA's Water Quality (WQ) team and Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) regularly monitor the lake and streams in the watershed. DEQ monitors the lake on a monthly basis. LACA monitors water quality parameters four times a year in April, June, August and October. LACA also works with DEQ and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to monitor for harmful algae blooms. Our algae and water quality data are available in the WQ Data pages. Virginia Department of Health (VDH) HAB info is available here. LACA's cyanobacteria sampling data and maps can be found at this link. LACA's Final Report on our 2022 Cyanobacteria Mitigation Program (CMP) is available at this link.
An expansion of the former LACA Environmental Education Committee, the Environmental Preservation Committee has turned its focus on the causes of the recent Harmful Algae Blooms, potential remediation and possible solutions to the issue. As a result they are also looking at other detrimental impacts to the beauty and enjoyment of Lake Anna.
Learn more about these important issues and ways you can help by clicking here.
With the turn of the calendar it's time to start thinking about summer and all the fun Lake Anna brings. One of those long-standing traditions is the annual fireworks show, which will be held on Saturday, July 2 to celebrate the 4th of July holiday.
Additionally, Lake Anna will be celebrating its golden anniversary, 50 years in existence bringing family, friends and visitors together in a unique community.
Please click here to learn more about our fireworks show. To support the annual shoot by donating, click here. The shoot is funded entirely by donations from our community so your support is appreciated and needed to make this the best year yet
Our donors are listed here starting with those received August 1 of each year through July 31 of the following year.
As the summer boating season begins, there are numerous things you should check before heading out on the lake. In addition to ensuring your boat is in good operating condition, you should make sure you have all the necessary safety equipment on board. There are other tips to keep you and your passengers and others safe.
The committee also encourages everyone to be aware of your surroundings and know the various 911 emergency markings such as the bridge signs, yellow dock signs and island signs.
To learn more click here
Lake Anna Resort - On October 13, 2022 the Louisa County Planning Commission voted to approve the re-zoning of the subject property on Route 208 to PUD and to allow a building material change to the exterior of the proposed condominium building from that currently required by code. In the same meeting the PC voted to deny the CUP that would permit the proposed Condominium building to be raised from the current maximum height of 60 feet to 80 feet tall. Next stop for this developments' approval will be the Board of Supervisors, which will presumably set a Public Hearing date in the near future. Continued opposition to the current version of the long anticipated development is growing as adjacent residents and others learn of the plans. As always LACA encourages its members to attend and make your thoughts known on this important matter. Click below to visit the Land Use Page on this site for more information on this proposed development.
Short Term Rental Regulations? - At the Louisa Board of Supervisors meeting on September 19th, the scheduled Public Hearing on STR was cancelled for a number of stated reasons, all of which indicate that the Board is still not in agreement about the future of the STR regulation. The assigned working committee will get back to work to see if there is anything to salvage here. Stay Tuned.
To learn more about land development activities around the lake, please click here.