Lake activities & Community events
SLPOA volunteers put on multiple activities each year: Sandfling (spring beach opening), Independence Day Celebration, Cabin Tour, Serene Lakes Days, Annual Labor Day BBQ and Chili Cook-off, Beach Clean-up (closing the beach for winter), Regattas and the annual Marge Powell Memorial Hike. In addition, there are community potlucks and informal activities led by SLPOA members.
Kid-friendly activities include Movie Nights and Snow Sculpture contest.
Lot 1 Facilities (The Beach)
"Lot 1" is the area on Serene Road at the south end of the lakes. The facilities on Lot 1 are built and maintained by hard working SLPOA volunteers and paid for with SLPOA member dues. The facilities include the Snack Shack, the bathrooms, watercraft storage racks, picnic tables, volleyball court, BBQ grill, audio-video equipment, sun tents, swimming dock, boat dock, bocce court, horseshoe pits and the sandy beach.
Watercraft Storage Racks
SLPOA provides racks at several locations, including Lot 1, for the lockable storage of registered watercraft - kayaks, canoes, and small sail craft. Registration of your watercraft is available only to SLPOA members. We also pay to stock the lake each summer for catch and release fishing.
We developed and maintain a Dog Park at the waters edge, and we maintain several dog-waste stations around the lake.
Published six times a year, the Newsletter contains the President's letter, reporting on current events and news, articles by contributors to the Newsletter on a variety of topics, contact information for SLPOA and area attractions. The Newsletter is available online to SLPOA members.
Membership provides full access to the SLPOA website including Photo Albums (create your own album), Articles, Committee lists, Event Calendar (including Member Only Events), Frequently Asked Questions, a Document Library (containing Minutes, Governing Documents, Financials, and Newsletter archives), Membership Directory, News (including Member Only news articles), Surveys and Online Voting, and Volunteering opportunities.
Each year, generous SLPOA members open their cabins to the membership on the Cabin Tour. The event is open only to SLPOA members and their guests, who enjoy good wine and hors d'oeuvres at each cabin while seeing the unique and creative homes they have built or remodeled. It's a terrific way to chat with old friends and meet new ones. Participants receive a commemorative wine glass.
We address community safety concerns. We are responsible for purchasing supplemental speed limit signs, replacing broken docks and collecting and managing data on propane tanks.
We work with the Truckee Fire Department and Placer County to promote defensible space, remove underbrush and help fund good forest management. We provide free chipping to cabin owners and lot owners to make it easier to reduce the fire danger around each property. Our efforts have earned a Fire Wise Community designation. We also support fire safety planning and education.
We have compiled and made available on our website a wealth of information to assist cabin owners. From recommendations to minimize light at night, to lists of companies that provide snow removal and other services, to guidelines for propane tanks, we have made it a little easier to own a cabin in Serene Lakes.
We represent Serene Lakes with the County, Water Board, Land Trust and other organizations providing a voice for the Serene Lakes community. We actively participate in topics such as Roads, Speed Limits, Zoning, Variances, Sewer Services, Propane Connections, Train crossing, Forest Maintenance, Environmental Issues, and Land Preservation.