Booya Bash

The 25th Annual Evergreen Shores Neighborhood Booya Bash is scheduled for Sunday, Oct 12 from 1 PM to 5 PM.  The booya takes place behind the houses at 412 and 420 Bucher Ave.  This year the rock band Nando Bando will be performing live.

The cost for the booya is $12 for an individual, $22 for a couple and $25 per family. Hot dogs, chips, beer, pop, water and cider will be provided.  Want leftovers?  Starting at 5 PM you can fill your quart container for $5.  Bring a dish to share and meet new neighbors and visit with old friends as we close out summer.  Everyone is welcome.

Fish Stocking

We were finally able to coordinate with the fish stocker. We bought about 400 bass ranging from 3 to 5 inches. Most were large mouth bass but there were some small mouth bass and sunfish included. The bass should start spawning in 2016. We plan on stocking more fish next spring. Hopefully we will not have another winter kill and our ponds can become a great place to fish again. Please remember to “catch and release” so others can enjoy fishing for fun in our ponds.

Second Pond Treatment

The second pond treatment will take place on Monday, June 30, weather permitting. Remember to make sure that fertilizer and yard waste does not stay in the street where it enters the storm drains and ends up in the ponds contributing to weed growth.

Pond Pollution

Please do your part in keeping our ponds clean by making sure that fertilizer and grass clippings do not stay in the street and on the driveways where it will end in the ponds and contribute to weed growth. Please sweep excess yard treatment products and clippings back into your yard. Remember that what goes into the storm drains ends up in the ponds. Thanks for your support.

Pond Treatment

The first pond treatment is tentatively scheduled for the week of May 19th. We expect that the spraying will take place later in the week. The exact day is hard to determine more than a couple days in advance due to weather conditions. This year the permits were issued in a timely manner so we were able to schedule a May date for the first treatment. The second treatment will take place in late June or early July. We will post a second treatment date when we know it.

Road Projects

There are several road construction project scheduled for this summer that will impact Evergreen Shores homeowners.

  • Lexington Ave will be rebuilt between Co Rd F and 694. This $7.5 million project includes medians, additional turn lanes and a new sidewalk segment.
  • Three area roads are scheduled for repaving this summer. Hodgson Rd from Co Rd I to Co Rd J, Hamline Ave from Highway 96 to Co Rd F and Centerville Rd from Co Rd H2 to Co Rd J.

Have fun trying to get out of the neighborhood.

Dues Collections

Thanks to our block captains and their assistants for their hard work collecting dues and treatment form signatures. With your cooperation we met our projections. This will not only meet our expenses but allows us to build our reserves which had been depleted. We were able to collect dues from 86% of the homes on the ponds and signatures from 90% of those homeowners. Thanks to all who contributed to keep our ponds in shape and our home values up.

Help With Our Web Page

Our request for help building a web site was answered by one of our home owners. Phil Thompson volunteered to step up and designed this web site for our association. Phil is a Front End Web Developer. You can check out his qualifications and his online portfolio at If you need web services, Phil is your man. Thank you Phil. Nice work!

ESHA Elects New Board

In September a new board took office for a 2 year term. The position of Pond Treatment Coordinator was made a board position bringing the board to five members. The first agenda item was to thank Andrew Callinan and Cathy Knight for serving as ESHA president and vice president for 9 years.


Left to right: Secretary Jayme Artisensi, Treasurer Debra Masters, President John Wolke, Vice President Gary Verke, Pond Treatment Coordinator Jim Wilkinson

ESHA Budget

Starting Balance 11/01/2013    $       268.50
Projected Expenses
    Pond Treatment    $    6,442
    DNR Permits    $    1,125
    Chara Treatment    $    1,750
    Fish Stocking    $       500
    Newsletter    $       250
    Association Insurance    $       450
    Facility Rental  for Annual Mtg    $         33
Total Projected Expenses    $  10,550
Projected Deposits    $  11,100
Expected Balance  11/01/2014    $       818.50