We are ice free as of today (April 3rd) !! Ducks are busy swimming and we will soon see our loon families. Now you snowbirds can think about coming back as snow is almost gone and days are getting warmer. You fishermen can get your tackle boxes (and all your other gear) ready for the season to begin.
We are fortunate to have a lake without invasive species detected due to keeping boats clean and drained and having inspectors some weekends at the public landing.
We catch and release bigger fish.
Watch for our loon families when boating!
Join our lake association ($20/yr).
Have a great summer!
By-Laws (Adopted 2010; Amended 2014)
Annual Membership meeting held the Saturday before Labor Day.
Membership dues are $20.00 payable by May 15th of each
Interested in being a member? Complete the application below.
Out and About
Recycling is now available at Mission Township Hall.
The Mission Township Transfer Station is open from 10:00-2:00 every Saturday. Opened April until the end of October. The Transfer Station is located on East Horseshoe Lake Road.
There is an aluminum can recycling bin at the town hall that benefits the Mission Township Park. Please separate your aluminum cans next time you recycle!
July 4, 2017 Boat Parade 1:00
August 26, 2017
Annual Meeting 10:00 AM Mission Park
BLA Officers: Marilyn Bloom
Nancy Geiger Secretary/Treasurer
CROW WING COUNTY AIS DECONTAMINTATION HOTLINE 5/25/17
There’s a new one-stop telephone number for information about locations and availability of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) decontamination stations in the Brainerd Lakes Area: 218-824-1055. Decontamination consists of a very hot water rinse used to kill zebra mussels and if needed a high pressure spray to remove material from boats, motors, trailers and personal gear. No soaps, bleaches, or chemicals are used during the process. Stations are operated by DNR- trained and certified inspectors who ensure the process effectively and safely removes or kills AIS. There are 4 decontamination stations located in the Brainerd Lakes Area including Crosslake, Gull Lake, Ruth Lake (Emily area), and coming soon, Breezy Point at the Pelican Square convenience store. The Minnesota DNR also has portable units at several area lakes. Check out their website at mndnr.gov/decon for more information. "Decontamination stations provide a useful service to boaters," stated Chris Pence, Division Manager, Environmental Services. "The entire process takes a short time and will be a valuable tool for limiting the spread of AIS in our lakes and rivers," he added.
Decontaminations are available to boaters free of charge. Under DNR guidelines, boaters will be referred for decontamination when AIS or other unknown items or materials are discovered, the watercraft has been in the water for more than 24 hours, the watercraft is being transported to a new water body within 24 hours, or if undrainable or unverifiable water is present.
Information about Crow Wing County AIS prevention efforts, including interactive maps to search for the status of area lakes can be found on the web at www.crowwing.us, and search for "AIS."
The Land Services Department is committed to providing excellent customer service while helping landowners make wise choices that protect Crow Wing County’s extraordinary natural resources. Citizens are encouraged to contact the Land Services Office at (218) 824-1010 or email@example.com to discuss AIS or other land use related activities.
Bass Lake Association
Tuesday, July 4
Just join in as the
Parade Marshall passes by!
Saturday, August 26th
Meet your neighbors!
Coffee, fruit, and treats provided!
Water Quality (Catherine McGoldrick):
See separate water quality page for more info.
Secchi disk readings (this tells us the clarity of the lake's water by measuring how deep one can see a white disk under the surface at the deepest part of the lake).
MN Lakes and Rivers Advocates
Joined in 2015.
Mission: To protect Minnesota's lake and river heritage for current and future generations by forging powerful links between lakes, lake advocates, and policy makers.
Crow Wing County Lakes and Rivers Alliance
Joined in June 2012.
Membership renewed for 2016.
See Info page for LARA newsletter and link.
Mission Township Park
Nets are up on the tennis courts. Resurfacing of the courts will be done as soon as weather permits.
The shelter is available to Mission Township residents for use by reservation. Contact town clerk, Anna Anderson, at 765-4377
Also, please call Michael if you have questions or issues about the trail system at 765-3863.
People spread Aquatic Invasive Species, people are the solution.
Wired2Fish graciously produced a short video on the impacts of AIS for the recent Aquatic Invaders Summit.