What a beautiful lake we have!! We saw the first ice out on March 28th due to early warm weather and the first pair of loons on Bass Lake, April 5th. I thought that we would a nice long summer on the lake, but this is Minnesota and rain and cool followed. I'm still waiting to get my kayak out of the garage! However, sun does wonders and it is coming and our summer will be great!
A reminder to our boaters and skiers:
We have two loon families on the east and west side of the lake that we think of as "ours" and love watching them all summer.
PLEASE watch out for them!! Sometimes fast boats get very close.
July 2nd - Mission Park parade and root beer floats, 11:00. Bring chairs.
July 4th - Bass Lake boat parade, 1:00.
Have a wonderful 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
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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!
Saturday, July 16 Mission Fire Fair
Saturday, August 27 Noon Mission Park
Wednesday-Thursday, October 5-6
Aquatic Invasive Summit II
BLA Officers: Marilyn Bloom
Nancy Geiger Secretary/Treasurer
Have you renewed your 2016 membership yet?
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).
2016 Secchi Disk Readings:
April 20 13.5 feet
June 20 14.5 "
July 1 12.5 "
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 (Michael Blassey)
Crow Wing county recently logged some land adjacent to Mission Park property. In 2022 this land will become Mission Township property, but prior to that it is managed by them. The township has also done some logging with a forest stewardship plan in place and we are looking forward to a healthy, sustainable forest for future generations.
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.