Thank you to all of the members who attended our pot luck lunch and meeting August 27th. It is fun to get to know those around our lake who share our desire to keep it clean and free of invasive species. I hope more of you can make it next August 26th (mark your calendars now).
Also a BIG THANK YOU to Terri Stanley for the Membership Packet she made up for all of us! If you didn't get yours yet, it's because you weren't home when she hand delivered them. Wonderful information!!
After having a cabin full of family over the holiday, I am now recovering. We had up to 12 one day. What a great place to all be together and enjoy each other! My son had a trip to the ER for a bee sting (he is ok).
As the summer ends, we can look forward to fall which is so beautiful up here. Be sure you spend time the next months enjoying it!
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!
August 27, 2016
BLA Officers: Marilyn Bloom
Nancy Geiger Secretary/Treasurer
News from Crow Wing County 11/21/16
Information and education about Aquatic Invasive Species and water quality best management practices are now on full display for visitors entering the Brainerd Lakes Welcome Center located just south of Brainerd on State Highway #371.
Holly Holm with the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce has agreed to have staff replenish the brochures / literature in the sign holder as long as our staff brings the brochures to that location once or twice each year. This is a great example of Lake Associations, the County, and other private / public partners working together to proactively education visitors about keeping Crow Wing County “Minnesota’s favorite place” through clean, healthy water.
Zebra mussels confirmed in Lower Cullen Lake and nearby Lake Hubert in Crow Wing County
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.
Crow Wing County AIS Decontamination Policy
This Fall as people remove docks and lifts and winterize lake water systems more lakes have been discovered to have zebra mussels or starry stonewort. Some early detection strategies have led to the discovery while the infestation is small and management options are greater.
People spread Aquatic Invasive Species, people are the solution.