I hope you are having a wonderful summer on the lake. Did you watch or drive in the boat parade on the 4th of July? What a beautiful day topped off by seeing the loon with her baby on her back! It has been awhile as the eagles seem to get the babies before we can see them. Be sure you look for them AND look out for them when you are out in the boat.
This is my last time on the lake as I have my home for sale. After 31 years on the lake, I find at my age, things are harder and harder to maintain so I have moved to the Minnetonka area and senior living.
I plan on coming back for our annual picnic and meeting to pass the gavel to John Carlson, our Vice President. Be sure to put August 26th on your calendar and plan to attend. Meet other residents and have a voice in what goes on regarding Bass Lake.
I love our lake and am so sad to leave 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 25, 2017
Deadline for comments on Crow Wing County LID policy.
August 26, 2017
Annual Meeting 10:00 AM Mission Park
September 13, 2017
AIS Research and Management Showcase
BLA Officers: Marilyn Bloom
Nancy Geiger Secretary/Treasurer
Register for the 2017 Aquatic Invasive Species Research and Management Showcase!
Wednesday, September 13
Continuing Education and Conference Center
University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus
Hosted by the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center
Join us on campus for a selection of talks about the latest MAISRC research on starry stonewort, zebra mussels, spiny waterflea, invasive carp, harmful fish diseases, and much more.
Interact with faculty and researchers over lunch as they share the latest about their work, get an inside-peek at the newly renovated AIS Lab and Holding Facility to see research projects in action, and enjoy a poster session reception.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required! If you wish to attend the lab tour, please be sure to choose that option when registering.
One new lake confirmed after 20-county starry stonewort search
Bass Lake Association
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).
4/21 14 feet
6/1 17 "
6/18 18 "
7/16 13.5 "
8/1 14 "
level gage set 4/20 @ 5.50
Local Rainfall Report:
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
Resurfacing of tennis courts are complete. All courts are open!
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 DECONTAMINTATION HOTLINE