Membership Renewal Deadline is June 15th.
News and Info
Here's hoping we all have a fruitful and healthy season. Looks like docks are going in and we're dealing with those ice dams.
The board will soon be scheduling our allotted 200 hours of boat inspection for invasive species at the public landing. If you have any opinion as to days and/or hours, we welcome them.
Since we will not have a spring meeting, we hope that this website is a good place to share thoughts and ideas. We will try to keep the information current and relevant.
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 6th 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!
BLA Officers: Catherine McGoldrick President
Nancy Geiger Secretary/Treasurer
DNR News Release 5/21
With the annual start of the boating season Memorial Day weekend, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding everyone to follow the law and protect their waters from aquatic invasive species.
Already this year, DNR inspectors have stopped a number of boaters and businesses moving watercraft in and out of lakes with zebra mussels attached to boats or equipment.
“Far too many people are still not following the law,” said Greg Salo, DNR Enforcement Division operations manager. "Some of these laws have been on the books for more than 15 years and yet we’re still seeing a violation rate around 17 percent. That's unacceptable. Violators should know better by now.”
More than 500 Minnesota rivers, lakes, and wetlands are designated as infested with aquatic invasive species. That leaves more than 10,000 bodies of water to protect.
“Everyone using Minnesota waters must remember that Clean, Drain, Dispose is not only the best way to protect their lakes and rivers, it’s also the law,” said Ann Pierce, section manager, Ecological and Water Resources Division.
Fines for violations range from $100 to $500.
Before leaving a water access, boaters are required to:
Crow Wing County Water Plan News
Below is the latest edition of the Crow Wing County Water Plan Newsletter…it features the new AIS online map. Check out all the new online info available on the Info page.
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).
Ice out April 7
May 4 13.5 feet
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 2015.
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.