Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man. -Stewart Udall
Happy New Year,
We wish you all a healthy and happy 2015. Stay safe and have fun!
We will be scheduling our allotted 200 hours of boat inspections at our public access (paid by the state through the DNR) soon.
There is an opportunity to add more hours, which would be paid for with funds in the BLA account. If anyone has an opinion regarding that or any other related issues, please weigh in.
Again, thank you for any and all efforts to keep our lake clean.
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 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
News and Info
As part of the 2015 AIS plan proposal for Crow Wing County, all public lake landings were ranked based upon the AIS risk level. Bass Lake has been deemed a high level risk. Only 50 of the 183 accesses identified were assessed with high to very high levels.
The plan, also, calls for setting up and manning decontamination units. The process takes 5 to 10 minutes and includes spraying high-temperature water that will kill zebra mussels on contact. There is no cost to boaters.
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 25
May 2 10 feet
May 16 12 "
June 10 16 "
June 23 14 "
July 9 13 "
July 21 13 "
Aug 5 13 " still !!
Aug 20 10 "
Sept 17 14 "
Oct 23 19.5 " WOW !!!
ICE IN: November 15
Crow Wing County Lakes and Rivers Alliance (Susan Hobbs):
Joined in June 2012.
See Info page for LARA newsletter and link.
Mission Township Park (Michael Blassey)
The trail system has been cleared of brush and trimmed of overhangs in preparation for the snow season.
The township purchased a nordic ski tracker and we hope to get some ski trails groomed as soon as there is enough snow for a base. If possible, please walk and snowshoe outside of the grooves. Enjoy!!!
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.