Lakeshore Restoration Project July 28
The Rick and Julie Pierce cabin is located on the north side of the lake, 2 lots east of the Pinecrest Resort (the dock with the streamers and the Minnesota and pirate flags). They have been on Bass Lake for 10 years. When they bought the cabin in 2008, they had 30 feet or more of beach. Over the years as the lake has risen, more ice damage and wave erosion has eroded the shoreline to the point where their lakeside trees are now in serious jeopardy with exposed tree roots and lakebank undercuts.
On July 28, they will be doing a lakeshore restoration project working with Shelley Larson from Hayland Woods. The project involves installation of a jute erosion blanket, willow wattle bundles with emergent plants, and several upslope native plant gardens to slow runoff into the lake. They received a grant from Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District to cover half of the cost of the project.
The project will start at 9:00 a.m. on the 28th and it should take 5-6 hours. All are welcome to come by and check it out and even join in a bit of planting! Shelley is very happy to do a brief workshop on what is happening. Rick and Julie will be serving lunch! Just stop by and see them on July 28.
Ads recently ran by Whitefish Area Property Owners Association
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2018 4th of July Boat Parade
Thanks to everyone for making this year's boat parade more special than ever! It was a record year--20 boats participated and even though decorating was optional, there were some very patriotic looking boats!
Photo submitted by parade marshal Jon Auge. More photos of the parade in the photo gallery.
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).
level gage set 5/31 @ 5.34
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
Spring has sprung! Tennis nets are up and disc golf is set to go.
Independence Day activities will be held on Saturday, June 30th.
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.