June is Invasive Species Awareness Month / WDNR!
Clean Boats, Clean Waters: refresher basics at the landings / Saturday, June 9 / 10am to 11am / east landing/north end of lake /Bystrom Lane
11:15am to noon / west landing on Baker Road
Join us to refresh CBCW skills as part of the WDNR “Drain Campaign” an annual statewide initiative (June 9 & 10) to make sure anglers know about Wisconsin’s invasive species laws. Campaign posters, ice packs and flyers will be available for volunteers to give anglers at the landings again this year.
CBCW Landing Blitz / June 30 to July 4 / Volunteers needed at East and West Landings
Thousands will take to the water on the fourth July weekend for the state’s busiest boating holiday, and many will be greeted at boat landings by volunteers sharing a simple but powerful message: You have the power to protect lakes and rivers from aquatic invasive species. Our volunteers will participate in the 10th annual statewide Landing Blitz to remind boaters about ways to stop the spread of invasive species.
July 4th Boat Parade / Saturday, June 30 /4pm
Annual Meeting / Saturday, August 18 / 8am Pancake Breakfast, 9am meeting
“Ask The Expert” – Property Visits / Friday, August 24, sign up for a 30 min. time slot
Do you have questions about water quality, shoreline, native plantings, rain gardens, water run off, erosion, trees, conservation, etc. on your property? Wish you had an expert to take a look? Now is your chance! We will feature expert biologist, Jeremy Williamson, Polk County Land and Water Resources 30-minute site visit at 8 properties, from 9am to 4pm. Free.
Healthy Lakes Tour / Saturday, September 1, noon to 3pm
Join a tour of the projects members have been doing to improve water quality on our lake! Projects include shoreline restoration with native plantings, rain gardens, and water diversion. There will be 6-13 properties on the tour. A map will be available August 18 at the Annual Meeting.
Clean Boats, Clean Waters End-of-Season Picnic / Saturday, Sept. 8, 4-6pm
Annual end-of-season potluck for CBCW volunteers. Everyone brings an appetizer and your favorite camp chair. Wear your CBCW t-shirt for a picture that will be taken. Clean Boats, Clean Waters Volunteers (and family and friends welcome!) WHERE: Blake Lake, NorthEast Boat Landing
Grant Applications Due / December 1 and February 1
Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention / April 10-12, 2019
Questions? Contact Peggy via email or by calling 612-940-2006.