2023 Events

Spring Meeting   
Saturday, May 29 | 8:30 to 9:00 am breakfast | 9:00 to 10:00am Meeting

Location: Georgetown Lutheran Church | 877 190th Ave, Balsam Lake, WI 54810

View map location of the church.


Clean Boats, Clean Waters

Saturday, June 3 | 10:00 to 11:00 am 

Help protect our lake this summer!

The Clean Boats, Clean Waters (CBCW) watercraft inspection program is an opportunity to take a front line defense against the spread of invasives. With the growing concern over the spread of zebra mussels and Eurasian milfoil to Wisconsin’s lakes, many lake district members are looking for ways to get involved.  Volunteers are trained to do easy boater education at the landings. Adults and youth teams talk to boaters on how and where invasive species are most likely to hitch a ride into lakes.

Location: At the east landing/north end of Blake Lake on Bystrom Lane.

Join us to learn more about the CBCW program. Anyone welcome! We will go over the basics of boat inspections and what is needed to talk to boaters about invasives. Supplies and t-shirts will be available. Refreshments and treats provided. CBCW photos will be taken for local media.

Paid boat inspectors wanted: Job description $12/hour
Friendly, outgoing workers wanted to help educate boaters and conduct free boat checks throughout the summer as part of the Clean Boats, Clean Waters statewide program. Inspectors are at the two Blake Lake boat landings June 1 to Sept. 30 with emphasis over the holiday weeks, 4th of July week and many weekends. Inspectors work to assure that boaters do not accidentally spread Eurasian water-milfoil, zebra mussels, curly leaf pondweed and other aquatic invasive species (AIS). Our district’s DNR grant includes the compensation of 400 hours per season inspecting boats at 2 landings. Hourly pay is $12/hr. Anyone 14-18 years old will need to get a work permit to be paid.

See https://www.jobsforteenshq.com/work-permit/how-to-get-a-work-permit-in-wisconsin/.

The quantity of hours will be assigned per person is on a first come-first served basis. Some basic training is required. Hours will start June 1.

Please contact Peggy at plauritsen@pldg.com or 612-940-2006 if you are interested.


“Ask the Expert”    
Saturday, June 10 | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Runoff water, erosion, trees?—FREE property visits

Do you have questions about water run off water, erosion, trees, conservation, water quality, shoreline, native plantings, rain gardens, etc. on your lake property? Wish you had an expert to take a look? Now is your chance! We will feature expert biologist, Jeremy Williamson, Polk County biologist, for a 30-minute site visit at your property, from 9am to 4pm. Free.

To sign up for a time contact Peggy at 612-940-2006


Annual Meeting    
Saturday, August 19 | 8:30 to 9:00 am – Breakfast | 9:00 to 10:30 am – Annual Meeting

Location: Georgetown Lutheran Church, 877 190th Ave, Balsam Lake, WI 54810

We hope you will be joining us at the Annual Meeting to learn all that is going on within the lake district.


Healthy Lakes Conservation Projects Tour   
Saturday, August 26 | 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Join a tour of the conservation projects members have been doing to improve water quality on our lake since 2016! Projects include shoreline restoration, rain gardens, and water diversion. There will be 5-9 properties on the tour. A map will be available August 19 at the Annual Meeting.

Learn more about Healthy Lakes Program here at https://healthylakeswi.com/. Family and friends are welcome!


Grant Applications Due   
November 1 and February 1


45th Annual Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Convention – Part of Wisconsin Water Week!   
April 19-21, 2023 | Stevens Point, WI

Represent our district at the annual state convention. Expenses are paid by the district for up to 3 members per year on a first-come-first-served-basis. Learn more at wisconsinwaterweek.org.

 

Calendar questions? Email Peggy or call her at 612-940-2006.