2022 Events

 

Spring Meeting     
Saturday, May 28, 2022
| 8:30 to 9:00 am pancake breakfast | 9:00 to 10:00am Meeting   

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

View map location of the church.

Join other district members for breakfast and learn all that is going on within the lake district. Prizes, literature and news will be shared.


June is Invasive Species Awareness Month / DNR

Clean Boats, Clean Waters  
Saturday, June 4 | 10:00 am 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. 1 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 11 | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Shoreline, wildlife, water, runoff, 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.

To sign up for a time contact Peggy at plauritsen@pldg.com or 612-940-2006. Free.


Boat Parade   
Monday, July 4 | 4:00 pm

The boat parade starts at Luke’s at the north end of the lake. Boats will follow in a parade around the entire shoreline. 


Annual Meeting   
Saturday, August 20 | 8:30 to 9:00 am breakfast | 9:00 to 10:30am Annual Meeting

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

View map location of the church.

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 27 | 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 20 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


 

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