Updated Lake Plan!
Our new 5-year Lake Management Plan was approved in Q1 2022. The new plan extends to 2027.
Take a moment to review the 2022-2027 lake plan.
Be Part of the Solution — Make a Difference — Be a Volunteer
Lake Management Plan Volunteer Team Opportunities:
- Water quality team
- Land acquisition subteam
- Healthy Lakes subteam
- Fish and Wildlife team
- Information and education team
- Aquatic invasive species (AIS) team — CBCW
- Aquatic plants team
- Grant applications and monitoring
Healthy Lakes Program Advances
Blake Lake was put on the state impaired waters list in 2016 due to the high level of phosphorus that results in dangerous algae blooms. Let’s take action to fight phosphorus! At our Spring and Annual Meetings we will continue to have displays and materials about Healthy Lakes practices. Learn more about what can be done on your property for very little cost.
The five Healthy Lakes practices are: native plantings (buffer areas), rain gardens (holding ponds), fish sticks (habitat for young fish), driveway and other water diversion and rock trenches.
Need more details? Visit healthylakeswi.com where the best practices are explained and downloads are available.
Here is a listing of our current and past lake plans and grants:
APM: Aquatic Plant Management
AIS: Aquatic Invasive Species
BBLP&RD: Big Blake Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District
CBCW: Clean Boats Clean Waters
CLMN: Citizen’s Lake Monitoring Network
EPP: Education, Prevention, & Planning
LWRD: Polk Co. Land & Water Resources Department
PCALR: Polk Co. Association of Lakes and Rivers
SWIMS: Surface Water Integrated Monitoring System
WAL: Wisconsin Area Lakes (now: WI Lakes Partnership)
WDNR: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources