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:

Big Blake Lake Management Plan 2022-2027 »

Big Blake Lake Aquatic Plant and Lake Mngmt. Plan 2016-2021 »

Big Blake Lake Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant — Education, Prevention and Planning Project (EPP) Scope and Description, 2012 »

Big Blake Lake Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan 2007-2011 »

BLPRD Aquatic Plant Survey, Technical Report and Management Plan 2004 »

BLPRD Lake Macrophyte Surveys and Management Plan 1998 »

Common acronyms

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