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Ahoy Deer Lake Residents!

If you were able to travel or live elsewhere this past winter, you really missed a doozy of a winter.  It was a fierce, never-ending season but spring has finally arrived. Now we can reap the benefits of living on this beautiful lake, enjoying it with family and friends!


It is so good for us to know of new residents on Deer Lake so they can receive the various communications and stay up to date on upcoming events. If you have new neighbors, please let the membership committee know by contacting Pam Libertini at 612-578-7163,


Your continued contributions to the Deer Lake Improvement Association are so impactful in treating the water from invasive species and allowing us to have the annual events such as Music on the Lake and the amazing fireworks display! Please watch your emails and/or mailboxes for the annual dues’ statements.


Page through this edition of Deer Tales for all the fun to come, including more information on the events, the Clean Boats, Clean Waters Program, lake safety and so much more!

Looking forward to waving to you on your boats as you cruise by and hanging out during events!


Blessings to you and your families,

Renee Graves

President, Deer Lake Improvement Association

Public Announcements

Resident Dues Statement CLICK HERE – Dues Statement 2023

Aquatic Plant Management Plan

View the 2023 Deer Lake Aquatic Plant Management 5 -year Plan: Invitation for Public Comments -Take me there!

View the SUMMARY of the 2023 Deer Lake Aquatic Plant Management 5-year Plan.

Comments regarding the plan should be directed to Cheryl Clemens at Harmony Environmental.  Send an email to:

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Kate Wright, Chair of the Environmental Committee, OR Renee Graves, President DLIA.

Curly Leaf Pondweed Permit Application 2023:

We did not qualify for CLP treatment this year, all of our beds are under the 5-acre minimum the DNR now requires for treatment. The AIS planning team has discussed amending our plan to reflect this change, and we will continue treatments when the beds reach the threshold.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Kate Wright, Chair of the Environmental Committee OR Renee Graves, President DLIA. 

Deer Lake Landing Greeters Sign Up!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a greeter or intern at the Deer Lake Landing.

Katelin Anderson will be offering two of the same online training opportunities for Clean Boats, Clean Waters greeters.

The first online training will take place on Wednesday, April 26th from 10 AM – 12 PM and the second online training will take place on Tuesday, May 2nd from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

Both trainings will cover the same material, so volunteers/interns only need to attend one of the two training dates.

After completing this registration form, you will receive an email with the online meeting information.

To register for either of these free training opportunities, please fill out the form online at:

If you have questions about volunteering at the Deer Lake Landing, contact: Renee Graves, 612-750-5642

You can sign up as many times as you’d like and can change your selection easily as needed. 

Let’s keep Deer Lake clean and pristine for many years to come!

Renee Graves

DLIA President     
1348 186th St.
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024

Volunteers Needed

The Environmental committee is looking for additional volunteers to donate their time at the public boat landing this summer. Teach your kids and grandkids the importance of giving back and help them gain valuable experience, meet volunteer requirements, and build college applications and resumes! This is also a great opportunity for all ages to learn about the impacts of invasive species.

The objective of the CBCW program is to educate boaters about invasive species and how to prevent the spread. The DLIA receives a $12 credit towards our grant for every hour of volunteer time. Give back to Deer Lake this summer! If you are interested contact Kate Wright at please.

Get The Info You Need Here

Click on any title listed below and the .pdf file will be downloaded to your computer.

Controlling Runoff – Better manage the runoff into the Lake.

Runoff Checklist – Identify runoff concerns on your property.

Shoreline Buffer Restoration Guide – Natural buffer ideas.

Restoration Stories – Find out how others were successful.

Native Plant List – What grows around our lake?

Native Seed Sources – What grows in our prairies and watersheds?


Deer Lake Improvement Association Newsletters

This is a summer newsletter provided by the Deer Lake Improvement Association.  Each issue provides information on upcoming events and updates on grants and water management efforts.

Fall, 2023

Spring, 2023

Summer, 2022

Spring 2022

Summer 2021

    Spring 2019

    Summer 2018

    Summer 2017

    Spring 2017

    Fall 2016

    Summer 2016

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    Fall 2015

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    Fall 2014

    Summer 2014

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    Fall 2013

    Summer 2013

    Spring 2013

    Fall 2012

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