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Deer Lake Newsletters
Welcome back to the lake! We’ve dealt with covid for the past year and continue to do our best to insure everyone’s health and safety. With that in mind we have limited the number of gatherings with large groups (Flagstad Farm Picnic will not be held) for one more season. Our Annual Meeting with the Deer Lake Conservancy will be held via Zoom. We feel that by next summer most will be vaccinated and many will have had boosters. This will allow us to gather in groups larger than 10 with confidence.
We have some upcoming events, the first is Deer Lake Clean-Up Day on May 1st. Meet at the boat landing at 9:00am to get trash bags and an assigned area to clean. Next is a Conservancy sponsored Bird Walk through the Johnson Preserve. The walk will be led by Brian Collins on Thursday, May 13. Brian completed a survey of birds on the Johnson Preserve in 2014 (https://www.dlcwi.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/A-Rapid-Assessment-of-a-Bird-Community-Within-90-Acres-of-Land-Along-the-Shore-of-Deer-Lake.pdf) and will be well suited to describe all the various bird species we have living in and around Deer Lake. More info to come.
Boats and docks are going in, please be safe out on the water and be considerate of your neighbors and other boats on the lake. We are very hopeful that this summer will bring some more normalcy back to our lives and to Deer Lake. We look forward to seeing you out on the water!
Deer Lake Landing Greeters Sign Up!
It is time, once again, to welcome the boaters to our lake and ask them a few questions before they put their boats in the water to enjoy all that Deer Lake has to offer!
The Deer Lake Greeters Sign Up link is: https://signup.com/go/vnSmJpn
You can sign up as many times as you’d like and can change your selection easily as needed.
There are two free online trainings coming up (this Thursday, April 29 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm & May 10), if you’d like to train, take a refresher or know someone who is interested in volunteering at the landing (the training info is below). Please email or call Colton from Polk County if you are planning to attend this Thursday’s training. Colton Sorensen, ColtonSorensen@co.polk.wi.us 715-485-8639.
Join the 4/29 5:00 pm CBCW Training
The Clean Boats, Clean Waters volunteer program will be providing a safe environment for volunteers, including masks and hand sanitizers. Please bring a folding chair with you when you volunteer or intern at the landing.
Attached is a CBCW Form that you can print, fill out at the landing and then either take a picture with your phone and send to Joan Leedy or leave in the landing cabinet after each day of service. There will also be hard copies available to you at the landing, in the cabinet behind the sign.
Please contact Joan Leedy at 715-483-3830, email@example.com with any questions.
Let’s keep Deer Lake clean and pristine for many years to come!
1332 Deer Lake Park
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
Aquatic Plant Management Plan CLP Treatment Permit
Click on the link below to review the permit application for the Aquatic Plant Management Plan for Curly Leaf Pondweed Treatment. The permit application is being made available for public review. Comments regarding the plan should be directed to Cheryl Clemens at Harmony Environmental. Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions or concerns you may contact Joan Leedy, Chair of the Environmental Committee; Bob Fedderly, President DLIA; or Cheryl Clemens of Harmony Environmental, Amery, WI. email@example.com
Saturday, May 1st is Deer Lake Clean Up Day!
We will be following social distancing protocols. We will meet briefly as a group at the boat landing on Saturday, May 1st at 9:00 am to distribute trash bags and ask that you social distance and/or wear a mask in the group setting. Please sign up for a section using the link below.
You can skip the meeting and use your own trash bags and dispose of what you can on your own. You can also leave trash bags and larger items on the shoulder of the road within your section to be picked up.
Wear boots, long sleeves, gloves and a hat. Many hands make light work.
Post photos of your household participating and the trash you pick up and tag us on Facebook!
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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?