DNR trains area AIS volunteers

On Saturday, June 7th, Lone Lake sponsored the Minnesota DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Volunteer Training session in conjunction with ACLARA and Farm Island Lake at the Hazelton Township Hall. Thirty-nine individuals participated in the morning session, with 23 attending from Lone Lake. Justin Swart, Regional DNR Watercraft Inspection Program Assistant, led the newly-instituted program, which…

Summer Heats up with July 4th Events

Since our last News Brief much has happened on Lone Lake and the summer seems to be flying by. We had a wonderful turn-out for the June 7th DNR Boat Inspection Training with 23 members from Lone Lake along with others from nearby lakes. The loons have been busy, too! We have two loon nesting…

Gardening with Lone’s Wildlife (part 2)

Deer can be extremely destructive to plants in our landscape. With so many products and methods available to control deer, it can be hard to know which one to use. The key is to find a way that not only works, but also doesn’t cost a fortune or detract from the beauty of the landscape.…

Abundant rainfall adds to high water woes

Walt Weisser, who keeps the lake’s official rain gauge, reported on June 21st: “Our rainfall as of 8:00 a.m. from May 1st to today was been 9.42 inches. The culvert is flowing well but the water is still 14 inches over the exit culvert. There have been no blockages for about three weeks. A 60…

Living with Lone’s wildlife (part 1)

If you’re like me, you’re beginning to think about gardens, trees, shrubs and all the great things that come with summer on Lone Lake. As many of you know, some special challenges also show up in the summer when it comes to keeping pesky animals and birds out of your garden, off your docks or…

Hello 2014

It is hard to believe that Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, and yet it only feels like spring has begun. For many, the weekend marks the beginning of the summer season. In the first News Brief (emailed on April 30, 2014) I expressed that three challenges face our lake association this year: 1)…

Protect Lone Lake & Your Investment

Now that Spring has arrived and Lone Lake is open for business, we are all preparing for those long summer weekends and vacations enjoying our lake homes and the water. Lone Lake has provided us with many great memories along with being a good financial investment. How do we protect this investment? Improvement can be…

DNR Boat Inspection Training

DNR Boat Inspection Training, Saturday, June 7th from 9:00 to Noon at the Hazelton Township Hall, 24248 U.S. Highway 169 (4 miles South of Farm Island Store). LLPOA Boat Inspectors will need to attend to get recertified. The LLPOA will be hosting the ACLARA event. Pre-registration is required to Walt Weisser at dwonlone@yahoo. This session…