How clear is Lone Lake? See how water clarity is tracked

Every year, as soon as the ice goes out, Dave Scott, LLPOA board member and Water Quality team leader, begins to measure the clarity of Lone Lake’s water.  He sends those readings to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). His back-up testers have included Jerry Nelson and others. We’ve presented his numbers to you before,…

Interested in learning more?

Learn more about how University of Minnesota scientists are researching solutions to aquatic invasive species problems in our lakes and rivers CLICK HERE Are you a citizen scientist? You can become part of a network of trained volunteers eager to make a difference around the state. The AIS Detector program, started last year by the…

County shares results from AIS inspections

Lone Lake was one of fourteen lakes participating in the Aitkin County Aquatic Invasive Species inspection program this year.  The lakes included Big Pine, Big Sandy, Cedar, Clear, Farm Island, Hill, Lone, Long, Minnewawa, Ripple, Round (Haz), Spirit, Sugar and Wilkins. Of all county lakes, Lone Lake was the 9th in the number of the…

Inspectors examine 25 watercraft

Thanks to everyone who volunteered for inspections on Memorial Day weekend.  The weather was cool and rainy, but that did not stop boats for entering or leaving the lake.  The team conducted 25 inspections over two days.  We had 60% coverage over the weekend, far from our in-kind goal of 90% volunteer coverage.  The county…

Let’s keep Lone Lake invasive-free again this year

Lone Lake is again fortunate to qualify for a grant to assist with inspections this summer.  The public access will have inspectors covering the weekends of the fishing opener through Labor Day.  As a result, we need to cover 20% of the hours the county puts in with in-kind inspection hours.  The board has elected…

2017 Lone Lake Inspections

Lone Lake is again fortunate to qualify for a grant to assist with inspections this summer.  The public access will have inspectors covering the weekends of the Fishing Opener through Labor Day.  As a result, we do need to cover 20% of the hours the county puts in via in-kind inspection hours.  The board has…

AIS Changes for 2016

Aitkin County granted funds to LLPOA for the second year in a row to pay for trained inspectors to work at our public launch each weekend between the fishing opener and Labor Day.  This grant requires LLPOA to cover 20% of the total inspection days with volunteer or to pay the cost of inspectors.  LLPOA wishes…

Did you know?

Did you know? In Minnesota is it illegal to: • Transport watercraft without the drain plug removed. • Arrive at lake access with drain plug in place. • Transport aquatic plants, zebra mussels, or other prohibited species, whether dead or alive. • Launch watercraft with prohibited species attached. • Transport water from Minnesota lakes or…

Aquatic Invasive Species Update

With grant more boats get aquatic hitchhiker checks By Linda Szymanski, AIS Team Leader This has been an interesting and innovative year for Lone Lake and the AIS Inspection Program.  Here are some of the highlights: 1. Lone Lake qualified for a grant from the county to conduct AIS inspections each weekend from the Fishing…

Do your bit for Lone’s water quality

Do your bit for Lone’s water quality: Become an Invasive Species Volunteer LLPOA is happy to announce that it received a grant from the Aitkin County AIS Fund to hire trained inspectors to work on weekends at the Lone Lake public launch this summer. The grant stipulates that the lake association must provide volunteers for…