This week on Lake of the Falls and First Black Lake.

Sad news

Long-time lake residents might want to know that Maureen Leibach passed away last Sunday. As per  Maureen’s wishes there will be no services held.  The Leibachs were the owners of Musky Point Resort years ago and were good friends with many around the lake. The LOFA board sends condolences and sympathy to her family and friends.

Pictures from a beautiful year

With the season winding down Di Sino has sent some lovely photos to share, starting with a great shot of that spectacular rainbow we had back in June. She takes good pictures! Click ONCE on any photo to start a slide show. Enjoy!

Board meeting and Lake Tides

This is just a reminder that the fall board meeting, originally scheduled for this Sunday, September 6, has been cancelled due to the pandemic. Our next board  meeting will (hopefully) be at the usual time next spring on May 30.

At the last meeting on June 14, the board voted to enroll the Lake of the Falls Association in Wisconsin Lakes, an advocacy organization made up of lake associations and lake districts from all over the state. As a benefit of membership we receive the quarterly Lake Tides journal, which you can read here. This issue includes an interesting discussion of the Public Trust Doctrine from a 21st century perspective, information about aquatic invasive species, and more.

And another reminder – if you haven’t yet  paid your annual dues, there is still plenty of time. Visit our Pay your dues page and get it done! Thanks.

Help for frogs and their friends

Animal lovers across Wisconsin are being asked to help keep native frogs, salamanders, lizards and snakes from perishing under the wheels of cars and trucks.

As more herps seek warmth on roadways as air temperatures cool, Wisconsin residents and visitors are asked to report where they’re seeing these reptiles and amphibians — dead or alive. Your information will help conservationists  better understand where their populations occur and can help save more of them in the future.

The new roadkill reporting form is now available on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Amphibians & Reptiles webpage.

Reports of deadly road crossings for turtles should still go to the longstanding Wisconsin Turtle Conservation Program. 

Together, we can make a difference for Wisconsin’s herps!