Hear retired DNR wolf expert Adrian Wydeven’s presentation about the importance of a balanced ecology to the quality of our waters, On Wolves and Watersheds,
This year’s annual newsletter, which was mailed to all LOFA members on May 1st, is also available here on the website. contains more info abut our ongoing fight to prevent the spread of Curly Leaf Pondweed,
Click here for the order form for this year’s annual native plant sale. It’s a good chance to purchase trees,
LOFA members, please read this letter from Iron County Lakes and Rivers Alliance secretary Dick Thiede which updates us on the efforts being made by the Rice Lake Association to get their infestation of Curly Leaf Pondweed (an aquatic invasive species) under control.
This article about loons in Northern Wisconsin appeared this morning on WXPR’s web page. It seems that the loon population has declined by 20% in the last 30 years.
The Citizen Lake Monitoring Network (CLMN) is the organization that coordinates over 1000 citizen volunteers (including volunteers on Lake of the Falls) and shares the results of our findings with the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership and the general public.
Learn about what your statewide lake conservation organization and association of local lake organizations accomplished in the past year as well as hear about the exciting plans for 2021 including information about “Wisconsin Water Week 2021” (the “amped up” virtual Lakes Convention),
If you haven’t already, please follow this link right now and cast your votes to approve (or not, it’s up to you) the proposed LOFA budget for 2020-21 and the proposed changes to our bylaws.
At the LOFA Board meeting on Sunday, June 14, the board unanimously agreed to cancel this year’s Annual Meeting and Picnic due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Here is the Power Point that Zach presented to volunteers at his training last week. Volunteers pulled weeds in Rice Lake over the weekend and are going to pull between Rice and Pike Lake on the Turtle River this week.
Here is a link to the website of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. It includes Covid-19 data by county,
This letter from LOFA treasurer Jack Schuett was sent to everyone on our mailing list earlier today:
I received this from Dick Theide yesterday.
Fifty-four people representing 31 local and statewide organizations attended last Wednesday’s conference at the Great Northern Hotel, which was highlighted by speakers from the Wisconsin DNR,
The Turtle River Stewardship Program is scheduled for next Wednesday, January 29 starting at 11:00 at the Great Northern Hotel Banquet facility. This is the kickoff conference for the Turtle River Watershed Management Plan (see the previous post) and will feature speakers,
In response to concern about environmental threats to our waterways in Iron County, the Iron County Lakes and Rivers Alliance (of which LOFA is a member) has been working with the State of Wisconsin to create a new model for assessing and improving the health of our lakes and rivers.
The weather was perfect for the Lake of the Falls Association’s annual meeting and picnic, held last Sunday August 4 at Beaver’s Resort. The 42 people in attendance enjoyed burgers and brats cooked by grilling expert Jeremy Wehrmann and delicious sides and desserts provided by everyone.
Here is the schedule for this year’s Conservation on Tap programs, sponsored by the Iron County Land and Waters Conservation Department,
From Bill Dalpiaz of our Fishing and Water Quality Committee:
Our local DNR Fisheries Biologist Zach Lawson feels that any data on fish that are caught on Lake of the Falls or the Black Lakes will help give a better picture of the numbers and health of our fish populations.
Planting native species is one of the best things you can do to beautify your property, improve wildlife habitat, and enhance the health of our lake.
On October 23rd several LOFA members met with Wisconsin DNR Fisheries Biologist Zach Lawson to talk about fish species, catch limits, habitat, and the health of Lake of the Falls.
As usual, we will have our Annual Membership Meeting at 11:00 followed by the picnic at noon. Thanks as always to Tom and Nikki at Beaver’s for letting us use their beautiful grounds!
…but that didn’t keep this lucky otter from finding a delicious meal below the ice on April 4th! I was lucky enough to have my camera out as he brought this snapping turtle up onto the shore at the north end of the lake and gorged himself on fresh meat.
Please read this letter from the Gogebic Range Broadband Committee about their effort to bring broadband Internet service to our area. Anyone who has missed an important email or waited forever for a very slow download will appreciate how great it would be if we had better online access!
Another sure sign of Spring! Here is the Conservation on Tap schedule for the coming year. Print one for yourself and one for a friend.
This came from Jack S.:
I spoke with Heather Palmquist, Iron County land and water, last night at the Conservation on Tap program.
On Friday August 7th at 2PM for an entertaining program about our native Pine Martens.
“Gogebic Taconite, LLC, was considering development along a four-mile stretch east of the community of Mellen. However, in March 2015 the DNR received a letter from Gogebic Taconite notifying the department that the company is withdrawing its preapplication notice related to a proposed mine.”