You can help bring broadband Internet service to Lake of the Falls

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! If enough of us write letters of support this may become a reality. The details are available here. Thanks!

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The first snowfall was beautiful

It’s mostly melted by now, but here are some pictures from last Saturday 10/28, for those who missed it.

Recycle your fishing line here

New PVC fishing line recycling bin at the public boat landing.

Monofilament fishing line is the line anglers most commonly use: single-strand, high density nylon. If left in the water or on shore, it can harm wildlife that become tangled in it or ingest it. Line in the water can also endanger swimmers and divers and become tangled in boat propellers. It can last up to 600 years in fresh water, meaning it poses a threat for a long time.

Fishing line can remain a problem even if put in the trash, because birds can take it from an open bin and become entangled or it can entangle wildlife at landfills.

The good news is that, if collected, the line can be melted down into plastic pellets, which are then recycled into products such as tackle boxes, spools for fishing line, toys and fish habitat structures.

With the support of the LOFA Board, volunteers have constructed a new collection bin for fishing line and installed it at the public boat landing. It will be emptied regularly and the line will be deposited at the DNR Service Center in Ashland. One more way to keep our lake healthy!

It’s showtime!

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Thanks for sending this, Michael! The next few weeks should be spectacular.

Our final Board meeting of the season

The LOFA Board of Directors will have our final meeting of the year on Sunday, September 3 at 10:00 at Beavers Resort. Everyone is welcome and it’s always nice to see new faces at the meetings!

You can read the minutes from our annual membership meeting on August 5 here.

Don’t forget, if anyone has photos of wildlife, scenery, or anything, or news of interesting animal sightings, send them to lofassociation@gmail.com. (Michael just sent me a picture of some enormous scat he found near our dock. That might be where I draw the line!) And thanks to those of you who have sent pictures so far this year. They are a great way for us to keep in touch with our beautiful lake from wherever we are.