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Shoreline Gardening with Native Plants

The Citizens Lake Monitoring Network has announced their 2022-23 Winter Water Talks online webinar series, and it starts on Tuesday, December 14 with a subject dear to all of our hearts, Shoreline Gardening with Native Plants. Taking good care of our shoreline is the very best thing we can all do to protect Lake of the Falls in the long run. So sign up and learn all about it! Registration is required and can be found at this link. Hope to “see” you at the webinar!

 

Our website is migrating to a new server starting 11/13 and may not be available for a few hours in the next couple of days. It’ll be back, though!

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Save the date: October 12, 2022

Two things are happening on Wednesday, 10/12/22, that we should all know about. At 3:00 pm there will be a meeting at the Mercer Community Center for people from all the lakes on the Turtle River Chain to organize around the need to control aquatic invasive species that are threatening our waters. This will be a good opportunity to network with members of other lake associations so that we can all work together to fight the threat of Curly Leaf Pondweed and other invasives that are becoming more and more of a problem for all of us.

 

Wednesday evening the Lake of the Falls Association is having our third annual Fall Get-Together at Beaver’s Resort, starting at about 6:30. OK, our 2nd annual one was back in 2019, but we’re not letting a few germs stop us from continuing the tradition! Come out to Beaver’s for supper or just for drinks and enjoy the company of your neighbors as we say farewell to another great season on the lake. Hope to see a lot of you there!

 

And here are the minutes of the most recent LOFA Board meeting,

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The social event of the season is on July 31st

The Lake of the Falls Association annual general membership meeting and picnic will be held on Sunday, July 31st at Beaver’s Resort on Lake of the Falls Road. The meeting will start at 11:00 am with the picnic immediately following.

 

At the meeting we will vote for new officers and to approve the minutes of the Spring board meeting. The minutes are posted on our website and don’t take long to read, so take a look. We’ll have an update on the invasive species problem upriver. And if there is anything else lake-related that you’d like to talk about, please bring your questions and comments.

 

Feel free to bring along your family members and houseguests. Brats, burgers, side dishes and beverages will be supplied by Beavers. If you would like to bring a dessert to pass, please feel free to do so, and bring your lawn chairs if you have them. If you haven’t already paid your membership dues, you can pay them at the picnic, and if you would like to participate in the 50/50 raffle, don’t forget to bring some cash! And if you’re looking for more opportunities to spend money,

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Pondweed and fish update

Here is an excerpt from the thank-you letter sent by the Rice Lake Association to the many volunteers who participated in The Great Weed Pull 2022. Several families from Lake of the Falls joined weed-pullers from all over Iron County and beyond in the effort to control Curly Leaf Pondweed in Rice Lake and the Turtle River during the first 2 weeks of June. While it’s unlikely that CLP will ever be completely removed from our watershed, this year’s effort was a great success and much progress was made.Go to ricelakeassociation.org to see photos of the weed-pullers in action, and please consider volunteering for next year’s event. It’s starting to look like we may be able to beat this, with everybody’s help!

 

“…We think back fondly on each and every day we spent with you on the water. The herculean effort you made to pull those big loads of pondweed into your boat.  The friendly competition of who had the most bags of CLP. Your sense of humor and kind and gentle good nature. The sharing of a meal each day prepared by our wonderful Rice Lake family. The memories are endless and dear.

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“Lake Plants You Should Know”

, , , is a field guide published by UW-Extension Lakes, the Citizens Lake Monitoring Network, and Clean Boats Clean Waters that features LIFE-SIZE photos of many of the aquatic plants we find in our lakes, plus a few we hope never to find. And it’s waterproof, so you can take it out in your boat and use it to get to  know your plants. And now the Lake of the Falls Association has it’s own copy, which you can borrow by sending a note to [email protected] Take this book out for a paddle and get it dirty! Get to know what’s growing in your water!

 

And don’t forget Conservation on Tap this Thursday evening, June 9th, at 6:00 at The Pines, where Zach Wilson will present on everyone’s favorite topic, invasive species and what we’re doing to stop them. See you on Thursday!

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