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Another great Annual Picnic!

Forty LOFA members and guests came out for our Annual Membership Meeting and Picnic on July 31 and a good time was had by all! Thanks go to our illustrious Picnic Committee and to Tom and Nikki at Beaver’s for organizing the event, to everyone who came out on Saturday to help put up the tent, and to Jeremy Wehrmann for manning the grill and cooking those delicious brats and burgers. And to everyone who brought sides and desserts, yum! Thank you! It’s always so much fun to have everyone together and catch up on the news from the previous year. Here are the minutes from the Annual Meeting.

 

The fall board meeting, originally scheduled for September 4, has been rescheduled to Sunday, September 18 at 10:00 so more board members can attend. As always, LOFA members are invited and encouraged to come out for the board meetings, and, as always, we’ll be meeting at Beaver’s.

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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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Zach Wilson to speak at the May board meeting

Join Iron County Land and Water Conservation Specialist Zach Wilson on Sunday, May 29 at 11:00 (after the board meeting) at Beaver’s Resort to learn about Water Quality and Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring. Zach will be discussing the latest information on the Turtle River curly leaf pondweed occurrences and spread, as well as proper monitoring techniques for Lake of the Falls.

 

This is a good chance to get your questions answered by someone who knows the situation inside-out. Hope to see a lot of LOFA members there.

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Jack Schuett

Lake of the Falls lost a valued member of our community last Friday when Jack Schuett passed away after a 2-year battle with cancer. He was at home in Illinois and surrounded by his loving family.

 

Jack served on the LOFA board continuously from 2008 through 2022 and was, at various times, President, Vice President, and Treasurer of the Association. He was active in other local organizations as well, and was always ready to lend a hand. He was a thoughtful and generous friend and he was the perfect neighbor. He will be missed by more people and in more ways than we can count.

 

His funeral will be this Monday, March 14 at Ridgewood Cemetery in Des Plaines, Illinois. Details about the service are at this link. The LOFA board and members send our heartfelt sympathy to Diana and the family.

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Curly leaf pondweed wrap-up, Fall meeting minutes, and some swans

Thanks to the Iron County Land and Water Conservation Department and our friends upriver on Pike Lake, the aquatic invasive plant Curly Leaf Pondweed has been kept out of Lake of the Falls  for another year. These links go to the Pike Lake Neighbors, Inc. website and  include a detailed overview of the problem and what Zach Wilson, his summer crew, and volunteers from Pike Lake (and a few from Lake of the Falls) have done to keep it under control in 2021. It has been a huge effort and we all owe a big thank you to the folks around Pike for the dedication and hard work they have put in to try and keep CLP contained. Here is a map showing where the largest patches CLP were found in Pike Lake this summer. A large patch very close to the Turtle River was cleared in July and more patches were pulled through the end of August.

 

This problem isn’t going to go away and we will need more volunteers to help pull weeds next summer! Details will be available when we start to organize again in the spring.

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