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Annual newsletter and Spring board meeting

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, an aggressive aquatic invasive species, into our lake, and also lists the dates for our 2021 board meetings and the annual meeting in July.

The first board meeting of 2021 will take place at 10:00 on Sunday, May 30 at Beaver’s We will be outdoors if the weather permits. Everyone is welcome. Among other things, we will discuss what to do about the annual picnic, which we had to cancel last year due to the pandemic. As soon as we decide what to do it will, of course, be announced on the website and by email.

Anyone who has an opinion about whether to proceed with the picnic in 2021 is welcome to attend, submit a comment on this website, or send an email to lofassociation@gmail.com. Thanks for weighing in!

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The Ice is Gone…welcome Spring

We returned from IL last Monday, at that time the ice was about 300 feet from our shore. This past week the ice started to disappear from the lake. Today there were large sheets of ice in the middle of the lake but with the strong southern wind it brought the ice to our shore and around into the river by Mike and Cindy’s place near Voyager. That was two hours ago by tomorrow the lake will be ice free.

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Native Plant Sale

native-plant-saleThis is from the Iron County Land & Water Conservation Department’s Facebook page:

“The Native Plant Sale Brochure is ready! Hot off the press! Be sure to get what you need to create a beautiful native garden that will attract butterflies, birds and bees. NEW this year is our Pollinators Pack! You’ll save $2 on this offer and will receive 8 6-packs of grasses and wildflowers that will attract pollinators. Get your orders in while supplies last. To get your order form visit our website www.ironcountylcd.org/plant-sale (link expired) and click the link for the brochure or call us at 715/561-2234 and we’ll drop one in the mail to you.”

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Iron County’s 2021 Native Plant Sale

Click here for the order form for this year’s annual native plant sale. It’s a good chance to purchase trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses that will improve your property and benefit county conservation programs at the same time. Last year we had great success with the wildflowers we ordered. Our hummingbirds were very pleased!

The order deadline is February 26. By the time the plants arrive, all this snow will be gone! Well, probably.

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