Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Herbicide Treatment update


Dear Friends of the Lake,

On May 17th, 2011, 168 acres of the invasive weed species Curly Leaf Pondweed (CLP) was chemically treated by Lake Management, Inc. This represents an increase of 13 acres from last year. The treatment materials and process was done under DNR approval and protocol. A map of the treated areas (in green) in Lakes 1, 2 and 3 follows:


Curly Leaf Pondweed (CLP) is a nuisance invasive weed  species in Forest Lake. It grows rapidly in less than 15 ft of water to form a mat like structure near the surface.  This formation restricts boating, water skiing, swimming and jet skiing. It chokes out native weed species. It dies in early July and floats to shore just in time for your 4th of July parties! The dead CLP  releases  phosphorus that supports summer algae blooms. Its turions( seeds) can germinate up to three years later.


The cost of the treatment was $35,020. The City provided $25,000 and the FLLA provided $10,020.


2011 represents the third year of DNR approved large area treatment on Forest Lake to control CLP (100,155, and 168 acres). The current plan is to maintain treatment at the 170 acre level. After three years of treatment in one area, we hope to start to move treatment to other CLP beds as approved by the DNR. To help us decide when and where to switch future treatments, the CLFL Watershed District (Doug Thomas, Administrator) has allocated a budget to hire consultant Steve McComas of Blue Water Science Inc. Steve will evaluate the treated areas for CLP stem densities and determine if and when treatment can  be moved to new CLP beds. The evaluations will be completed in the spring and fall of 2011 to provide direction for the 2012 CLP control program.


Special thanks to Doug Thomas and the CLFL Watershed District Board for their support of our lake improvement efforts and to the City for partnering with us to maintain this valuable community asset.  None of the programs, however, could be implemented without the financial backing of you our Lake Association members. Thank you for your continuing support.

The FLLA Board
Steve Schmaltz, President

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Annual Wine and Beer Tasting Event

Annual Wine and Beer Tasting Event

Forest Lake Lake Association - Annual Wine and Beer Tasting Event
Friday, June 3, 2011
Vannelli's by the Lake - Doors open, 6:30 pm
Purchase Tickets On-Line, see below for details

Wine paired with appetizers, fabulous prizes,
silent auction & more!

Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased at:

  Forest Lake Floral Gift & Garden Center, 508 S. Lake St
  ERA Muske, Forest Lake, 920 W. Broadway
  Guaranteed Rate, Forest Lake, 131 N. Lake St.
  Vannelli's by the Lake, Forest Lake, 55 Lake St.
  MGM Liquor, 2009 Broadway

All proceeds will benefit FLLA 20011-2012 programs
For more information call Chance at 612-384-6042

Order Your Tickets Here

Print your receipt - Bring to the event