Monday, June 19, 2017

FLLA - Watercraft Inspector Job Posting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     June 15, 2015

Dear Friends of the Lake:

The Watershed District partners with the FLLA to do boat inspections at the public accesses, they need help this summer.  Maybe you know someone who is looking for a summer job?  Perhaps you have children, friend or niece/nephew who wants to get paid $15.00 Hr.  

The WSD is hoping to hire 2-3 additional watercraft inspectors for this summer. After being trained by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the inspectors will work at public boat accesses and check incoming and outgoing watercraft for aquatic invasive species.

The positions to be filled will be 20 hours per week at $15 per hour, with all of the worked hours being between 11 AM on Friday and 9 PM on Sunday. By emphasizing weekend inspection hours, the WSD is hoping to maximize the number of inspections that are being performed.

If anyone has questions about this position, they can contact Mike Sorenson 651-395-5857 or

FLLA Board of Directors

FLLA Milfoil Broadcast - June 19, 2017

                                                                                                                                June 18, 2017
Dear Friends of the Lake,
As you are probably aware, there is a small amount of   Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) in Lake 1 but not in Lakes 2 and 3.

In an effort to control the growth and spreading of this aquatic invasive species, a DNR approved herbicide treatment will occur on 10 acres of Lake 1 in mid-June. The official Public Notice, dates and a map showing the area to be treated appear below.

We will continue to keep you apprised of the treatment results. Thank you for your ongoing support.

FLLA Board of Directors

Public Notice and Treatment Map:
June 16, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE: Eurasian Watermilfoil Herbicide Treatment on Forest Lake, Round 1

Forest Lake, MN - Notice is hereby given that the Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District, in conjunction with the Forest Lake Lake Association, City of Forest Lake, and MN Department of Natural Resources will be conducting an aquatic invasive species herbicide treatment of Eurasian watermilfoil in Forest Lake.  The herbicide that will be used is called DMA-4 (active ingredient is 2,4-D) and will be applied by a licensed applicator company, Clarke Aquatic Services Inc. Treatment of 10.4 acres of Eurasian watermilfoil will occur between June 19 and June 23. A map of the treatment areas may be found below.

A second round of treatment targeting heavy growth will likely occur in mid-July and will be accompanied by a second public notice and treatment map.

Questions may be directed to the Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District at:

(651) 395-5850
44 Lake Street South, Suite A
Forest Lake, MN 55025

Forest Lake Eurasian Watermilfoil Treatment Areas Round 1 - June 2017


Friday, June 16, 2017

Aquatic Invasive Species Identification Workshop - June 19, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         June 16, 2015

Dear Friends of the Lake:

Below is an opportunity for you to attend a workshop conducted by the Forest Lake - Comfort Lake Watershed District regarding the identification of Aquatic Invasive Species versus Native Aquatic Species.  We encourage you to attend if this of interest to you.  The workshop is this Monday, June 19th.  Further details are listed below.

FLLA Board of Directors


This is a reminder that an aquatic invasive species identification workshop will be taking place at the Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District office (44 Lake Street South, Forest Lake) and Forest Lake's Lakeside Park at 6:30 pm on Monday, June 19th. The attached flyer describes the workshop in detail.

The workshop will start at the Watershed District office with a short presentation about aquatic invasive species and will then move across the street to Lakeside Park where participants will get hands-on experience learning to identify invasive species and native (beneficial) species. The hands-on time will be informal and will allow for participants to ask questions about the plants themselves or the approach that the Watershed District takes toward monitoring and managing aquatic invasive species.

This event is completely free and open to the public. No prior knowledge of aquatic invasive species is necessary. Please share this email and the attached flyer with anyone who may be interested.

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please register here:

We hope to see you there!

-Mike Sorensen

Mike Sorensen, M.S.
Program Assistant
Comfort Lake - Forest Lake Watershed District
44 Lake Street South, Suite A
Forest Lake, MN 55025
P: 651-395-5857

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

FLLA 2018 Calendars

                                                                                                          June 7, 2017
Subject:  Forest Lake Lake Association Calendars

Dear Friends of the Lake;
The Forest Lake Lake Association is assembling a 2018 calendar featuring Forest Lake with photos depicting the lake and the wonderful activities that we all enjoy.  We will be sending this free 2018 calendar to all 2017 paid members who have paid their dues by September 1, 2017. 
We are intending to have a different photo for each month.  We are reaching out to you our members for photos that you have taken that show the lake with your favorite activities, wildlife, sunsets, sunrises or any other great pictures.  It is important to note that we will only use photos from paid members.  We will provide honorable mention with your name below the photo for any photo we use in the calendar - any photograph submitted can be used by FLLA at our discretion for marketing and advertising.  We will also give photographer credit for any pictures used.

Please send any photos that you have in a JPEG format to

Please send your photos to us by August 31, 2017.

We hope to have the calendars printed and sent out by late fall so you will have them in time for 2018.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at the above e-mail also.
Thank you,

The FLLA Board of Directors