Friday, July 27, 2018

Weed Harvester Operation

Dear Friends of the Lake;

We have had several inquiries about the weed harvester. The weed harvester is being operated and maintained by the City of Forest Lake with the FLLA paying for both the running and maintenance of the harvester. In years past the harvester was run by volunteers of the FLLA. However in the last few years it became increasingly hard to find enough volunteers to operate the harvester enough so we are now paying the city to run the harvester 3-4 days a week. We have found this to be efficient and cost effective.

This year has been a heavy weed growth year and the harvester has been working since after July 4th. So far the harvester has removed over 130 tons of weeds or about 13 large dump truck loads. The weeds are being transported to a compost site for disposal.

The FLLA is required to have a DNR permit that only allows cutting of native weeds in designated areas around the lake. Generally we can only cut in navigation channels and those areas that have had heavy documented weed growth for several years. The weed harvester cannot cut weeds not in the designated areas according to the DNR permit.

More importantly the weed harvester cannot cut in areas where there is any AIS and therefore we are only cutting native weeds.

Not cutting AIS is one of the critical aspects that that must be strictly adhered to in order to not spread AIS. The weed harvester will continue operating into August and hopefully will help many of you.

If you have any questions regarding this please contact me.

Jerry Grundtner - President

Thursday, July 19, 2018


Dear Friends of the Lake;

With the impending rain and wind this afternoon we have decided to move our Free BBQ today. 

We were supposed to be at Lakeside Memorial Park but we are moving the BBQ to the Forest Lake Floral Garden Center. The BBQ will be from 5:30 -7:30 PM. We will be set up inside the green house area. This will offer us a great venue which will be dry and out of the wind and have beautiful flowers too.

We look forward to seeing you and enjoying some great socializing and fabulous food from Famous Daves.

Forest Lake Board of Directors


Saturday, July 7, 2018

Reminder 3rd Annual Free BBQ

Dear Friends of the Lake;

This is a reminder that the 3rd annual Forest Lake Lake Association Free Annual BBQ will be held on Thursday, July 19th from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. The BBQ will be held at Lakeside Memorial Park.

This Free BBQ is open to all FLLA members and their families. Famous Dave's Pulled Pork and Pulled Chicken Sandwiches along with sides, drinks and dessert will be served.

This is the 3rd Annual BBQ and we hope you are able to attend to enjoy some great food, socialize with other FLLA members and have a meal out of the house.

We have a great and vibrant membership and this is a way to say Thank you for your support and membership.

See you on the 19th.

Jerry Grundtner - President