Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Update on Shore Management page

A new link to the order form for trees and shrubs has been posted on the Shore Management Page (tab).   Please click on that tab at the top of this page to view the information.  The Shore Management Page also has all the information that David Anderson put together about creating a buffer zone.  With the high water this Spring, boat wakes and storms many owners are noticing lake shore erosion.  Now is a good time to make your plans to preserve the lake shore and Long Lake water quality.  Keeping our clear water quality requires all of us to help.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The LLAA Kayak/Canoe Outing

The LLAA Kayak / Canoe Outing is Sat 8/3 at 1:30 PM at the North Access of Long Lake.  We will paddle around a few bays on the north end for fun!!  Hopefully any wind will be in our favor!

 In case of inclement weather, Sat 8/24 at 8 AM is the "Rain" Date for our North Access Kayak / Canoe Outing.

We will put any reschedule on the website no later than 12:30 PM on Sat 8/3.  Hope to see you at the North Access on Sat afternoon!

Please call Sharon Natzel at 763-355-7908 if you have questions.


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Missing a Waterski?

Internet Photo
A waterski was found around the middle of July on the west side of Long Lake about midway between the north and south accesses.  (It does not look like the ski pictured here.)  It floated to shore and the people that found it kept it out on their dock for awhile to see if the owner would come by, but no one has claimed it.  If it's your ski or you know whose it might be, please call: 218-732-5749.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Two Alerts for Long Lake

There are a couple of lake related problems that we would like you to be aware of:

1.  We have been told by several Long Lake residents that swimmer's itch is a problem right now, specifically in the more shallow areas. The following link has swimmer's itch information from Minnesota's DNR:  http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/swimming/swimmersitch.html

2.  Unfortunately, we also have to report that there have been some gas thefts on the lake.  Gas has been siphoned from docked boats.  This has happened twice in the Crystal Bay area and we are unsure whether or not the problem is more widespread.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Photos from the 2013 Flotilla

This slideshow is a compilation of photos from three different photographers that captured images of the flotilla group that went south.  If you have (or anyone you know has) photos of the boats that went north, we would like to add those photos to the show.  Contact us using the email found at the bottom of the right sidebar on this page.  Thank you to all who participated!  This year's entries were fabulous.


Some phones and tablets do not support Flash.  This is a link to the photos in this slideshow for those without Flash:  LongLakeLiving.org_Picasa Web Album_2013 Flotilla

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Long Lake Area Association Annual Meeting → Saturday, July 6th

The LLAA Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 6th at the Hubbard Community Center in Hubbard. 
  • 9:30 AM .............. Registration and Social Time
  • 10 AM ................. Meeting Begins
The program will include Steve Hall of Shoreline Creations in Nevis presenting information on shoreline restorations and buffer zones.

The 2012 Annual Meeting Minutes can be viewed online in preparation for approving the minutes during the meeting.  Please click here to see the draft minutes.

Remind your neighbors and bring your friends.  All are welcome to attend.

New "Information" Kiosk

Just in time for July lake traffic - the north public access Kiosk is now in place (with pertinent materials) in the spot designated by the DNR.  At the LLAA Annual Meeting in 2012 three volunteers stepped forward to build the kiosk in order to improve communication with those who enter the lake at this access point.  Thank you to Dick Longtine, Bill Cowman and Jeff Bjorkman!  We also appreciate Northland Lumber's great pricing for the materials used to build the kiosk.

Dick Longtine assembled the kiosk in 50 hours this (2013) Spring.  Bill Cowman did the priming and painting in 10 hours.  Dick, Bill, and Jeff Bjorkman, with a little help from Jeff's green tractor, installed the kiosk in a group total of 14 hours.  Long Lake will definitely benefit from this new communication tool - thanks again to our volunteers.

Some phones and tablets do not support Flash.  This is a link to the photos in this slideshow for those without Flash:  LongLakeLiving.org_Picasa Web Album_North Kiosk