Wednesday, July 8, 2020

New Information on Firepits by the Lake

During Keith Manlove's presentation at our LLAA annual meeting, he mentioned that fire pits close to the lake contribute to phosphorus runoff into the lake. The Hubbard County Shoreland Guide published by the Hubbard County Soil and Water District has rules for fire pits and other methods to help control run off into Long Lake.

The following is taken from the Shoreland Guide:
  • Locate fire pits away from the shore and dispose of ash. The leftover ash from burning wood is very high in phosphorus.  If the fire pit is located near the lake, rain can wash the ashes into the lake.
  • Locate the fire pit at least 50 feet away from the lake.
  • Remove ashes from the fire pit regularly to prevent the phosphorus-loaded ashes from being blown or washed into the lake.

Find out more about methods to reduce phosphorus run off here:
Hubbard County Shoreland Guide to Lake Stewardship

FYI:  The average one acre lawn yields one pound of phosphorus to the lake every year.  One acre is approximately 208.71 feet × 208.71 feet.  An acre is 43,560 square feet.  Therefore the small 50 foot lots on Chippewa Loop and other older development areas along the lake are about a third of an acre.

Monday, July 6, 2020

A slideshow of some of the Activities on Long Lake this July 4th

Thank you everyone who participated in the Flotilla this year.  It seemed to be one of the biggest yet and we had such nice weather in the morning too.  Afterwards many people were out skiing, boating, riding the big floats etc.  The day was capped off with several people having their own fireworks displays.  Enjoy the pictures of the activities.


Thursday, July 2, 2020

LLAA June 27, 2020 Annual Meeting Recap

Thank you to all members who were able to join us on our Zoom Annual Meeting last Saturday.  The Board practiced and practiced to make the presentation go as smoothly as possible.  We realize that not everyone had a good internet connection or the time at 10am on a weekend morning to watch it live.  In this post is a link to the full agenda, an image of our election outcomes, and an image the of Ice Out contest results.  The videos of both speakers were posted on June 30, 2020. See that post immediately below this one for those links. 

LLAA Annual Meeting Agenda:
Slides - June 27, 2020 Annual Meeting Agenda

Congratulation  to our newly elected board members.  Thank you to everyone who responded and voted by email.

Election Image from Presentation

Prize Image from Presentation

If you have any questions about the information presented during the annual meeting, please email the board at longlakeliving@gmail.com.  Contact information for current our board will be posted later this week.

We hope many of you will be participating in our Flotilla on Saturday, July 4th, at 10am!
(See the June 18, 2020 post below this blog for more Flotilla details.) 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Lake Friendly Living & Gardening

Presentations from the Annual Meeting 

on Lake Friendly Living and Gardening


Please share this post with your family and neighbors so that we can achieve our goal of reducing Phosphorous in our lake by 43 pounds each year.  As you can see in the *slide below, all it takes is for 50 of us to make some changes on our own lake shore properties.  Since there are around 250 members, that should be easy.  Take a look at the videos and slides.  What can you do on your lot?  Every little bit helps Long Lake.   
Send us pictures and details of your changes.  They would make fun blogs to post during the winter.
*Slide:

Link to view:  Keith's slides with links for more information

Keith Manlove's Video Presentation:

This was one of the questions asked & answered in the Q&A after the presentation:
How do you turn your lawn into a pollinator friendly spot?

Please contact Keith Manlove at  manlove.keith@gmail.com.  He will be glad to walk through your lot with you and provide ideas on how to improve our lake clarity by changing your lake shore.


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Link to view:  Slides used in Steve Henry's Video Presentation

Steve Henry's video presentation:
 

In this video Steve showed us some pictures of the Deer View project.  Use this link for the Deer View project presented by William Lee at HC COLA for the Hubbard County SWCD

Thursday, June 18, 2020

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 2020 Flotilla is On


The Long Lake 4th of July Flotilla will be held on Saturday, July 4th, 2020.  We will gather at New Frontier Resort on the west side of the lake starting at 9:50am.  Follow the North or South Leaders as they lead off at 10am.
Please note the change in time from what was previously published in our Spring Newsletter.  We have  gone back to our old starting time since the parade in Park Rapids has been canceled for this year.

If there is inclement weather (high winds, rain, storms) at 9am on that day the Flotilla will be cancelled.  Also, a reminder to all our Flotilla participants and spectators that during this time of Covid-19 please remember to try and social distance, even while boating.