Long Lake Living
Website of the Long Lake Area Association of Hubbard County.
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Join the Fun! When will the Ice go Out on Long Lake this Year?
Sunday, February 5, 2023
Thoughts on Your Lake Shore
1) Score YOUR Shore:
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a great program called “Score your Shore.” https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/scoreyourshore/index.html
It provides information on best practices for managing your lot and a method for scoring your property based on those practices, and suggestions on things you could do to improve water quality
2) Say Hi to a Shoreland Advisor:
Another option would be a visit from one of the Long Lake Shoreland Advisors. Some of your lake friendly neighbors are available to stop by your property and offer up recommendations on healthy lake practices. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to invite a visit with a Shoreland Advisor as part of the Hubbard County Coalition of Lake Associations complimentary program.
3) Chat with a Master Gardener:
As a University of MN Master Gardener, I am available to opine on lots of lake related topics: invasive species, native plants, pruning, erosion control, rain gardens, etc. I can be reached at: email@example.com
Spring will be here soon. It's never too early to start planning improvements for your property that will benefit the lake!
LLAA Board Member from Neighbor 2
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Share Your Time & Talent in 2023!
Volunteer opportunity descriptions
|Photo by Dante Beretta|
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Official Ice In date for Long Lake
Hi All interested in our MN Lakes' "Ice-In" date for our specific lake,
Saturday, September 3, 2022
Fall Reminders from your Association
With Labor Day weekend here we are all thinking of Fall. Many families are already taking boats, docks, lifts, and other toys out of the water. Here are some items to remember:
- If you hire a lake service
provider (LSP) to take out your docks, lifts, and/or boats remember to
ask if they are MN DNR certified. The MN DNR maintains a list of
certified LSPs for Hubbard County. Follow this link and scroll down
until you see "Park Rapids”: MN DNR List of Dock Service Providers, Hubbard County (this link loads slowly)
you have a zebra mussel settlement sampler (PVC tube, cinder block,
plates, etc), please check it one last time and fill out the “Eyes on
the Water Survey” even if you do not find any AIS. An “absence” report
is important. Clean the sampler and reinstall next spring. Hubbard County COLA Eyes on the Water for Healthy Lakes
your own docks, lifts, rafts, boats for zebra mussels and any other AIS
as you remove them from the water. Make sure to look in areas that have
been in the shade under water like the backside of dock tires, for
example. Include your findings on the equipment as you complete the
“Eyes on the Water Survey”. An “absence” report is important too. (see
- If you find suspected
zebra mussels (ZM) and/or would like a second opinion as you inspect
your own docks and lifts on your shoreline, contact one of our certified
AIS detectors: Sharon Natzel, 763-355-7908, sharonmnatzel@
gmail.com or Jim Blodgett, 651-395-9317, jblodget@iusb. edu . This information is needed for our ZM pilot with the Univ of Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC).
is illegal to transport AIS (zebra mussels, etc) on a road. This guide
for shore-land owners helps explain when a permit is needed to
transport boats/equipment with attached AIS like zebra mussels. This
also helps address storing lifts, docks and watercraft for winter. https://www.dnr.