Tuesday, September 27, 2011

In Case You Missed It...

Sunrise - September 27, 2011
This photo of another beautiful Long Lake sunrise was taken today at 7:22 AM.  We are to have 12 hours of visible (sun) light today and the true "Length of Day" is 11 hours and 54 minutes.  Tomorrow will be shorter by 3 minutes and 19 seconds.

Don't miss this coming Saturday's activities with your Long Lake neighbors.  Fall Roadside Clean-up will be from 1 to 3pm along County 20, then later on (6pm) come to our Zorbaz Night informal gathering just north of Dorset.  It will be a good time for eating, relaxing and visiting with Long Lake friends.

Details for both events can be found by going to our "Calendar" page and clicking on the two October 1st entries:  "Fall Roadside Clean Up" and "Zorbaz Night."  Hope to see you there.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Legacy Weekend in Park Rapids

Back of 2010 Ride t-shirt
This weekend, September 23-25, 2011, Park Rapids will be showcasing cultural and outdoor events including the 31st annual Headwaters 100 Bike Ride, the 2011 Art Leap, the 4th Annual Autumn Harvest Festival, a production by Northern Light Opera Company and more.

You can find a list of all events with their locations and times here: 

This link is the schedule for Art Leap 2011, with a list of artists and a map:

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

U of M Shoreland Education Link

We've added another link in the "Quick Links" box on the right.  It takes you to the University of Minnesota's Shoreland Education page.  Be sure to check out their Newsletter titled "From Shore to Shore."

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Zebra Mussel Control Presentation

Minnesota Waters has extended an invitation to us (all member groups) to attend a presentation on a promising method of Zebra Mussel control.

The Whitefish Area Property Owners Association (WAPOA) is hosting this presentation given by Dr. Daniel Molloy.  Dr. Molloy is the inventor of a biological control method now being commercialized under the product name Zequanox™.  It is a biopesticide that is offering hope for environmentally safe control of zebra/quagga mussels.

The presentation will be Tuesday, September 13, 4:00 PM at the Ideal Town Hall, Pequot Lakes.

You will find more information about Dr. Molloy, his research, and his upcoming presentation on this WAPOA webpage:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Dock & Lift Reminder

Remember to check your docks and lifts and other hard surfaces for zebra mussels when you remove equipment from the lake this Fall.

Helpful Links:
  - How to Monitor Zebra Mussels
  - List of Certified Lake Service Providers

Healthy Lakes Forum

Minnesota Waters and the Pine River Watershed Alliance invite you to a free event:

Healthy Lakes Legislative Forum

Friday, September 23, 2-5 pm
Northern Lights Casino Convention Center
Mark your calendars for the fourth annual Healthy Lakes Legislative Forum, sponsored by Minnesota Waters and the Pine River Watershed Alliance.
The goal of the Forum is to provide legislators with examples of the effective, vital, citizen-led lake/stream protection work in Minnesota and to highlight how legislators can support these efforts at the Capitol in the coming legislative session.
This year’s Forum will incorporate a statewide focus on citizen-led efforts for:
  • aquatic invasive species prevention and management;
  • shoreland rules and protection;
  • water quality monitoring;
  • successful citizen-state partnerships that can lead to greater resource protection.
Presenters will be discussing a number of premiere citizen-led projects and successes from across the state. 
Key legislators in attendance will include Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee Chair, Bill Ingebrigtsen, and House Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee Chair, Denny McNamara.  Governor Dayton and agency Commissioners have been invited and several regional legislators plan to attend. 
The Forum will last approximately two hours and will be followed by a reception for informal discussion and networking. The entire event is open to the public and admission is free.  The Forum is being hosted by the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.  Please contact Carrie Maurer-Ackerman at carriea@minnesotawaters.org or 218-587-2980 if you have any questions.

Link to event PDF: 
2011 Healthy Lakes Legislative Forum PDF

Thursday, September 1, 2011

DNR Fisheries Plan for Long Lake

Doug Kingsley gave us his permission to post the Minnesota DNR 2011 Fisheries Long Lake Management Plan (see link below.)   His contact information is listed to enable you to contact him directly if you have any questions.

The Long Lake Area Association Board will be discussing this plan in depth with Doug Kingsley this winter.  Please contact your Neighborhood Board Members if you are interested in participating in the winter discussion (in person or via conference call).

This link can also be found on the "Protect Our Lake" page.

- MN DNR 2011 Fisheries Management Plan for Long Lake

Doug Kingsley
MN DNR Fisheries
301 S Grove Ave
Park Rapids, MN  56470
(218) 732-4153
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