Friday, September 20, 2013

Guide to Minnesota's Fall Colors

Color Progress Updates Map
If you love seeing the beautiful colors of fall, the three links listed here are for you.

1. Click on the fall "Color Progress Map" to the left for statewide color progress updates and information from individual state parks.

2. Follow this link for a detailed color report from Itasca State Park: Itasca State Park Fall Color Updates and more

3. For information on what causes fall colors, click on the graphic below:
Typical Best Travel Times for Peak Color

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

LLAA's September Email from Arthur Howe:

Provider Permits will help Long Lake stay Uninfested

Do you know that in 2011 Minnesota passed a law for service providers, so that AIS, such as Zebra mussels, shown here, are not transported from one waterway to another?
Zebra Mussels
According to the law, service providers are individuals or businesses hired to install or remove water-related equipment, such as boats, docks, boat lifts or structures, from waters of the state.  They are now required to obtain a permit from the DNR before providing any of those services.  Permits are granted after the principal person in the company has attended and passed a 3 hour training course relating to AIS issues, and a $50 fee has been paid.  All employees must take an online AIS course.  Vehicle stickers and wallet cards are then issued.
Provider Permit Sticker
To confirm your provider is permitted, visit: Permitted Lake Service Providers.  Look under Hubbard County, or if the provider is further away, check Clearwater, Beltrami, Cass, Wadena, Becker or Otter Tail counties.

News brought to you by the Long Lake Area Association: and Our Lake page. The latest watercraft inspection statistics, as of 8/16/2013, are here: Long Lake Watercraft Inspection Report