Thursday, February 27, 2014

LLAA's March 2014 Email from Arthur Howe

If you vote in Hubbard Township or Henrietta Township, your physical presence and vote count!  Both the Hubbard and Henrietta Township Annual Meetings will be held on Tuesday, March 11th at 7 PM. Please attend your township meeting, and vote for your township's support of a donation of at least $2000 to the Hubbard County SWCD (Soil and Water Conservation District) for the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) watercraft inspection prevention program on township lakes, in partnership with participating township lake associations.  The Henrietta Township Annual Meeting is at 19401 State Hwy 226 (Dorset road).  The Hubbard Township Annual Meeting is at the Hubbard Community Center.

Internet Photo from the National Parks Service
We here at LLAA are listening to you also.  We received 35 responses from the January 2014 LLAA e-mail survey.  You indicated the monthly e-mails have been educational, are sometimes shared, plus provided 11 ideas for future topics.  The website is used by 32 of these respondents.  The Spring / Autumn LLAA Newsletters are read by 97%, and shared with others about 50% of the time.  LLAA Facebook is utilized by about 1/3rd of the respondents.  Thank you for taking your time to help guide us in our LLAA communications endeavors.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Scenes from Hubbard Prairie Sleigh Festival

Participants had a good time in spite of the wind chill.  Those that braved the winds saw a great parade of sleighs along with snow sculptures, an old time camp, and historical displays.  They also got to eat first-rate chili.  (Some of the beans used in the chili were locally grown.)

The Long Lake Area Association again hosted events at the Community Center in Hubbard.  The displays included handmade replicas of logging equipment and tools made by Jerry Ritola, plus old time tools provided by Dick Schauer.  A big thank you to Sharon Natzel who organized our group.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Minnesota's DNR Eagle Cam Live

Eagle Photo from MN DNR Eagle Cam
The DNR's eagle cam is up and running again. It's focused on a nest in the Twin Cities area. Last year the pair laid eggs too early and they didn't hatch. This year there are two eggs that were just laid within the last 5 days, giving them a much better chance. Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

Our link to the DNR's eagle cam is in the "Webcams" box on the right sidebar.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Something to Do!

Here's an idea for something to do over the next few weeks while winter is finally giving way to Spring..  (At least we hope Spring will win this battle.)

 In Little Falls, MN, only about 90 miles south of Long Lake, is the Minnesota Fishing Museum.  It is open Tues-Fri: 10-5 and weekends with other times by appointment.

"The Minnesota Fishing Museum (MFM) is a place where memories come alive and stories are told of days gone by. The collection of over 10,000 artifacts related to Minnesota fishing is beautifully displayed and lovingly maintained at 304 West Broadway in Little Falls, Minnesota.
Fishing has always played a vital role in the lives of Minnesotans, beginning with the Native Americans and the state’s earliest settlers. When it comes to fishing Minnesota is in a class all its own. The state offers 4 million acres of water and has 18,000 miles of waterways, rivers and streams.
" - quoted from the Museum's website.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

LLAA Foundation Fund Drive Reaches $26,270

Due to your generous donations totaling  $26,270, 
 we are planning to increase the watercraft inspection hours 
 for the coming season. 

Last year there were 1039 hrs of inspections.  This year 144 very generous families have donated.   Ninety of these families have allowed us to publicly recognize their donations:

The other awesome families prefer to remain anonymous.  Two families so far have donated their Christmas gifts.  Some families have contributed multiple times during the fund drive through Gifts of Honor and/or Memorials too.

It is easy to give a Gift of Honor to a friend or family member that enjoys coming to Long Lake

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