Thursday, September 1, 2016

Labor Day Weekend: Observe the Lake Survey

Since this will be the last and busiest weekend of the summer with lots of people using the lake, the Long Lake Area Association would like to ask that everyone help with an informal survey.

Please let us know what you see when you are out on the lake this weekend by sending an email to: (Photos welcome.)

  • Look for vegetation you have not seen before or in larger quantities than you have seen or in different location. 
  • Note how many immature loons you observe, the number adult loons, Great Blue Heron, otters, pelicans, and if you see eagles feeding on fish, for example.
  • Note anything you see that is different from other times you were on the lake.

Clean up debris that has floated in along your shoreline.  
  • Check for zebra mussels when you remove your docks, lifts and water toys. 

The article below discusses the MN DNR's treatment of the AIS called "Starry Stonewort" which was
recently discovered in Big Turtle Lake near Bemidji.  The article illustrates the importance of early

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