Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Lake Friendly Living & Gardening

Presentations from the Annual Meeting 

on Lake Friendly Living and Gardening

Please share this post with your family and neighbors so that we can achieve our goal of reducing Phosphorous in our lake by 43 pounds each year.  As you can see in the *slide below, all it takes is for 50 of us to make some changes on our own lake shore properties.  Since there are around 250 members, that should be easy.  Take a look at the videos and slides.  What can you do on your lot?  Every little bit helps Long Lake.   
Send us pictures and details of your changes.  They would make fun blogs to post during the winter.

Link to view:  Keith's slides with links for more information

Keith Manlove's Video Presentation:

This was one of the questions asked & answered in the Q&A after the presentation:
How do you turn your lawn into a pollinator friendly spot?

Please contact Keith Manlove at  manlove.keith@gmail.com.  He will be glad to walk through your lot with you and provide ideas on how to improve our lake clarity by changing your lake shore.


Link to view:  Slides used in Steve Henry's Video Presentation

Steve Henry's video presentation:

In this video Steve showed us some pictures of the Deer View project.  Use this link for the Deer View project presented by William Lee at HC COLA for the Hubbard County SWCD

Thursday, June 18, 2020

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 2020 Flotilla is On

The Long Lake 4th of July Flotilla will be held on Saturday, July 4th, 2020.  We will gather at New Frontier Resort on the west side of the lake starting at 9:50am.  Follow the North or South Leaders as they lead off at 10am.
Please note the change in time from what was previously published in our Spring Newsletter.  We have  gone back to our old starting time since the parade in Park Rapids has been canceled for this year.

If there is inclement weather (high winds, rain, storms) at 9am on that day the Flotilla will be cancelled.  Also, a reminder to all our Flotilla participants and spectators that during this time of Covid-19 please remember to try and social distance, even while boating.

Monday, June 15, 2020

“Eyes on the Water” Early Detection for AIS - Long Lake. Please Help.

Early Detection of Aquatic Invasive Vegetation - Meandering by Boat.

Please help fight AIS in Long Lake by trolling on the lake in your boat for a couple of hours just 2 times a summer (mid-June & Aug) in your Neighborhood looking at aquatic vegetation in the shallow areas for suspicious vegetation to sample.

You simply peer into the water with polarized sunglasses on a calm day as you troll the vegetated area of the lake.

Resource guides are provided for comparison purposes.  Early detection of invasive species is the goal.

You have the opportunity to be trained at one of the two training sessions planned for Thursday 6/18, 7/9 or 8/6 at 10 AM at the South Access  We will follow social distancing guidelines; you provide your own mask / gloves.   

If you have questions and want to RSVP for the class, please email Sharon: (link below).  You can be the key to find invasive species early before they spread.

Be a Part of our Eyes on the Water” Early Detection Program.  
Email:  sharonmnatzel@gmail.com

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Long Lake Annual Meeting Reminder for Association Members

Meeting Date:  Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 10 AM

Location:  Via ZOOM on your computer/tablet and Telephone Conference.  

To all Members of the Long Lake Area Association (Hubbard County) Inc:
Notice is provided that the LLAA Annual Meeting will be held via ZOOM video conference and telephone conference. The LLAA Board of Directors have met and determined that with reference to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic conditions exist that prevent a physical meeting from being held. [Pursuant to the Bylaws of the LLAA corporation Section 5.1 Annual Meetings and Section 5.5 Place of Meetings. http://www.longlakeliving.org/p/by-laws.html ]

Please Read the following carefully:

 LLAA Members will need to VOTE PRIOR to the LLAA Annual Meeting for the open Board Member positions in their own Neighborhoods 1, 3, & 5 and all Members vote for an “At Large” Board Member position.
  • Ballots were distributed via email on May 31st or to member's physical address if no email address was on file.   If we missed you by  email or United States Postal Service for those without email, please contact us immediately at:  longlakeemail@gmail.com.
  • Instructions are provided with the ballots.
  • ✔️We must receive your completed ballot by Monday, 6/15/20 .

  • RSVPWe are requesting that LLAA Members who are planning on attending the annual meeting provide their RSVP on the ballot along with their name, email and lake address.

Meeting ID and Passwords will be provided prior to the annual meeting to those who provided their RSVP information.

Read the Consent Agenda items -
The LLAA 2019 Draft Annual Meeting Minutes on the website Link to Draft Minutes of 2019 Annual Meeting. You may request the annual financial information when you request the zoom meeting information with your RSVP.

The Annual Meeting will be held as a “listen only” Zoom Meeting. You do not have to turn on your video camera to participate. You will be able to view the meeting speakers. A telephone conferencing number for listening will be provided for those members who do not wish to connect via computer / tablet.
Because of technology limitations and security concerns, we ask that each LLAA Member Family Group limit their attendance to 1 connection per membership. Please do not share any meeting IDs or Passwords other than to other LLAA Association Members. A roll call of LLAA Members attending will be taken prior to admittance to the meeting.

The Presentations will be recorded so if you are not available 6/27/20 at 10 AM, you will still be able to listen and learn from the informative speakers via the LLAA website at a later time.


  • Call to Order & Welcome – Carolynne C. White (CC), President

  • Speaker: Steve Henry, Freshwater Sciences Project Manager, RMB Environmental Laboratories, Inc - Presentation on “Lake Friendly Living” 
  • Speaker: Keith Manlove, University of MN Master Gardener Intern Presentation
Update on Long Lake Area Projects
  • Update on Events & Drawing for Ice-Out Quilt Drawing Winner
        Consent  Agenda

  • LLAA 2019 Minutes & 2020-21 Budget / Financial Reports 
  • Election Outcomes from email / USPS ballots for “At Large” Board Member & Neighborhoods 1, 3, 5
  • LLAA Foundation Fund Drive Kickoff for 2020-2021
Jim Seifert, Secretary
For the Board of Directors,

Long Lake Area Association (Hubbard County) Inc, jseifertjr@gmail.com,