Friday, May 20, 2022

Spring 2022 Newsletter published

On May 11th, Barb Roberts sent out our newsletter by emails to all members with email addresses.  I hope by now you have had time to read the great articles and have put all the important dates on your calendar.  If not, here is a link to the whole newsletter:

The newsletter talks about the many activities and events  planned for this summer, but the major announcement is about the Annual Meeting Saturday 25th..its in person: See the details below.

LLAA Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the Hubbard Community Center
You are invited to attend the annual meeting of the Long Lake Area Association on Sat 6/25/22, in person at the Hubbard Community Center, 12141 County 6, PR -- just across from the Long Lake Theater in Hubbard.

9:30 AM – Social, Refreshments & Registration / Dues for LLAA for Fiscal Year 7/1/2022-6/30/2023

During the social half-hour we will feature a "Get The Lead Out" drop off box for lead tackle in exchange for a complimentary sample of lead-free tackle. This is a MN Pollution Control Agency program, focused on preservation of loons. 

After the LLAA annual meeting, the lead tackle will be weighed for tracking and turned into the Hubbard County's Hazardous Waste Site by the LLAA Loon Liaison. Lead poisons loons when they swallow lead tackle that anglers have lost. The "Get The Lead Out" program is an activity listed in our LLAA Loon-Friendly Lake Management Plan Draft 1, April 12, 2022. Paying attention to the tackle we use will help us focus on the preservation of loons. Here is a MPCA informational website, and we will have posters featuring this information at the annual meeting and on our public access kiosks: green/lead-free-fishing-tackle-get-lead-out
10 AM Business Meeting – Agenda:
Speaker: Steve Maanum – wildlife photographer, outdoor educator and master storyteller – will share his insights on loon life with us through the lens of his camera. Several of the stories and pictures are from his volunteer experiences with Big Mantrap’s successful loon nesting program. Steve and other Mantrap loon volunteers provided input on loons featured by National Geographic in “America’s Wild Frontier” and the Smithsonian Channel. He’s also helped U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) efforts on tracking loons to learn more on their migration and life cycle. The 2019 Loon Appreciation Week Photo, sponsored by Loon Watch, a program of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College in Ashland, WI, highlights a photograph by Steve Maanum. The photo is titled, “Just 10 More Minutes”!

We’ll appreciate and understand even more how our actions on improving healthy water quality by preventing runoff and erosion will help to protect and preserve the Long Lake loons!

Elections of LLAA Board of Directors & Alternates: Neighborhood #1, 3, 4, 5, & one “At Large”

Candidates for the LLAA Board of Directors & Alternates – as of this time -- are listed below: 

LLAA Board of Director Member “At Large”: Mary Leadbetter *
LLAA Board of Directors / Alternates:
 Nbrhd #1: Frederick Rickers * / James Alseth * Nbrhd #3: Jaimie Beretta * / Sharon Natzel * Nbrhd #4: Cheryl Scholz * / Sam Oliver * Nbrhd #5: Fritz Viner / CC White *

Learn About Events & More!

Win Door Prizes! Invite Your Lake Neighbors! Attending does not require membership in LLAA.

Award of the “Ice Out” Quilt – we thank Monika Wilkins for donating this lovely quilt!