The Crow Wing Lake Association was founded to promote the welfare and improvement of Crow Wing Lake. Its membership consists of 85% representation of the lake property owners, a Board of Directors, and a network of Area Representatives.

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News & Announcements

  • 2017 Spring Newsletter Published The 2017 spring newsletter has been posted here.
    Posted May 4, 2017, 7:28 PM by Crow Wing Lake Association
  • Curlyleaf pondweed treatment planned for May 8-15 & Spring Meeting June 3rd Greetings CWLA Residents:I received the following notification from our weed treatment vendor, Ron Duy, Central MN Aquatics:Curlyleaf pondweed treatment will be performed between May 8-15, 2017 and any one NOT wanting treatment within 150 feet of their shoreline may contact us at 218 963-7345 to opt out of having treatment performed.  New DNR guidelines requires us to notify all lake residents, who may opt OUT of the treatment, whether they returned an authorization form or not. Best Regards,Ron Duy, Jr. Central Minnesota Aquatics26735 Middle Cullen RoadNisswa, MN  56468218 963-7345---------------------------------------------------------Also: Reminding you all that our annual SPRING MEETING will be:   Saturday, June 3, 20179:00 Coffee9:30 MeetingFort ...
    Posted May 4, 2017, 7:13 PM by Crow Wing Lake Association
  • Weed Treatment Authorizations Due May 1, 2017 (Attached)  As we have done in the past, I am sending out to you the 2017 Authorization Form for treatment of of the following:  (SEE ATTACHED) Curly Leaf Pondweed (designated by the DNR as an invasive species) Sago Pondweed (a nuisance weed (not considered an invasive species by the DNR ... this is the stringy stuff!) Swimmers Itch (a temporary treatment for the snail larvae which is the primary cause of swimmers' itch) Our Crow Wing Lake LID has contracted with Central MN Aquatics to again be the vendor to treat these weeds.   Ron and Michelle Duy, of CMA, will process all the permits for the treatments, survey our lake for the most problematic areas, and apply the treatments as directed.   The ...
    Posted Jan 24, 2017, 1:24 PM by Crow Wing Lake Association
  • LID 5 Year Report (2012-2016) Thanks to Mike Valentine for all of his leadership and work on the Crow Wing Lake LID.
    Posted Jan 24, 2017, 1:05 PM by Crow Wing Lake Association
  • 2016 Fall CWLA Newsletter The Fall Newsletter has been posted here.
    Posted Aug 29, 2016, 1:07 PM by Tim Theis
  • CLWA Fall Garage Sale, Association Meeting and LID Meeting Though it's hard to believe it's nearly August - I guess we just can't deny it!  There still remains many sun-fun filled days on Crow Wing Lake however!  We've certainly had some beauties... and we really have water!!!  (Oh....and have you noticed the mosquitoes by chance!????)As required by LID guidelines, we are sending out a notice for our fall CWL Lake Improvement District (LID) meeting.  Please mark your calendars and join us for a free brunch and meeting which will include elections.  Our Association meeting will also be held, following adjournment of the LID meeting. We will have an opening on our LID Board this fall.  If you have any interest in serving - please ...
    Posted Aug 3, 2016, 11:16 AM by Crow Wing Lake Association
  • A note from Mike Valentine, CWLA LID President Cindy and I attended a meeting in Little Falls that was hosted by MPCA.  MPCA invited lake monitor volunteers from all around the state to talk about their experiences with the program.  They even asked me to say a few words about what we've been doing over the last several years.MPCA has produced a pretty interesting report about water clarity around the state that is attached to this post.
    Posted Jul 19, 2016, 1:40 PM by Crow Wing Lake Association
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