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2019 Spring Newsletter Published

posted May 13, 2019, 11:34 AM by Tim Theis

Ice is Out! Time to mail in your weed treatment & swimmer's itch forms.

posted Apr 22, 2019, 7:29 AM by Crow Wing Lake Association

We have official ice out on April 21st this year.

Please see the attached authorization form - please print and mail in ASAP. 

These are due May 18, 2019

2018 Fall Newsletter Published

posted Aug 3, 2018, 12:09 PM by Tim Theis

Volunteers Needed! West Outlet Clean-up approved.

posted Jun 15, 2018, 7:14 AM by Crow Wing Lake Association

At our spring Crow Wing Lake Assn meeting, members requested our LID to look into clearing the debris from the outlet on the West end of the lake. 

A DNR permit was secured for non-mechanical removal of the weeds and debris. NOW WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!!! SATURDAY, JUNE 23; 9:30. Meet at the outlet and bring waders, hand tools (shovels, rakes and hoes).

We'll work about an hour. Please contact Rick at 218-825-7403 if you have more questions. WE NEED SOME MUSCLES!

Permit & Map of the creek outlet are attached.

Spring Newsletter, Lake Garage Sale, Music on the Point

posted May 16, 2018, 2:36 PM by Crow Wing Lake Association

A few updates that have also been added to the calendar:

  1. The CWLA Spring 2018 Newsletter has been posted.

  2. 4th of July Event Dates Updated:
    - 4.4 on the 4th Same time, same place
    - Music on the Point Will be held on July 4th this year (time TBD). Please remember your donations for the band.
    * Note that CWLA does sponsor this event

  3. The all-lake Garage Sale will be held this year on August 11th.
Reminder also for the upcoming spring meeting on Saturday, June 2 at 9:00 at the Fort Ripley Town Hall.

Cheers to a another great summer on our beautiful lake!

Curlyleaf Pondweed Treatment Notice

posted May 11, 2018, 5:35 AM by Crow Wing Lake Association

Message from Central Minnesota Aquatics:

Dear Crow Wing Lake Property Owner,

Please be advised that during May 14 – 25, 2018 Central Minnesota Aquatics, Inc. will treat limited areas of Crow Wing Lake for the control of curlyleaf pondweed.  Treatment will be accomplished by using Aquathol K which is a Minnesota DNR and EPA approved product.

If you do NOT want treatment to occur within 150 feet in front of your shoreline property on Crow Wing Lake you must notify Central Minnesota Aquatics, Inc. at 218 963-7345 prior to May 14, 2018.  Thank you for your participation.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Duy or Ron Duy, Jr. of Central Minnesota Aquatics, Inc. at 218-963-7345.

 Sincerely,
Ron and Michelle Duy
Central Minnesota Aquatics, Inc.

Weed Treatment Authorizations Due May 1, 2018 (Attached)

posted Apr 2, 2018, 8:21 AM by Crow Wing Lake Association

Attached is the 2018 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 Curly Leaf Pondweed (invasive species) will be treated lake-wide in the areas designated by high infestation.   However, the Sago Pondweed and Swimmers' Itch treatment will be applied in an area around your dock,  but only if you authorize the treatment.

YOU MUST RETURN THIS AUTHORIZATION FORM by May 1st TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THESE TREATMENTS!!!

  1. The Curly Leaf treatment will be applied early in June when water temperature and weed growth best respond to the herbicide. (This treatment is determined by the survey of heavily infested areas lake-wide;  no personal dock signage is required)
  2. The Swimmers' Itch treatment will be applied just before the 4th of July weekend, pending weather conditions.   Your Lake Assn Area Reps will be delivering signs to post on your docks to indicate treatment sites. (ONLY IF YOU HAVE RETURNED THE ATTACHED FORM)
  3. Later in the summer, you will receive in the mail,  another sign that you will have to post on your own dock, to indicate permission to treat the Sago Pondweed (the stringy weed, AGAIN, ONLY IF YOU RETURNED THIS AUTHORIZATION FORM)
These treatments are provided to lake property owners at no additional charge*.  Payment for these treatments come from The Crow Wing Lake Improvement District (LID) funds. The CWL LID fund was established by CWL property owners; and owners determine the specified LID property tax assessment each fall at our CWL LID Annual Meeting. 

* For a small fee, property owners may choose to purchase a 2nd Swimmers' Itch treatment as an option.   

Every year there is lots of confusion over these treatments.... and sometimes lake owners are scrambling to get an authorization form at the last minute.   The best time to take care of returning this form is NOW!  Both our herbicide vendor and the Lake Assn leadership will appreciate your help with this!.

A print copy of this form will be mailed to those who are not on this email list.   

Thank you for sharing your email with the association, you are saving us lots in printing costs and postage. Please download the attached form, print it, sign it and  mail it to:

Central MN Aquatics, Inc.
26735 Middle Cullen Road
Nisswa, MN  56468

FINAL DEADLINE IS MAY 1, 2018.....let's get 'er done now!

2017 Fall Newsletter Published

posted Aug 9, 2017, 6:41 AM by Tim Theis

2017 Spring Newsletter Published

posted May 4, 2017, 7:28 PM by Crow Wing Lake Association

The 2017 spring newsletter has been posted here.

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