We work to preserve and protect our lakes and this watershed for ourselves and future generations.
We create and distribute to our members three newsletters each year. These newsletters contain articles that both educate our members about lake related issues and keep them abreast of information related to our lakes.
We maintain this website with lots of information for members and visitors to our area.
We hold a general membership meeting annually including educational programs and an opportunity to meet and socialize with other members.
We work with CLT Lakes and Shores and Cass County to help provide trained inspectors at the public accesses on Roosevelt and Lawrence Lakes. Inspectors check for invasive species such as Eurasian Water Milfoil and Zebra Mussels on weekends and holidays from opening fishing through the middle of September.
We raise money to pay for annual surveys for Eurasian Water Milfoil and for herbicide treatment of infested areas. We also apply for and obtain necessary permits and hire a contractor to perform the work that is needed each year.
We have installed and maintain I-LIDs at the Roosevelt and Lawrence Lake public accesses. I-LIDs are devices that monitor all launches and retrievals of boats to and from the lake using video cameras that transmit via cell phone modem to a website for later viewing by volunteer monitors. The I-LIDs also deliver an audible reminder to inspect your boat for the presence of AIS.
We liaison with the DNR with respect to fish stocking programs and other initiatives to maximize the fishing potential of our lakes, and provides the DNR with an avenue for communicating with our members about what they are doing with respect to our lakes.
We have appointed representatives who participate in and coordinate with the CLT Lakes and Shores Committee and the Emily Waters Committee. This ensures that we all are working together to protect and preserve the lakes in these communities. We slo make financial contributions to local community organizations and facilitate additional contributions by our members to such organizations.
We assists the Cass County Sheriff's Department by annually placing and removing navigational buoys, and periodically perform maintenance and do replacements on navigational buoys on our lakes. We also install signage in sensitive protected areas/
We provide volunteers who take clarity readings and take samples for water quality testing and supply these readings and samples to the appropriate entities for recording and reporting. We also test and assist in testing for the presence of invasive species on our lakes.
We helped fund the acquisition of the Woods Bay Aquatic Management Area and will continue to fund other critical shoreland acquisition projects on and near our lakes to help preserve water quality, spawning beds, etc.