Watercraft Inspection is done at both Maple Lake Accesses during summer months by a combined group of these local Agencies:
Wright Soil and Water Conservation
Anchor Dock & Lift
This service is performed on a rotating weekly schedule, two times a week at both area access.
The MLPOA has agreed to supply a portable Biffy toilet at the Highway 55 & the northeast Cty Road 37 accesses through September of 2016, a minimal expenditure for the value we receive from these groups.
If incoming vessels fail the inspection – they do not get access to our Lake.
Summer 2016 Water Quality & Invasive Species Report
The weather this year has been a challenge for the water quality team to finish our mapping & weed identification that we normally do in the spring.
We were able to identify and treat Curly Leaf in the channel – specifically for navigation purposes – 10 acres complete.
In the middle of June the mapping of milfoil was completed. The committee has reviewed the results and plans are in place for the middle of July 2016 to treat 20 of the 35 acres.
Cash flow makes it difficult to treat all that is needed. – The 20 acres does fall in line with the spring budgets.
Contact Bill Ruddle or John Jennings if you spot a new patch of Aquatic Invasive Species anywhere on the lake!
Zebra mussel found in Cedar Lake
On Friday, June 23rd, the Cedar Lake Conservation Club (CLCC) conducted a planned search with Blue Water Science (dive/snorkel and volunteer training) for starry stonewort and zebra mussels. One zebra mussel was found on the north side of Cedar Lake near the Schroeder Park launch. The mussel was mature, almost an inch long.
The DNR conducted additional searches on Monday, June 26th, however, no additional zebra mussels were found. As soon as possible, CLCC will be conducting a more extensive professional search, and also send lake water samples to a lab to determine if the zebra mussel veligers (microscopic larva) are present. The results of these steps will help determine if Cedar’s infestation is a candidate for a pilot treatment.
This is difficult news, and we cannot emphasis enough the importance of water craft decontamination. Please take advantage of the free watercraft decontamination service available in Annandale if you are moving boats or equipment from lake to lake. The decon site is at 240 Popular Lane South (south of HWY 55 by Classic Rides and Rods). Hours are Mon-Thur 9am to 5pm; Fri-Sun 7am to 7pm.
Below are two links to help to help better understand Starry Stonewort and how it could affect our lake:
We the, MLLPOA are part of and pay dues to – Wright County COLA. Read more:
Wright County Coalition of Lake Associations News
April 29th, 2017 Plan to attend the Spring Meeting
WCCOLA Updates and Wright County Water Quality Monitoring Training
Where: Annandale Middle School
125 Cherry Ave
Annandale, MN 55302
Catch up all the latest and get your lake ready for water quality monitoring
Fight against Aquatic Invaders
Get your WCCOLA Lake Directory
Wright Water Quality Monitoring
(led by Wright Soil and Water Conservation District)
Include your lake in this great opportunity to monitor important parameters of water quality. Very reasonably priced at $250 for the year.
–$250 check payable to Wright Soil and Water Conservation District
–Contact information (address, phone, email) for your lake sampler and person to receive financial information.
Save the Date August 5th, 2017 “Starry” Search
Wright County is making plans to participate in the state wide search for starry stonewort being led by the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center. Watch for more details and plan to search your lake.
Check out the updated WCCOLA webpage: www.wrightcola.org
Starry Stonewort found on Lake Sylvia in Wright County
On Thursday September 29th Chris Jurek, DNR aquatic invasive species specialist reported to the GLSA that Starry Stonewort was found on West Lake Sylvia at the public access. The access has been posted to notify boaters of this new infestation.
New information is available on the Lake Sylvia website:
There is a short video about Starry Stonewort on the DNR website: