Greater Lake Sylvia Association

Working to maintain and improve Lake Sylvia


GLSA memberships is open to residents and friends of Lake Sylvia. Membership dues are $100 once a year.




Update on Starry Stonewort Surveys and Treatments

"At the public access, we found a single fragment of SSW, less than an inch long (picture is attached). We also found a single bulbil at another site, attached to a rhizoid. I have attached a map of the results from the treatment area survey. Control and containment appear to be exceptional at the treatment site.

We also conducted a meander survey around the entire lake. We used rake sampling and visual observations. No additional SSW was observed."

This is a success story for those who treasure this lake. It shows what can be done if you are diligent and have the right science (and partners) backing you. 
This is the second year that the SSW infestation has shrunk and not spread elsewhere.

Congratulations to Blaine, Jim and the GLSA for their efforts.

Upcoming Events

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As you renew your membership please make sure all of your information is current and up to date!


Starry Stonewort First Responder Team Formed

We have established a Starry Stonewort (SS) First Responder Team.  If you think you have found SS, please contact the following individuals for a positive ID in the order listed.  If the first person does not pick up call the next in line.  They will visit the site in question within 24 hrs and report back to the AIS Committee.

  1. Russ Fortner 320-274-8228
  2. Blaine Barkley 320-274-5804
  3. Rick Phipps 763-227-4535
  4. Keith Schaunaman 612-916-0546

Channel 5 ran a story on our Regional Inspection Program in Wright County.


On Tuesday June 27th The Wright County Commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance to require inspections of all water-related equipment entering East and West Lake Sylvia, Lake John and Pleasant Lake. The video shows the support we are receiving and the interest across the State in this effort. 

Well Done Wright County!

Seeking to stop starry stonewort - by Juliana Thill in Dockside magazine. (shared with permission).
The recording of the Starry Stonewort Summit is also available.

Changing the Mindset on AIS - by Nick Phelps, Jeff Forester in Dockside magazine. (shared with permission).

Who Represents Me? and Legislative Districts

Who Represents Me? - Use the district finder to retrieve a list of your representatives with contact information.

Wright AIS Decon station hours of operation have changed to:

Mon-Thu 9 to 5 | Friday Saturday Sunday 7 to 7

FREE Aquatic Invasive Species Decontamination Station
Collaboration between Wright Soil and Water and Bishop AIS Services 

  • Where: Anchor Dock and Lift Storage Facility | 240 Popular Ave Annandale (behind classic Rides and Rods off of Hwy 55)
  • When: Monday-Thursday 9am to 5pm; Friday Saturday Sunday 7am to 7pm
  • Small boats take about 10 minutes; larger vessels 20-30 minutes
Don't take a chance! Be part of the solution! Decontaminate!

Map courtesy of Wright Soil and Water Conservation District
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