URGENT - 2020 GLSA EVENTS
ALL 2020 EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO BE CANCELLED OR
POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. Please watch or check the following
The website ( www.lakesylvia.org )
Email blasts from the website
Loon Calls newsletters
Annual Dues Letter
***The GLSA Annual Meeting has been POSTPONED -
NEW DATE TO BE DETERMINED.***
Using a high pressure washer would be the most easy way to remove zebra mussels. A high pressure washer might be able to be rented at Kaz hardware or the rental center in Buffalo or Monticello. In many cases your neighbor may have one and is willing to share it. If your item is on a trailer, it can be taken to the decontamination station in Annandale or as listed below.
Below is a list of dates and location.
Approximate Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
October 6 – Sugar South
October 13 – Sylvia
October 20 – Decontamination Station
The unit will also be available Fridays and Saturdays
from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the decontamination station at
1300 Business Blvd Annandale, MN 55302
The lake levels have dropped and the sheriff has cancelled the 300 ft NoWake. The 150 ft NoWake is now in effect.
Thank you for your cooperation and support.
Decontamination Station Opens May 10th
2019 Lakes for Proposed Expansion
Sylvia (East and West)
The Wright Regional Inspection Program is working to seek final DNR approval to being expanded 2019 operations. At this time, an inspection is not required to enter lakes.
In the interim, random at the access inspections will be conducted at the lakes as funds allow.
Voluntary decontaminations continue to be available free of charge the Regional Inspection Station beginning May 10th at 1300 Business Blvd (north on Annandale Blvd off HWY 55 and follow road to the end)
Free watercraft decontaminations
Mon-Thu 9am to 5pm
Fri-Sun 8am to 6pm
The Wright County Regional Watercraft Decontamination Inspection Program is a joint effort between the Wright Soil and Water Conservation District, the City of Annandale, and numerous lake associations. Significant financial support has been provided by the Initiative Foundation Aquatic Invasive Species Program (Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council). For more information contact AIS@wrightswcd.orgor visit http://www.wrightswcd.org/Water_Management/wrip.html.
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.
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.
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).