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.






POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. Please watch or check the following

for updates:

The website ( )

Email blasts from the website

Loon Calls newsletters

Annual Dues Letter

***The GLSA Annual Meeting has been POSTPONED -


What to do with docks, lifts or other water equipment taken out of the lake this fall that have zebra mussels attached?

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.

Wright County Regional Watercraft Decontamination and Inspection Program

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  

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

Share your winter lake photos with us!!!!

You can upload them yourself, click here!


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 Decontamination Station


Monday-Thursday 9am to 5pm | Friday-Sunday 8am to 6pm

FREE Aquatic Invasive Species Decontamination Station 

  • Where: 1300 Business Blvd (north on Annandale Blvd off Hwy 55-follow the road to the end)
  • When: Monday-Thursday 9am to 5pm; Friday-Sunday 8am to 6pm
  • Small boats take about 10 minutes; larger vessels 20-30 minutes
Don't take a chance! Be part of the solution! Decontaminate!

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