Deer Lake Association
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The DLA is now on Twitter!!!: Follow us @BeautifulDeerLk
Anybody remember the giant slide at Pinehurst Lodge in the old days?
DLA is introducing the Beautiful Deer Lake Water Quality Initiative. It long-term effort including AIS prevention strategies and initiatives to improve water quality by reducing phosphorus loads dumped into Deer Lake by streams, septic systems, storm-water run-off, and shoreline erosion. DLA is asking Deer Lake property owners to open our hearts to the lake and take action. Please join our effort to improve Deer Lake water quality. Thank you.
In Loving Memory
Matthew Kelly Brown, beloved son of Tom W. Brown and Pamela Bellis Brown, passed away June 26, 2017. Matt's family believes he would have been honored to support efforts to bring music into the lives of children who need this opportunity. The DLA expresses it most sincere sympathy. Memorials can be donated to the Harmony Project of America.
2017 Calendar of DLA Events
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Tuesday, August 15th: DLA Frolic; @Camp Hiawatha; gathering at 4:30 pm, dinner at 6pm
Thursday, August 17th: Deer Lake Septic Meeting; 7pm @ Deer River Town Hall (west of lake on Hwy 19). Learn how septic systems work and best practices for maintenance.
Tuesday, August 22nd, Deer Readers Book Club: CATCHER IN THE RYE; @Jan Hill's (33802 West Deer Lake Rd), 4pm
Wednesday, Aug 30: Spaghetti Feed; @Camp Hiawatha; gather at 5pm, dinner at 6pm; Board Meeting: 3:30
Friday, September 8th: Bear Island Cleanup; @Bear Island; 9am
Saturday, September 9th: CoRd 62 Cleanup; @Baptist Church lot; 9:30am
Wednesday, September 13, Deer Readers Book Club: STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY; @Stark's (33796 West Deer Lake Rd), 4pm
Please do not use Bear Island wood for camp fires on the Island.
Be sure to bring your own firewood!
(Click this link for the AIS page)
NEW: Watch this if you dare!
This year will provide opportunities to enhance our efforts to prevent Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) from ruining our lake. The Minnesota State Legislature has provided the county governments 10 million for this effort. Itasca County will receive over a half million dollars annually as its share. We will see enhanced programs from access inspection and decontamination opportunities to training in detection and monitoring Deer Lake for many forms of AIS. Among the various aspects of the AIS Program in Itasca County is the Community Action Projects (CAP). This is a grant program designed to provide associations, organizations and water-oriented businesses with funds for local projects. These could be supplemental to what is being done across the county, or for innovative ideas. Most CAP program grants will require matching funds or volunteer hours.
Here is some additional information:
New DLA Deer Lake Map!
Deer Lake Map available for purchase !
Available for purchase from the DLA Boutique.
If you're interested, place an order by sending an email to Elise Widen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Boating on Deer Lake Photo by Sanna Pederson
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