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OK, let's try this again:
ICE-IN: Night of December 8-9th
It's a bit dreary, and snow-covered, but (probably) will stick for the season.
Ice-In Archive of attempts in 2017:
Deer Lake ICE-IN: Night of December 1-2,
and then ICE-OUT again Dec. 4-5!
Due to high winds, despite the bitter cold we have now!
As of December 8, the lake is trying very hard to freeze over, but still open in the middle. The far side of the lake is likely similar. Ice-In soon, but with some very dicey icy.
Here was the Ice-In just a few days before (Dec. 2):
Snow and sleet had been predicted right after Ice-In, but that was rather minor, and now we do have a good chance for skating and boating on the big lake!
The Ice on the smaller lakes like Otter, just north of Deer, have been put to good use for over a week:
Suddenly Winter on Deer Lake!
Do you need your driveway plowed, or help with docks and lifts, or other professional services?
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.
2018 Calendar of DLA Events
The DLA Board is hard at work scheduling next years' Events!!
(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:
Please do not use Bear Island wood for camp fires on the Island.
Be sure to bring your own firewood!
(Photo by Donalyn Dealy)
Anybody remember the giant slide at Pinehurst Lodge in the old days?
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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