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Quiet Lakes Improvement Association

Teal, Lost Land and Ghost Lakes Improvement Association

QLIA NEWS BRIEFS
QLIA SUMMERFEST 
SAVE THE DATE!  – July 28, 2024

January 24 QLIA Board UPDATE – LINK

 QLIA Key Dates 2024: Annual Mtg. 7/13/24, Picnic 8/11/24 

Save the Date!  QLIA Summer Fest

July 28th Noon to 4 p.m.
We are thrilled to announce our upcoming fundraising event supporting the Quiet Lakes Improvement Association, SUMMER FEST, which will take place on Sunday, July 28th, Noon to 4 PM at the exciting Lakewoods Resort on Lake Namakagon! This fun event will feature the dance music of Northern Wisconsin’s “Musician of the Year”, a real “Pig Roast.” a large silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and a fun, gift certificate wall. 

This summer’s fun, fundraising event will have it all! The purpose of this event is TO AID IN OVERCOMING THE INVASIVE THREATS THAT PUT OUR QUIET LAKES AT RISK and our lake consultants and DNR partners will be on hand to  provide more information about Quiet Lakes  plans and the overall threat of invasive species to Wisconsin lakes in our region.

Mark your calendars and plan to attend on Sunday, July 28th!   Tickets $40 per person – Kids under 13 $20 – Save $5.00 with advanced ticket purchase. More information to come on ticket sales links and locations soon!   See LINK for Fun Fest Poster and more information!

 QLIA Fundraising Update as of 12/31/23

Thanks to all who participated in the 2023 inaugural year for the QLIA tier program. We hope that all participants will consider giving annually at this level in the following years, as we build our assets that can facilitate the perpetual funding of our lakes.  Here’s the link to the Tier Donations LINK – we appreciate all of the donations from our QLIA residents and businesses.

Here are the totals for all revenues YTD (as of 12/31/23 for the QLIA:  

  • Tier Donation – $71,359
  • Other Donations – $2,070
  • QLIA Dues Collected – $11,120 (1 person only paid $30)

Here’s member information for 2023 YTD:

  • Current QLIA Members:  254
  • 56 of our members are new in 2023
  • 55 have not paid dues in 2023 – so please, pay your dues to the Quiet Lakes Improvement Association.

See LINK to Fundraising Information Brochure
See LINK for fundraising Letter from QLIA Fundraising Committee & Board

QUIET LAKES FACEBOOK PAGE-

To facilitate communication among Facebook users, “The Quiet Lakes in the Northwoods of Wisconsin”.  is a private Facebook site, only allowing invitees to be part of this Facebook page. This page is not endorsed by, but was approved by the QLIA board as a way to facilitate communication among Quiet Lakes residents. This Facebook page is to provide a venue for you to share your: Pictures, “In Search of (ISO), Selling or giving away, Looking for volunteers to: ex: help with QLIA functions, such as picnic, committees, Good books to read, Upcoming local events.

AIS Mapping and Water Quality Reports

  • 2022 Final Report Eurasian Milfoil Bed Mapping – Lost Land Lake LINK
  • 2022 Final Report-Eurasian Milfoil Bed Mapping – Teal Lake LINK
  • 2022 QLIA Water Quality Information from Citizen Monitors.12/31/23

Join the Quiet Lakes Improvement Association

The Quiet Lakes Improvement Association is known officially as the “Teal, Lost Land, and Ghost Lakes Improvement Association, Inc.” Our Mission: To provide a forum for communication that fosters support and volunteer action to maintain ecosystem integrity.

Permanent and seasonal residents and tourism business owners who live on or within one mile of Teal Lake, Teal River Flowage, Lost Land Lake, or Ghost Lake are eligible and encouraged to become members of the Quiet Lakes Improvement Association (QLIA), as are renters and campers who spend at least 30 days per year on or adjacent to these three lakes.

Dues for 2024 are $50 per year for individuals or families, collected and applied on a calendar-year basis (January 1).  Please send your dues to:  QLIA, PO Box 214, Hayward, WI 54843

Musky Fingerling - Courtesy of Wisconsin DNR
Teal, Lost Land and Ghost Lakes Improvement Association
January updATE From the Board 2024

January 16, 2024

2023 QLIA SUMMARY

We finished the second year of our two year surface water grants.  This was for plant surveys on Lost Land, Teal and Ghost Lakes.  It also reviewed our Aquatic Plant Plan for the next five years.  This is a DNR requirement every 5 years to be eligible for future DNR grants.

We had our annual meeting and election in July and the annual picnic in August.  The board has transitioned to working with Megan Mader of the NWRPC (Northwest Regional Planning Commission) on implementing our new APMP  (Aquatic Plant Management Plan) and requesting grants for 2024 plant management. Formerly the board was working with Dave Blumer from LEAPS, LLC.

We have been discussing possible treatment plans with the DNR personnel and Megan Mader. Megan has worked extensively over the past few months getting the APMP completed with DNR involvement. The grant proposes a chemical approach vs. mechanical removal on Lost Land Lake and Teal Lake.  We will not know the extent of the treatment until this spring after the DNR reviews our data.  The cost of treatment includes the chemicals and all the surveys needed for the treatment.  It will be quite involved with plant and water testing and surveying.

We had 128 hours of Harvester operation on Lost Land Lake and 32.9 on Teal Lake.  (Teal Lake’s plants were slow developing this year)  There was 164.25 cubic yards of milfoil removed from Lost Land Lake and 28.5 from Teal Lake.

Toward our Surface Water grants, we had 34 man-hours and 22.5 boat hours for Lost Land Lake and 12 man hours and 9.5 boat hours on Teal Lake.  This goes toward our 25% of grant funds.

Our Fundraising Committee has been working on obtaining the funds for our share of treatment costs.  We are required to pay 25% of treatment costs.  They had some events during our annual picnic and a larger fundraiser is planned for this summer called Summer Fest – to be held Sunday, July 28, 2024 at Lakewoods Resort from 12:00-4:00.  The committee will be publishing information on this event. The board is very appreciative of all the efforts by the Fundraising Committee. In 2023 they helped raise thousands of dollars to support the long-term health of our lakes. 

The Association Board thanks our membership for your continued support.

Sincerely, Norm Bratteig – QLIA Board President

See this LINK for the PDF of this message from QLIA Board President

SAVE THE DATE!  QLIA Summer Fest – July 28th Noon to 4 p.m.

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming fundraising event supporting the Quiet Lakes Improvement Association, SUMMER FEST, which will take place on Sunday, July 28th, Noon to 4 PM at the exciting Lakewoods Resort on Lake Namakagon! This fun event will feature the dance music of Northern Wisconsin’s “Musician of the Year”, a real “Pig Roast.” a large silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and a fun, gift certificate wall. 

This summer’s fun, fundraising event will have it all! The purpose of this event is TO AID IN OVERCOMING THE INVASIVE THREATS THAT PUT OUR QUIET LAKES AT RISK and our lake consultants and DNR partners will be on hand to  provide more information about Quiet Lakes  plans and the overall threat of invasive species to Wisconsin lakes in our region.

Mark your calendars and plan to attend on Sunday, July 28th!   Tickets $40 per person – Kids under 13 $20 – Save $5.00 with advanced ticket purchase. More information to come on ticket sales links and locations soon!   See LINK for Fun Fest Poster and more information!

DATES FOR ANNUAL PICNIC AND QLIA ANNUAL MEETING

QLIA Annual Meeting will be held on July 13, 2024 at the TOSL Town Hall.  The Annual Picnic will be on August 11, 2024!  More details to come. 

QLIA FUNDRAISING UPDATE

Thanks to all who participated in the 2023 inaugural year for the QLIA tier program, we hope that all participants will consider giving annually at this level in the following years as we build our assets that can facilitate the perpetual funding of our lakes.  Here’s the link to the Tier Donations LINK – we appreciate all of the donations from our QLIA residents and businesses.

Here are the totals for all revenues YTD (as of 12/31/23 for the QLIA:  

  • Tier Donation – $71,359
  • Other Donations – $2,070
  • QLIA Dues Collected – $11,120 (1 person only paid $30)

Here’s member information for 2023 YTD:

  • Current QLIA Members:  254
  • 56 of our members are new in 2023
  • 55 have not paid dues in 2023 – so please, pay your dues to the Quiet Lakes Improvement Association.

See LINK to Fundraising Information Brochure from 2023
See LINK for fundraising Letter from QLIA Fundraising Committee & Board from 2023

QLIA DRINK COASTERS AT LOCAL BARS

Blaze the Trails Fund the Lakes DONATE TODAY!
Please take a moment to have friends and family send a donation over to the QLIA from our drink coasters and wall posters using Venmo at local bars!  See this LINK to view the coaster –  donations using Venmo can be made as you sip a drink and toast the QLIA direct from the link on the printed coaster and/or poster!

Reminder!

 The speed limit on the Quiet Lakes is 10 mph which includes Teal Lake, Lost Land Lake and Ghost Lake (with the exception of a variance for Ghost Lake). See Ordinance 12 (LINK) on the Town of Spider Lake Website for more information.

SAVE THE DATES

2024 QLIA Annual Meeting: July 13, 2024 LocationSpider Lake Town Hall Time:10:00 AM 

2024 QLIA Annual Picnic: August 11, 2024 

2024 Fundraising Event  at Lakewoods: July 28, 2024

We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. — Native American proverb