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Quiet Lakes Improvement Association

Teal, Lost Land and Ghost Lakes Improvement Association

QLIA NEWS BRIEFS

Spring 2024 Update from the QLIA President on EWM treatment:  LINK

Treasurer’s Report & QLIA Budget

2024 EWM Treatment Budget:  LINK

  • Key Dates
    Annual Meeting:  7/13 
    QLIA Appreciation Picnic: 8/11  
    QLIA Summer Fest: 7/28 

PLEASE SEND IN YOUR 2024 DUES AND TIER DONATIONS!

2023 QLIA Fundraising 

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 donations through 12/31/23:

    • Tier Donation – $71,859
    • 98 total people donated

    Here’s member information for 2023 for the QLIA:

    • 257 of 312 properties are QLIA members
    • 92 new members joined in 2022 and 2023

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

Tickets will soon be available at the Happy Hooker Bait and Tackle, Hayward Farmers Market, Loon Saloon, Lost Land Lake Lodge, Red Deer Lodge, Boulder Lodge and Reel Livin’ Resort!  

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.

 

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
SPRING 2024 updATE From the PRESIDENT

It has been an interesting few months trying to get DNR grants and permits for our Spring 2024 lake treatment.

There was a $150,000 cap put on by the DNR. So we down sized our original plan to come within the capped amount. Then when the grant was approved we only received a grant for $99,429.83. This required down sizing again. During this process we were also limited to 30 acres per lake by the local DNR.

With these limitations and funding, we have submitted for treatment of 30 acres on Lost Land Lake and 6 acres on Teal Lake, please see this MAP for specific treatment locations. The permits have been approved and Schmidt’s Aquatic will be doing the applications of the herbicide. See this LINK for a more detailed timeline and fact sheets about the chemical we are using called ProcellaCOR LINK.

The treatment can not happen until after May 28 because of walleye spawn. Then the water temperature has to be above 60 degrees and the plants have to be growing. So we do not have a set date for the application.

We do have maps and lists of property owners adjacent to the treatment areas. We will be emailing land owners that we have addresses for. These will also be placed on our web site. There will be sign postings on docks in the treatment areas a few days in advance. When a date is set there will be a four day span of days, so weather can be factored.

It’s crucial to recognize that managing Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) will be an ongoing process requiring sustained funding over many years to effectively control its growth and spread. Currently, our funding only covers treatments for 2024. Our plans for 2025 will necessitate additional funds for potential chemical treatments following the evaluation of the 2024 ProcellaCOR applications’ effectiveness.

Our Fundraising Committee, even with the current grant money, needs your tier donations and participation at our Summer Fest fundraising Event on July 28, to raise funds for further treatment. We may seek permits for other treatment alternatives, like DASH (diver assisted suction harvest) and hand-picking for additional small areas, but do not have the funds yet to set that up at this point. (Very expensive!) 

Another point, part of the grant process was to discontinue the mechanical harvesting for the next two years to see how the herbicides work. There will be a lot of man hours needed to do water testing and plant surveys after the treatment. This volunteer work can be used to offset our 25% match for the grant. The grants from the DNR are set up that we pay first and then they pay us back.

We look forward to seeing everyone this summer at our events and out on the Lake!

Norm Bratteig- 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.

Tickets will soon be available at the Happy Hooker Bait and Tackle, Hayward Farmers Market, Loon Saloon, Lost Land Lake Lodge, Red Deer Lodge and Reel Livin’ Resort!  

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 – $71,859
  • 98 total people donated

Here’s member information for 2023 for the QLIA:

  • Current QLIA Members:  312 members
  • 257 of 312 properties are QLIA members
  • 92 new members joined in 2022 and 2023

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

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