The Lake George Lake Association will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the town of Pelican Town Hall, located at 4093 County P. Sign-in begins at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will start promptly at 7 p.m.
All members of the Association and interested members of the public are invited to attend the meeting.
The meeting will begin with a special presentation by Jean Hansen, Oneida County Conservationist. She will discuss the environmental benefit of natural shorelines around the lake and explain the county’s program of financial assistance for property owners seeking to initiate a shoreline restoration project.
Hansen holds a degree in Natural Resource Management from the UW-Stevens Point and has been employed by Oneida County since 1999. She has worked in the Land and Water Conservation Department since 2005. Her responsibilities include shoreland restoration, erosion control, control of terrestrial invasive species, grant writing, technical assistance for conservation issues and administration of the department. She is Vice Chairperson of the Wisconsin Headwaters Invasive Partnership (WHIP) and is certified as a Soil Tester, Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (POWTS) Inspector and POWTS Maintainers and Construction Site Erosion Control Inspector.
The Association’s business meeting will follow her presentation. The business meeting will include a summary-to-date of the Association’s watercraft inspection program. The Association has participated in the Wisconsin DNR’s Clean Boats/Clean Waters program since 2005. Douglas Ceranske has coordinated the Association’s watercraft inspection program since its inception. Attendees are encouraged to submit their ideas for ways to prevent the introduction of AIS into the lake.
The business meeting will include a summary of the Association’s June 22 Lake Monitoring Day. Annually since 2009, riparian owners and lake residents have been asked to collect samples of the aquatic vegetation in front of their property for identification and to determine if any aquatic invasive species are present.
The Association’s second 2013 Lake Monitoring Day will be held Saturday, Aug. 24. Riparian owners and lake residents are asked to collect samples of the vegetation in front of their property during the week of Aug. 18, place the samples in a plastic bag and bring them to the town hall between 10 a.m. and noon.
Andy Wickman, an aquatic plant specialist with the Wisconsin DNR will be on hand to identify the samples.
The business meeting will also include the election of association directors, a discussion and vote on a proposed change in the association’s bylaws and any new business issues presented by members.
The Lake George Lake Association is a nonprofit organization of riparian owners and lake residents. The Association’s mission is to preserve, protect and enhance the water quality, fishery and recreational and aesthetic values of Lake George for the current and future generations.