Pearson Lakes Art Center hosts annual fundraiser

The Pearson Lakes Art Center held its annual June Celebrate the Arts Benefit on Saturday, June 2, 2012. The event saw a record attendance this year with approximately 250 supporters. The evening began with butler-passed savory hors d’oeuvres, sponsored by Sackett & Sims-Taylor Law Offices as well as a complimentary bar, sponsored by Liz Sandy, Realtor. … Read more

Okoboji Yacht Club kicks off 80th season

The Okoboji Yacht Club kicked off its 80th season on Friday, June 1 with it’s first Friday social of the season. The current Okoboji Yacht Club is located on South Manhattan Beach. The yacht club leases the facility from the Okoboji Sailing School. Construction started on the current sailing facility in September, 1997 and was … Read more

Update on the Asian Carp Situation

Mike Hawkins – DNR Fisheries Bureau Biologist – has provided the following information as an update on the Asian Carp situation: Sampling Our staff continue to aggressively sample our lakes and the Little Sioux River for Asian carp. In fact, our team, with help from the Aquatic Invasive Species staff from Boone, electro-fished two stretches … Read more

DNR Issues update on Asian carp situation

Mike Hawkins, Fisheries Management Biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, issued an update this week on the Asian carp situation in the Iowa Great Lakes. Following are his findings: The commercial angler has been keeping our office updated on catch each day they work on the area lakes and are required to provide … Read more

Zebra mussel prevention efforts

There is currently an effort in California to develop a statewide program to fight the advance of zebra mussels. A zebra mussel detection dog trainer, Debi DeShon, recently shared this information with Iowa Great Lakes residents. This link will take you to a copy of the resolution by Lake County to declare a state of … Read more

Water Safety & AIS Update

By Phil Petersen Live and learn can best describe our water safety and fighting Aquatic Invasive Species activity this summer. In the spring we learned that the State Game and Fish Protection Fund that holds our Boat Registration user fees had a $38.7M spending cap. While this legislature spending cap had never come into play … Read more