The Iowa Great Lakes Association held an informational meeting regarding the Curly Leaf Pondweed that has caused issues with recreation in the Iowa Great Lakes. With over 100 people in attendance at the meeting held at Rolling Oaks Barn, we all walked away with more information thanks to Iowa DNR Fisheries Biologist Mike Hawkins’ explanation … Read more
The Iowa Great Lakes Association will host an informational meeting open to the public on Tuesday, April 4th at 3 pm in the loft of Rolling Oaks Barn in Spirit Lake to discuss Curlyleaf Pond Weed in the Iowa Great Lakes. Mild falls and winters have provided the opportune environment for this invasive species, introduced … Read more
Story courtesy of the Dickinson County News Mary Skopec used to spend summers at her parents’ home on Big Spirit Lake when she was in junior high, admiring the natural landscape of the Iowa Great Lakes Area. Now she will have the opportunity to teach others about this landscape and how to protect it. Skopec … Read more
An enormous “THANK YOU” goes out to the ISU Extension and Outreach Dickinson County 4-H Team Jedi Robotics Club for hosting both the Iowa Great Lakes Association and Clary Lake Service at their meeting last evening. This great group of kids did a research project on Zebra Mussels and had fantastic questions for us. This #GivingTuesday, consider paying-it-forward in this amazing community … Read more
The electric fish barrier located at Lower Gar near Milford has prevented Asian Carp from entering our chain of lakes. This invasive species have spread through flooding and other means throughout the years, and pose a definite threat to not only our ecosystem, yet to water recreation due to their ability to jump out of the water.
Bur Oak Blight continues to be an area of focus for your Iowa Great Lakes Association. Listen as our President, Bill VanOrsdel explains the blight as you see the vast expanse of affected trees right in our own backyard. They can be treated, so please visit www.iagreatlakes.org for specialists able to both identify and treat … Read more
This past Monday an informational meeting was held at Gull Point State Park to discuss Bur Oak Blight (BOB) that is affecting many of the majestic trees in our community. Please click on the link below to read an article published in this week’s Dickinson County News: http://www.dickinsoncountynews.com/story/2343090.html As mentioned in the article, you will … Read more