BLIA has worked with DEQ and Metro to put together a Aquatic Herbicide Recommended Practices for Blue Lake Homeowners. As you have likely noticed, the weeds are already beginning to grow. BLIA has acquired a modest inventory of herbicides to treat the various varieties of invasive weeds populating the lake. BLIA will perform, to the best of its ability and judgement, applications to the areas hardest hit. If individual residents would like to perform an application and/or assist BLIA with the broader lake effort please contact one of the Board Members listed below. We need to be able to record our actions in order to better judge results and keep DEQ/Metro in the loop.

We have acquired the following products:

Dibrox – a liquid product that treats a wide variety of weeds (milfoil, curlyleaf, elodea)
Hydrothol – a granular product that treats a variety of weeds (millfoil, curlyleaf)
Navigate – a granular product specific to milfoil but also impacts Water Lily
Glypohsate & Surfactant – a liquid product for Water Lily control

As you know, the lily pads have dramatically spread over the last few years, particularly at the East/West ends of the lake. BLIA has successfully used the Glyphosate product over the past few years for lily control. The application must be performed properly for best results. We think that BLIA should coordinate that effort. Mid July to early October is the recommended time to apply. If you will read the pdf attachment from Karen Williams at DEQ, you will get a good understanding of what all three groups would like the residents to do to rid ourselves of the lily pads at the south west and east end in front of those residents houses.

If you are interested in acquiring your own supply of herbicides you can view product and order from the following website http://www.lakerestoration.com/. Another site that I’ve used in the past, particular to order their milfoil control product Aquacide Pellets is https://www.killlakeweeds.com/. Please be sure to follow the DEQ guidelines and product instructions carefully.

Enjoy your lake,

Jon Wissler
BLIA President

Board Members:
Eric Teyema – Secretary
Gary McCoy – Treasurer
Ernie Brawley
Mel Rieff
Guy Vetere



MINUTES

Blue Lake Improvement Association

September 21, 2016

Board Members

Jon Wissler

Mel Rieff

Gary McCoy

Ernie Brawley

Volunteers/Guests

Guy Vetere

  1. Minutes from 8/23/16 Meeting Approved
  2. Treasury Report – Gary McCoy Click to read more …



 

MINUTES

Blue Lake Improvement Association

August 23, 2016

Board Members

Erik Teyema

Mel Rieff

Gary McCoy

Ernie Brawley

Jon Wissler

Volunteers/Guests

Joe Horton

Kathy Larsen

Sue Ellen Dolan

  1. Minutes from 7/26/16 Meeting Approved
  2. President Report
    1. Contact List – Jon Prepared a draft of important contacts to include past and present board members, Metro and other Park contacts, etc. Comments were taken and Jon will be working on updating the list for the next meeting.
  3. Treasury Report – Gary McCoy Click to read more …



MINUTES
Blue Lake Improvement Association July 26, 2016
Board Members
Erik Teyema
Jeff Townsend
David Winterholler (Late)
Ernie Brawley
Mel Rieff
Sue Ellen Dolan
Gary McCoy

Volunteers/Guests
Jon Wissler
Joe Horton
Kathy Larsen

  1. Minutes from 8/29/15 Meeting Approved
  2. Treasury Report – Gary McCoy
    1. Approximate balance is $ 62.
    2. Motion – Request $ 500 from Interlachen , Inc to maintain BLIA operating status – Passed
    3. State of Oregon Corporatio n for 2016 has been paid.
  3. Old Business Click to read more …



MINUTES
Blue Lake Improvement Association
April 29, 2015
Board Members
Erik Teyema
Jeff Townsend
Dennis Meyer
Ernie Brawley
Mel Rieff
David Winterholler
Sue Ellen Dolan
Gary McCoy

Volunteers/Guests
None

  1. Minutes from 8/25/14 Meeting Approved
  2. Treasury Report – Dennis Meyer
    1. Dennis Meyer stepping down as treasurer
    2. IRS Forms have been completed for 2015 per Jeff
    3. State of Oregon Non-Profit Status is complete for 2015 per Jeff
    4. Approximate balance is $ 400.
    5. No Outstanding Debts
  3. Old Business
    1. Weed Update Click to read more …



Blue Lake Improvement Association
August 25, 2014

Board Members

Erika Teyema
Ernie Brawley
Sue Ellen Dolan (absent)
Jeff Townsend
Mel Rieff
Gary McCoy
Dennis Meyer
David Winterholler (absent)

Volunteers/Guests

None

  1. Minutes from 6/24/13 Meeting Approved
  2. Treasury Report – Dennis Meyer
    • $ 477.62 Balance
    • No Outstanding Debts
  3. President’s Report – Jeff Townsend Click to read more …



BLUE LAKE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION NEWS LETTER FALL 2012

Weevil – Update

Good news for the weevils this year, bad news for the Eurasian mil-foil ( non-native ) weed. In mid July, Enviroscience was back on the lake to do their 2012 survey of the weevils activity this past year. As most of you that have visually studied the lake have seen, it has improved in most areas ( primarily the ends ) with 40 to 50% less weeds from last year according to their scientist Sarah Lomske. Both myself and board member Sue Ellen Dolan accompanied her on the survey in late July. She was pleasantly surprised at the effect the weevils have had in the two and half summers they have been with us. I reminded her that last year they added almost twice as many as were contracted, ( free of charge ) due to the extra weevil they had propagated from Idaho where they came to us from. She stated that we were probably 1 to 2 years ahead of schedule and the need for any this year was unnecessary. We will get her final survey in a few weeks to give us an in depth overview of their progress. I will post her complete survey on our website at http://www.bluelakeimprovement.org/ when received. Click to read more …



Blue Lake Improvement Association
September 11, 2012
Board Members
Erik Teyema
Jeff Townsend
Dan Reynolds
Dennis Meyer(absent)
Ernie Brawley
Mel Rieff
David Winterholler
Sue Ellen Dolan

Volunteers/Guests
Joe Horton
Lance West

  1. Minutes from June 19th Meeting Approved
  2. Treasury Report – Dennis Meyer (via e-mail)
    • $ 1,367.00 In Hand
    • $ 1,208.92 outstanding due to Enviroscience — Motion to pay, approved.
    • Grant Hold Back Money due to BLIA is approximately $ 1,760.00
    • Recurring costs for 2013 will be $ 262.00
  3. President’s Report — Jeff Townsend Click to read more …



To: The Residents on Blue Lake

From : BLIA

BLIA ( Blue Lake Improvement Ass.) has been working with DEQ and Metro to put together a Aquatic Herbicide Recommended Practices for Blue Lake Homeowners. As you have noticed, the lily pads have started to take over where the weevils have eaten the Eurasian mil-foil, that had previously taken over in many areas over the last few years. Click to read more …



MINUTES
Blue Lake Improvement Association
June 19, 2012

Board Members

Erika Teyema
Jeff Townsend
Dan Reynolds
Dennis Meyer
David Trask (absent)
Ernie Brawley (absent)
Mel Rieff
David Winterholler
Herman Winterholler (absent)

Volunteers/Guests

None

  1. Minutes from April 3 Meeting Approved
  2. Treasury Report – Dennis Meyer – $ 1,509.64 in Hand
  3. President’s Report – Jeff Townsend