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