BOAT PARADE PLANNED FOR JULY 5th
Have you ever heard of the Hermes Donald Duck?  The Sago Serenaders?  A Pontoon Bubble Bath?  For those who follow the annual craziness known as the Eagle Lake Boat Parade, these names should bring back memories.  Between now and July 5th, you have plenty of time to dream up your theme for costumes and boat decorations to join in the fun.  We will meet near Michael's at 12:45pm to begin a single, counterclockwise lap around the lake in front of cheering (and jeering) spectators on shore.  Follow this with the traditional Don Hermes Boat Tie-Up and you'll enjoy a fun afternoon on the lake.  For details, click here to view the event flyer and we'll see you in the parade!
 
 
 
DO YOU REMEMBER THESE VIDEOS?
From year to year, the subject of lake weeds will eventually enter the conversation among lake residents.  As explained by the ELMD at their annual meeting, the mild winter and a much shorter ice cover allowed our invasive aquatic plants to thrive.  Spraying and harvesting has once again come to the rescue, and with the remaining weeds dying off naturally, Eagle Lake is beginning to look much better each day.  We all appreciate the work of the ELMD board and community volunteers on those weed harvesters.  Would you like to know more about our persistent weeds and the effort required to keep them in check?  Why not watch the video series produced by ELIA back in 2022.  The information is still relevant today and it takes only a few minutes to view them both.  Click here to visit the Weed Management Efforts page and enjoy the show!
 
 
LATEST RIPPLES NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE
The much-anticipated Spring edition of our Ripples newsletter is now available.  Our board members have provided a number of interesting articles, from fireworks to weeds and details for joining or renewing your ELIA membership.  Be sure to check the dates on our 2024 event calendar and review plans we've made for the 2nd year of the Eagle Lake Protection Program.  You'll also find updates from the Water Patrol and our Clean Boats Clean Waters coordinator, and a QR code to simplify your custom flag orders this season.  Click here to view our electronic version and be sure to print a copy to share with friends and family members.
 
 
 
FLAG ORDERS NOW ACCEPTED IN OUR WEBSTORE
Each fall, we remove flags from our webstore because orders are infrequent, and the quantity discounts are not available.  This allows our webstore team to focus on other ELIA initiatives over the winter.  Now that spring is well underway at Eagle Lake, we are ready to resume flag ordering through the webstore.  Please note that we will consolidate flag orders received during the month, placing a combined order with our manufacturer at month end.  The quantity discounts typically offset the costs of expedited shipping, allowing us to deliver flags to you with a turnaround of 10 to 14 business days.  Ready to order?  Click here to visit the flag information page of our website.
 
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News Articles
New Lake Tides Newsletter
Posted on Jun 6th, 2024
The latest edition of the Lake Tides newsletter is now available.  To read Volume 49-2, the Spring 2024 publication, click here.
Happy Trees for the Shore
Posted on Jan 30th, 2024
Our recent Ripples newsletter contained a reference to a very informative article entitled Happy Trees for the Shore.  Click here to open Volume 48-2 of the Lake Tides newsletter and refer to page 8.
Shoreline Plant Recommendations
Posted on Jan 3rd, 2023
As a shoreline property owner, you can have a direct impact on water quality.  Improvements to your property and shoreline can help, and native plantings should be considered.  Click here to learn more about good plants, and those to avoid.
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Posted on Sep 10th, 2019
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Ripples Newsletters
 
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Events
Welcome New Neighbor Party
Saturday, June 22nd, 2024
Boat Parade and Don Hermes Boat Tie-Up
Friday, July 5th, 2024
Regatta and Social
Saturday, August 10th, 2024
Photo Contest Deadline
Monday, August 19th, 2024, 4:00 pm
Wave Maker Cocktail Party
Saturday, August 24th, 2024
ELIA Annual Meeting
Saturday, August 24th, 2024, 9:00am
Fireworks and Ring of Fire
Saturday, August 31st, 2024
Get Involved
The Eagle Lake Improvement Association depends upon the generous financial support and volunteerism of its members.  If you are not yet a member and would like to join, please click here.
 
For those with an interest in our volunteer opportunities, please click here.
Business Sponsors
We are grateful to all of the local business owners who believe in our mission and have elected to support us financially.  Their donations are used to offset the expense of this website and publishing our Ripples newsletters.  We invite you to view their ads on our Business Sponsors page, and support them as much as possible.
 
If you own a local business and would like to help, please click here.
Weed Cutting/ELMD
Curlyleaf and milfoil are two words that dominate the early season lake management discussions.  Want to learn more?  Click here to visit our webpage dedicated to Weed Management Efforts.  Watch the videos related to weed harvesting and getting to know shallow lakes.
 
The Eagle Lake Management District is one of our lake partner organizations, and the weed harvesting operation is among their primary responsibilities.  To visit the ELMD website, click here.
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