We are pleased to announce Saturday, July 6th, as the new date for our fishing jamboree. This family friendly event will be held at Eagle Lake County Park, with registration beginning at 8:00 am near the park pavilion. We've also expanded the hours by shifting the random drawings to noon instead of 10:00 am. Include this in your Independence Day weekend plans, and let's hope for better weather this time. This is a free event if you've paid your 2019 ELIA dues. Click here
TIME TO JOIN OR RENEW
The annual membership drive is underway, with some new wrinkles for 2019. Our basic dues remain at $15 per household, a reasonable amount that we hope will attract new members while encouraging current members to renew. All donors of $25 or more will receive an Eagle Lake floating keychain. Anyone contributing $100 or more will be invited to special events and earn recognition as an Eagle Lake Wave Maker. Please click here
to pay dues and support our mission.
WATERSHED TASK FORCE
You might not even be aware of the Oakcrest Creek inlet, where it is located, or how it contributes to the health of Eagle Lake. But thanks to the efforts of the Watershed Task Force, this will change this spring. Legacy phosphorus, dead and diseased trees, and invasive species are among the issues to be addressed in efforts to restore the inlet to a more natural state. We might soon have an IESF on Eagle Lake! Click here
to learn more.
WORK HAS BEGUN
With winter fading away and hints of spring in the air, contractors were finally able to tackle some of the initial work planned for the Oakcrest Creek inlet. Many of the dead and diseased trees have been removed, with a cleaner and more naturally flowing creek soon to follow. This is only the beginning; subsequent phases are still under discussion within our Watershed Task Force. This first phase is located just west of Eagle Road near Michael's restaurant.
QUITE A DIFFERENCE
When you travel on Eagle Road, you'll notice quite a difference as you approach the lake. Many trees were removed along the road, and throughout the area where the creek flows toward the lake. Not everyone shares the optimism that the work will reduce the flow of nutrients, but few can argue that the view of our lake has been greatly enhanced. Subsequent phases of the project are still being debated within the Watershed Task Force. Check back for updates throughout the year.