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.
 
 
FISHING EVENT PLANNED
We're hosting a fun fishing jamboree on Eagle Lake.  The event will be held on Saturday, June 1st, to coincide with the DNR free fishing weekend.  Save the date and join your neighbors and fellow members for some family fun.  The event begins at 8:00 am at Eagle Lake Park, with all entrants eligible for prizes to be randomly drawn at 10:00 am.  This is a free event if you've paid your 2019 ELIA dues, or pay the $15 entry fee at the event and you'll become a member.  Please click here for details.
 
 
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.
News Articles
Healthy Lakes Grant
Posted on May 16th, 2019
Through the coordinated efforts of ELIA and the DNR, our Healthy Lakes grant application has been approved.  Nine of our members will participate.  To read the full article, click here.
Fireworks On Eagle Lake
Posted on Dec 27th, 2018
As you begin making plans for weekend activities in 2019, be sure to mark Saturday, August 24th as the date for Eagle Lake Fireworks and the Ring of Fire.
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Do We Need An IESF?
Posted on Jul 23rd, 2018
Considered one of the latest techniques for reducing phosphorus levels in lakes and streams, the members of the Watershed Task Force are studying this concept to evaluate potential use in the Oakcrest Creek Inlet.  To read the full article, click here.
Ripples
 
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Events
Fishing Contest
Saturday, June 1st at Eagle Lake Park
We are planning a fishing contest for Eagle Lake on the free DNR fishing weekend.  Plan to join us on Saturday, June 1st, at the Eagle Lake Park boat launch.  Details to follow.
ELIA Board Meeting
Saturday, June 8th, 8:30am at Dover Town Hall
All board members to attend a board meeting at Dover Town Hall, beginning at 8:30 am.
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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
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 new ELMD website, click here.
 
FEATURED BUSINESS SPONSOR
Our friends at the Union Grove Subway have been supporting us for many years, donating time and materials to print and assemble our Ripples newsletters.  Owned and operated by Mario Denoto, the restaurant is conveniently located at 1660 15th Avenue in Union Grove.  Download the Subway app for your smartphone and order ahead.