AND SO IT BEGINS
Residents along Lakeshore Drive will recognize this shoreline at Manor Bay Park, a common location for early ice formation on Eagle Lake.  Taken on November 14, this image reminds us that a busy season of ice fishing is just around the corner.  Be sure to use good judgment when testing the new ice, knowing that even two inches of clear ice is barely enough for a single person.  Test at several locations as you make your way out onto the lake.  Click here to read more.
 
PRETTY FLOWERS?
While some might think these are beautiful flowers, purple loosestrife is highly invasive and can quickly take over an entire site.  This aggressive plant is a nuisance around our lake, and if allowed to spread, can choke out native plant life and destroy food sources for wildlife.  Proper and complete removal of the entire plant is necessary, and we can help.  For more information, please visit our Contact Us page and send a note to Shoreline Help Desk.
 
 
PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS
The talent of many local photographers was on display at the annual meeting in this year's Eagle Lake Photo Contest.  Entries were impartially judged and winners were chosen in three categories, with a fourth award selected by vote of meeting attendees.  The image of the sunset paddle boarder, taken by Kim Traxinger, won the People's Choice award.  To view all of the winning entries, please visit our Photo page and see if you agree with our photo judge.
 

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 in 2018.  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.
News Articles
In Remembrance
Posted on Oct 16th, 2018 Comments (1)
With our new website helping to create a strong connection with our lake community, we take a moment to remember our long time webmistress, Cindy Stone.
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Annual Meeting
Posted on Aug 27th, 2018 Comments (0)
Our 2018 Annual Meeting was very well attended on Saturday, August 25, at Dover Town Hall. 
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What is an IESF?
Posted on Jul 23rd, 2018 Comments (0)
In short, it is 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.
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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.
 
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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.