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Aquatic Invaders Summit II
October 5th & 6th
St. Cloud Convention Center

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2017 LDA Annual Meeting
Saturday, June 17th
Detroit Lakes Pavilion


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“To promote the protection and enhancement of Detroit Lake”

2016 Memberships Are Now Due

Lake Detroiters Association (LDA) annual memberships are $25 and available to any property owner within 1,000 feet of the shoreline. Join today and receive the 2016 updated directory.  Click for more information.

LDA Business Sponsorships are $50/year. Lake Detroiters appreciates the community support to protect our lake resource. Click for more information.

August 26, 2016

Today MN DNR issued a NEWS RELEASE and outlined the aggressive treatment plan for starry stonewort (SSW) that was detected in Turtle Lake; Beltrami County (near Bemidji).  SSW is a serious infestation for a lake and the MN DNR is beginning efforts to remove the SSW in the lake by using suction to vacuum up the algae fragments and bulbils that are capable of reproducing in other areas of the lake.  Please take precautions when moving watercraft from lake to lake so the fragments are not transmitted to other lakes, many times unknowingly.  There is likely more SSW infestations that have not yet been identified because of the close CLOSE "LOOK-ALIKE TO CHARA.  Once SSW is present it can impact use of the lake because of the dense mats that can form.  Precaution is the best!  MORE SSW INFORMATION and CHARA.

August 25, 2016

Today MN DNR issued a NEWS RELEASE that starry stonewort is present in Upper Red Lake and Cass Lake both in Beltrami County.  This comes on the heels of the recent discovery of starry stonewort on August 5th in Turtle Lake, also in Beltrami County.  Starry stonewort are grass-like algae that may produce dense mats, which could interfere with use of the lake. The invasive algae also may choke out native plants. Starry stonewort is typically spread by lake users who transport fragments of the plant from an infested body of water. This new infestation is a reminder to boaters and anglers to follow Minnesota laws to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species

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August 18, 2016

Today, MN DNR has confirmed zebra mussels in Big Detroit Lake which was reported by an angler who provided GPS coordinates.

DNR invasive species staff confirmed two juvenile zebra mussels and two adults at two locations about a mile apart on Big Detroit Lake.  Lake Detroiters Association (LDA) notified lake homeowners yesterday.  More information will be posted as soon as it becomes available, incluiding results of possible additional areas of infestation locations in Big Detroit, Little Detroit, and Deadshot Bay.


Here are a couple of photos and links to the MN DNR News Release and the Discovery Map which highlights locations.  Also a link to the Detroit Lakes Newspaper article:

3mm juvenile zebra mussel attached to native vegetation.
East Shore; Big Detroit Lake near Sucker Creek - August 15, 2016



3/4" adult zebra mussel attached to a native clam.
South Shore; Big Detroit Lake near the bluff area - August 16,2016




The "A FRESH VIEW OF THE LAKE" 16-page booklet was created by Pelican River Watershed District (PRWD) along with financial asssistance from the City of Detorit Lakes, Becker County, and Becker County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA). It is a guide for lake property owners on how to better protect lake resources.


Curlyleaf pondweed treatment on Big Detroit Lake - May 11, 2016

Curlyleaf pondweed treatment has been permitted to the Pelican River Watershed District by the MN DNR and is scheduled for two locations on Big Detroit Lake next Wednesday, May 18th weather permitting. The two treatment areas total 53.7 acres and are on the north shore and near Long Bridge. Here is a map of the two locations on Big Detroit Lake.

Once the treatment has been completed, buoys will be placed in each of the treatment areas. These buoys have the treatment restrictions on them and the buoys will be removed once all restriction dates have expired. If treatment is to take place within 150 feet from shore, signs will also be placed in the areas affected. If there are any questions or concerns, please callt he applicator, PLM Lake and Land Management Corporation office at 866-OUR-LAKE between 9am and 5pm Monday thru Friday. For more information on curlyleaf pondweed.

Curly-leaf pondweed

Big Detroit Lake; The Lodge on the Lake (before ice-out) - March 27, 2016

The Lodge and Diego Erickson - March 27, 2016


Good Morning Big Detroit - January 30, 20161

January 15, 2016

Please participate in the Governor's Water Survey and let him know what is important to you about protecting Minnesota's lakes. SURVEY

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