Please adjust your calendars for our 2016 Fall Lake Association meeting. We will meet on Saturday October 22nd at 10 am. Kim has a warm spot for us in one of her cabins at Crow Wing Crest Resort. So bring some coffee and lets talk some issues pertinent to the lake. MnDOT has been discussing culvert, so some good things to talk about (among many others). Hope to see you there!
Thanks to all who attended the 2016 spring lake association meeting. We had a good turnout and appreciate all of those who are interested in our 2 excellent lakes. Also thank you to all who submitted dues for 2016. If you haven’t yet, please send in the form that was in your spring newsletter, or download one from this site on the “Join/Dues” page link to your right. Instructions are present for where to send it.
If interested, we have a couple of openings on the leadership side and one opening on the technical side. Kim has been L.A. President for many, many years (She rocks!). But if anyone has a passion for the Lake Association and has the time to manage the position, please notify one of the officers or board members. Hoping someone can step up the challenge so she can get some of her precious time back. We also continue to have an opening for L.A. Secretary. This usually involves going to the 2 meetings per year (spring & fall), taking notes, and then putting them into minutes that can later be reviewed at meetings. Not a huge time commitment on this one. Finally Rich Willhaus has been performing water quality tests for the past 10 years or so and wishes to pass this to someone else. This involves taking Secci disk readings monthly during the warmer periods and then submitting water samples to a test lab in odd numbered years. Please notify Rich or any officer/board member if this interests you.
We have been talking about going to a free or reduced website provider for the past couple of Lake Association meetings. In the past there were free web hosting services that looked to fit our needs, however most of these free services have steadily switched over to becoming paid service providers. As we don’t have a plentitude of computer savvy in our association (this admin certainly falls into that category!), some of the still remaining free sites were out of reach. Switching the current website over to one of these free or the very low priced servers would require a fair amount of knowledge and know how.
As a good compromise, there are some very good web hosting service providers that are both reduced in cost, as well as full service. Green Geeks provided website transfer as one of their perks, so we pushed the “Easy Button” and had them switch us over. We paid a three year fee for just under $4/month, where we were paying nearly $10/month with Siteground. If we choose to renew with Green Geeks after 3 years, the price will go up a dollar a month, but still half of what we were paying up to this point. Hopefully this puts the association into a better spot financially, and there will be no disruption to the website.
As always, feel free to drop website admin an email if you have content you would like to see. Now that we’re past this, hoping to keep more updates flowing to the website again.
Below is the tracked history of Ice In/Ice Out dates for 11th Crow Wing. Note: we are still actively gathering data for this, so if you have kept a log of ice in/ice out dates, please send them to website admin email address. We would like to add to this, as ice out data goes back to 2006 and ice in data goes back only to 2010.
|Year||Ice Out||Ice In|
|2010||April 1st||November 17th|
|2011||April 28th||December 8th|
|2012||March 27th||November 28th|
|2013||May 11th||November 24th|
|2014||April 30th||November 20th|
|2015||April 13th||December 28th|
Kim updated the boating safety page. Hoping this is super easy for you to print out and display somewhere convenient in your cabin (fridge, corkboard, etc). A lot of good reminders, as well as some important phone numbers regarding boating safety. Lets have fun and be safe out there!
Hello and welcome to 10th & 11th Crow Wing Lakes Association website! We are neighbors helping neighbors for the greater good of the lakes.
We invite you, both local citizens and visiting guests, to utilize this website as a resource for enjoying our two northern Minnesota lakes in Hubbard County and assisting us in being good stewards of our beautiful spring-fed natural resource. To join our association – yes, anyone who cares about the lakes can join! Click here for LA application (for new members, as well as to renew for current members). Our association meets just twice a year, spring and fall, so keeping informed and active is easy and efficient.
Otherwise, feel free to contact the committee leaders of each of the projects below to offer your assistance or comments — we are a 100% non-profit, volunteer organization, and could always use assistance (time, money, energy). Thank you for considering helping us take care of the lakes for everyone to enjoy, for generations to come!
A Lakes Management Plan was completed in April 2011 (link to .pdf file here:Lake Assoc-11th CW Lake PLAN final . This plan mentions a brief history of our Lakes Association (started in 2001), a bit of historical facts on lakes themselves, water clarity testing (11th averages 14′ clarity), in-depth DNR fisheries plan for both lakes, DNR aquatic vegetation map for 11th, goals for the association, and an outline of Plans of Action for several particular ongoing projects:
1) Curly Leaf Pondweed Control (Aquatic Invasive Species)
2) AIS Prevention in our Lakes – Education and Inspection
3) Highway 64 Issues
- culvert replaced with bridge
- ATV trail safety and erosion concern
- rumble strip noise and biking safety concern
4) Loon Nests
There is some other information posted in the Akeley community website, see link below. We are also on Facebook, so check out that link as well. And finally there is a link to Hubbard county COLA.
- Facebook link to 10th/11th CW LA
- Coalition of Lake Associations (Hubbary County COLA)
President, 10th & 11th Crow Wing Lakes Association
(Click here for Kim’s Email)
Vice President, Website
(Click here for Scott’s Email)
(Click here for Lisa’s Email)
Secretary – Open (Contact any officer if you are interested)
We’d like to gather pictures from lake association members, family members, and friends of 10th and 11th Crow Wing Lakes. Historical photos, pictures of nature, fishing pics (live fish photos preferred), showing off your cabin, water recreation activities, and fun memories are all encouraged. If you have pictures you would like to share and see posted, please email to them to Website admin email address below. We will try to update as we move along.