Grace Lake Watershed Improvement Association

“It is our mission to improve, preserve, and vigorously protect the quality of our natural resource for the benefit of all who surround and use it.  Through education and implementation of remedial and proactive measures, we will achieve a sustainable balance of flora, fauna, and recreation for ourselves and those who follow us.”


Great News about the former Grace Lake Junkyard!!!


January 26, 2018

Dear Friends

As you may have observed, the junk yard cars have been removed from 10158 North Grace Lake Road, S.E. Bemidji, Minnesota. Brent Rud, Beltrami County Director of Environmental Services assures us that the remaining clean-up of that property will begin in the spring of 2018.

Beltrami County Board of Commissioners has been responsive to our oral and written requests for help in dealing with the documented, dangerous, unsanitary, health and safety standards required by the County and Frohn Township. County Administrator, Kay Mack, our District 1 Commissioner, Keith Winger, as well as Brent Rud, his associate, Shawn Foley, and the new County Attorney, Dave Hansen, have demonstrated their commitment to resolve this long standing violation.

Brent Rud has encouraged us to continue to monitor their progress and let him know if the promised follow- up actions do not meet expectations. His telephone number is 219 333 4158.

Our thanks to Grace Lake residents, Richard Sampson, Rick Black and former Hubbard County Sheriff Frank Homer, for their assistance in this matter.

A copy of this letter has been sent to the Frohn Township Board as well as those mentioned above.

Cordially,.

Robert Brouse and Jim Kramer,
Members,  Grace Lake Watershed Development Association


Thank you, Bob, for being so consistently supportive of the tough work we do.   I do think that we work well with our citizens and as a team, but it is always good to get this kind of encouragement. 
 
Have a glorious weekend! 
 
Kay L. Mack, Beltrami County Administrator





Click on the PHOTOS page for some awesome pics of 2017 Halloween Party!!


http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4360154-minnesota-dnr-ends-invasive-species-grants#.WhTX_LdpKZ4.facebook

Minnesota DNR ends invasive-species grants

Please click on the above link to read the disappointing story of our ongoing Grace Lake battle with invasive species!!






A BIG HEARTY THANKS TO ALL AMBASSADORS WHO VOLUNTEERED!!!!! 

Grace Lake Association

2017 AIS Volunteer Ambassadors

 September, 2017 Schedule

Tue   5                         8-10 a.m.                     Bob Brouse                  333-0456

Wed  6                         8-10                             Ed Marthaler              949-929-5187

Thur  7                         8-10                             Dick Sampson              751-7220

Fri   8                           8-10                             Ron Milbrandt             766-5896

Mon  11                       8-10                             Jim Kramer                 760-3298

Tue  12                        8-10                             Jim Kramer

Wed  13                      

Thur  14                       8-10                             Dick Sampson

Fri  15                          5-7 p.m.                       Rick Black                    791-6298

Mon  18                      

Tue  19                        8-10                             Bob Brouse

Wed  20                       8-10                             Ed Marthaler

                                    5-7                               Doug Goodman           239-634-2262

Thur  21                       5-7                               Doug Goodman

Fri  22                          5-7                               Rick Black

Mon  25                       8-10                             Ron Millbrandt

Tue  26                        8-10                             Ron Millbrandt

Wed  27                       8-10                             Jon Blessing                 751-3784

Thur  28                       8-10                             Jon Blessing    

Fri  29                          8-10                             Jon Blessing

 
  
Grace Lake was well represented by members at the AIS Volunteer Training Session Friday August 25th 2017.  These members are now qualified to do volunteer inspecting at the Grace Lake Public Access.  






RMB LABS This is a great website whose service Grace Lake utilizes.  Please take some time and visit this site
http://rmbel.info/

Meeting Minutes are posted on MINUTES page.



CL-B to put $37.8 million referendum on November ballots

CASS LAKE -- About a week after they agreed to draft a stripped-down facilities plan, Cass Lake-Bena Schools leaders met again to put a different plan on ballots this November.

At  an Aug. 3 special meeting, the School Board agreed to ask voters to approve a $37.8 million bonding referendum this fall, pending state approval. If voters agree, the district would use that money to build a new school for grades 3-5 and renovate and expand some of the district’s existing buildings and classroom spaces.

To read the entire article click on the link below
http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/education/4310057-cl-b-put-378-million-referendum-november-ballots


Members of Grace Lake Watershed Assn. getting educated at the Starry Trek on the latest Aquatic Invasive Species STARRY STONEWORT.  The event was hosted by Bruce Anspach of the DNR.


Members of Grace Lake Watershed Assn. attended the Beltrami County Commissioners meeting last night at the Frohn Township Hall.

Please check out the newly added Sampson Presentation page LINK!!!







AUCTION!!!

Rheta Mason is having her auction at her lake home on June 25th starting at 11 am.  Her address is 4803 E. Grace Lake Road SE.  Let's be there and create a buyer's frenzy!!




This is the Link for the video about Starry Stonewort we watched at the meeting.

Additional donations for Grace Lake can be made to the NW MN Foundation. Please specify Spendable Project Fund  or call 1-800-659-7859.

Northwest Minnesota Foundation
https://
secure.qgiv.com/for/nwmfoundation/restriction/GraceLakeCharitableFund





According to Bob Brouse life is "a bowl of cherries and maybe home made cookie when you live at Grace Lake"
I have to agree!!



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