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.”


If you rent your cabin please take a look at the AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES page for a sample letter that will be of good use to stopping the spread of AIS to our fabulous Grace Lake.



Annual Grace Lake Boat Parade is July 4th at 2PM.
Starting at the Bible Camp!!





6-26-18 on the Northeast side of the lake we pulled a life jacket and and sweatshirt out of the water.  We have them at our place if they are yours.
Wendy O'Leary


Found on Beach
Paul, Kari & Carolyn Kolstoe
5011 Summerset Lane SE
218-751-6084


Found:

Brown equipment box lid (about 3x4) in lake.  On shore at Kolstoe (between Lukkason and Harmon)

Paul & Kari Kolstoe



This item was found today.  If this is yours please call Doug Goodman 239-634-2262


Grace Lake Water Quality Summary Report link below.
Pages 1 and 20 are very interesting to read!!



Attention all Grace Lakers!!!
If you would like to join  Grace Lake Watershed Improvement Association group on Facebook please send an email to dgoodman675@yahoo.com.



Attention Attention Attention!!!

Kinneberg Household Garage Sale!!!!
Huge Sale, Thursday, 
Friday, & Saturday, June 7th.,8th, & 9th. Something for everyone. 51754 
Wildflower Drive. West end of Grace Lake, south of public access. 

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!!





  
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.



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!!!








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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