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AIS Update - November 2019

 | Published on 11/3/2019

The following is a summary of the AIS projects the association implemented in 2019 to manage Eurasian water milfoil in Round and Little Round Lakes.

In June 2019, the following areas were chemically treated:
   • Richardson Bay – 15 acres.
   • Little Round Lake - 5 acres
   • Isolated locations in Musky Bay and other areas on Round Lake – 5 acres.

In August:
   • Hinton Bay – spot treatment of 2 acres to address navigation issues.

The Board partners with the DNR, an environmental consultant, and a licensed chemical applicator to ensure the best treatment practices available are used when treating the lakes. For more information, see the AIS page on this website.

Funding for treatment comes from two primary sources – state grants and RLPOA funds.
   • In 2019, $47,173 was spent on AIS activities.
          $30,662 of was paid with grants
          $16,510 was paid with RLPOA funds, which include membership dues, AIS donations, and volunteer hours.
   • In 2018, $59,777 was spent on AIS activities.
          $38,855 was paid with grants
          $20,921 was paid by RLPOA.

In 2018, we collected $19,532 in AIS donations. So far this year, we have collected $14,760 in donations and $16,675 in a special collection for Hinton Bay.

As the year draws to a close, please consider becoming a member (if you are not already) and making an AIS donations, so our lakes can be beautiful and healthy for years to come.