What’s Happening …

Ice-Out Clean Up

Our annual Ice-Out Clean Up is Sunday, March 1st at the DNR Boat Launch in Chisago City. All CLLA members are invited to meet at the launch at Noon to hand out garbage bags, remind people to tidy-up, and help clean up. Around 2pm we’ll be finished up and head over to the Uncommon Loon. Come lend a hand!

Dress for the weather and bring your snowmobile, ATV or a vehicle with a trailer. It is also helpful to bring an ice pick, shovel, and/or a 5-gallon bucket. Let’s keep the trash from getting into our lakes!

Ice-Out Clean Up Crew

Upcoming CLLA Quarterly Meeting

The next Chisago-Lindstrom Lakes Association meeting will be held at the clubhouse at the Eagle Ridge Development. It is located at 11104 Eagle Ridge Court in Chisago City. Meeting starts at 6:30 and we’ll have you out by 8:00 p.m.

The agenda for the meeting can be found below along with the unofficial minutes from our last meeting. Hope to see you there!

Upcoming CLLA Meeting

Want to find out how the Phragmites Project is progressing? Interested in what’s happening on South/North Lindstrom, Chisago or Kroon Lakes? Want to get more involved in protecting our waters?

Join us on Tuesday, November 5th from 6:30 -8:00 p.m. at the Eagle Ridge Lodge located at 11104 Eagle Ridge Court in Chisago City. The agenda for the night is linked here:

Phragmites Treatment

The Chisago Lakes Phragmites Eradication Project reached a milestone last week, with the commencement of Non-native Phragmites treatment on North and South Center Lakes.

Lakes Management Inc. is spraying Imazapyr, which is a non-selective herbicide used to control emergent aquatic weeds like Phragmites australis . They are following the recommended protocol set up by the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC) and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

North Center treatment of the shoreline by the Government Center in Center City.

Treatment of Chisago Lake, North and South Lindstrom Lake stands happened today. Lakes Management and a team of volunteers will go back out in two weeks to assess the effectiveness of the treatment. If needed the Non-native Phragmites stands will be retreated. This winter lake association volunteers will cut or burn the dead stands.

South Lindstrom shoreline being treated.

We anticipate this project to be ongoing until we successfully eradicate this menace weed from our shorelines. Please continue to inspect your property and report any phragmites present using our contact form. We will be happy to come out and inspect your shoreline!

Labor Day Paddle

The Chisago-Lindstrom Lakes Association is sponsoring an Impromptu Paddle on Labor Day – Monday, September 2, 2019 from 10:20 am to approximately 12:30 pm.

Labor Day Paddle Route

Leaving Chisago City’s Paradise Park at 10:20 am, paddling to Lindstrom’s Beach Park arriving around 11:00 am. Paddling thru the “North Passage”  and ending at Center City’s downtown docks around  12:00~12:30 p.m.

Optional lunch afterwards (at your own expense on the Grumpy Minnow’s patio).
Captain Swan has kayaks available for rentals, if you need one. He can be reached at https://www.captainshawnsrental.com/ or call him at 651-769-3343.

Volunteers need to Reforest Allemansrätt Park

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, September 14 from 9:00 am – 1:00 p.m. to plant trees in the Allemansrätt Wilderness Park in Lindström, MN

Allemansrätt Wilderness Park is home to high quality oak forest, wetlands, lake-shore, diverse wildlife, unique glacial geology, and several miles of hiking trails. Come help improve this local gem of a park!

Some considerations:

  • Open to all ages (Family Friendly), children under 12 must be supervised
  • Difficulty level of restoration task: Easy to Moderate (Depends on work unit)
  • Terrain: Mostly flat
  • Hike to Site: 1/4 – 1/2 a mile walk to site
  • We supply: Tools and equipment (gloves, shovels, safety glasses, etc.), drinking water, and all training
  • This event will occur rain or shine
  • Light breakfast, snacks, and lunch provided

Register at: https://www.greatrivergreening.org/events/allemansratt-tree-planting/

The last Full Moon Summer Flotillas

Mark your calendars for the last of the CLLA Full Moon Summer Flotillas starting at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16th off Paradise Park on Chisago Lake. What a relaxing way to wind down from all the work-week stresses. So grab your friends, snacks, beverages and of course your buoys and enjoy the summer night in good company.

The event will be canceled in case of inclement weather.

Phragmites Eradication Project Video

If you couldn’t attend the Eradicating Phragmites Meeting, Cable Television Public Access Channel 10, Cable Commissioner, Jack Doepke filmed the meeting. You can watch the video at:


Letters were sent out to landowners that have invasive Phragmites with an option to opt-out of the free treatment. Written notice must be received by August 15th. See the Phragmites Eradication Project tab on our website for the opt-out form.


Please contact your local lake association if you have any questions.