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

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

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Fall Clean Up for Water Quality

What – Volunteers needed for Fall Cleanup – Saturday, Oct.27 from 9 – 11 a.m.

leaf cleanupJoin the Chisago Lakes Coalition of Lake Associations in cleaning up the local area DNR Boat Launches by removing leaf debris and garbage from the following sites:   Green Lake, Little Green , Chisago Lake, Kroon Lake, North Center Lake and South Center Lake.

Why – Fight Water Pollution Near Your Home

Phosphorus is a major source of water pollution that causes excessive growth of algae. Surfaces, such as city streets and parking lots, provide a pathway for phosphorus to get into our local lakes. Phosphorus on streets comes from decaying organic matter such as leaves, branches and loose dirt.

Bring work gloves and rakes if you have them. All leaves raked will be bagged and brought to the area compost site by the Lake Association Volunteers. Event is canceled in case of rain.

Further questions? Contact Mary Kay Ripp at 651-257-8020