The LSIA will complete another “whole lake” Curly Leaf Pondweed (CLP) treatment in 2014! DNR Permit has been approved, Grant has been awarded! Congratulations to Joe Baker and his team for again making this program possible!
Based on last year’s successful treatment program, the LSIA will complete another "whole lake"Curly Leaf Pondweed (CLP) treatment in 2014!
We are asking for a tax-deductable donation of $100 per lot.
Block Captains will be contacting you in the next few weeks to collect donations, help raise awareness, collect needed signatures, post application notice signs, and promote LSIAmembership/donations.
Working together as an associationon a "whole lake" approach is clearly a more cost effective approach – and is the only long-term solution to controlling CLP, our worst invasive plant species.
Volunteer applied treatment.By self-treating we control timing of the early season, low dose treatment, which helps ensure the most ideal conditions and effectiveness (and we save 50% of thecost vs. hiring a professional treatment company).
Questions? Please Attend the LSIA Spring Member and Nonmember meetingon April 23rd at Detour 19, 6:00pm Social, 7:00pm meeting to learn more. Visit the Lakesarah.com website forfurther updates or call Joe Baker, Water Quality Committee chair at 612.868.8702.On behalf of the LSIA, we thank you for supporting our efforts toward improving Lake Sarah!
We encourage all to visit the CLP Weed Treatment page on this website where the most current and complete information related to our CLP treatment process will be posted.
Burning restrictions to take effect Monday 4/14 in central Minnesota including Hennepin and Wright Counties!
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will place burning restrictions over the central part of the state beginning April 14 because fire danger is expected to rapidly increase as winds pick up and snow continues to melt. These counties will be included in the initial burning restrictions: Anoka, Benton, Chisago, Dakota, Douglas, Hennepin, Isanti, Otter Tail, Pope, Ramsey, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Washington and Wright.
The burning restrictions mean the state will not give out burning permits for burning brush or yard waste. Spring fire restrictions limit open burning until summer green up occurs. Traditionally, most wildfires in Minnesota occur during April and May. More than 95 percent of these fires are caused by human error. “Because of the high fire incidence during this time period, the DNR initiates burning restrictions to coincide with this annual fire season,” said Larry Himanga, DNR wildfire prevention coordinator.
More counties will be added as conditions warrant. The restrictions normally last from four to six weeks until sufficient green vegetative growth occurs. Spring fire restrictions have resulted in a dramatic decrease in both the numbers and sizes of accidental fires, Himanga said.
Campfires are still allowed. Be sure to watch the fire continuously and make sure it is out and cold to the touch before leaving. Fire conditions may change quickly over the next few weeks. For more information and maps, and to check fire conditions, visit www.dnr.state.mn.us/forestry/fire/firerating_restrictions.html.
LSIA MEMBERS - DON'T FORGET TO PAY YOUR 2014 DUES!
The 12th Annual Guess the Lake Sarah Ice Out Contest
Entry period is now closed. Good Luck to everyone who entered!
2014 Official Contest rules and a list of entries can be found on theIce Out Contest page. The 2014 Official Ice Out date is defined as the day Lake Sarah is judged completely free of ice by a consensus of opinions by Mike Peterson, Tim Wuollet, & Brad Spencer. Any ties will be decided by a drawing of correct entries.
The prizes for the 2014 Ice Out Contest winners are:
Adult winner (16 and older) - $100 Gift Certificate to the Ox Yoke Inn courtesy of Jim Coleman.
Youth winner (age 15 and under) -$50 Gift Certificate - Winners choice of retailer, courtesy of the Spencer Family and lakesarah.com.
DNR eagle camera goes live with streaming video from metro nest The MN DNR is now streaming live video of a nesting pair of bald eagles on its website at www.webcams.dnr.state.mn.us/eagle. DNR biologists believe it’s the same pair of birds that used the nest last year, but their eggs failed to hatch, probably because they were laid too early and froze. This year, the birds have laid two eggs in the last five days. “We’re excited they came back, and grateful that they’ve waited until a little later in the season to lay their eggs,” said Lori Naumann, DNR nongame specialist. “With the thaw this week, we’re really hoping the birds will be more successful this year.”
Located in the Twin Cities, the exact location of the nest is being withheld to prevent it from drawing crowds that might disrupt the eagles. In addition to live video on the DNR’s website, information on the eagles’ activities will be regularly updated on the nongame wildlife program’s Facebook page. People also can subscribe to the DNR’s Twitter feed for regular updates. If people would like regular updates to their in-box, they can sign up for eagle cam email updates. The eagle camera was paid for by DNR’s nongame wildlife program, which is largely funded by donations, especially those made when Minnesotans file their state income taxes. Line 21 of the
Minnesota income tax form, marked with a drawing of a loon, gives taxpayers the option to donate to the program, a feature often referred to as the “chickadee check-off.” The nongame wildlife program works to protect, maintain, enhance, and restore native nongame wildlife resources, helping more than 700 species of Minnesota wildlife thrive.
2nd Annual Lake Sarah WINTERFEST
Saturday February 22, 2014
Cooler temps, bad roads and huge snow drifts couldn't keep folks from enjoying the day - Brent reports approximately 110 people attended throughout the day.
Youth Hockey: Ice Doggs (Lake members: Brayton Foster and team)
Adult Hockey: D W/O C (Danglers Without a Cause) – 2-time winners (Immy Johnson, Myers Brothers and James Sprengler)
Thank you to the Fosters and all their friends who hosted this fun winter event!
More interesting advertising ephemera from Lake Sarah's past recently found!
This colorful, and slightly bawdy, advertising matchbook cover is from the Shady Beach Inn during the period that it was owned by Milton (Mac) and Dorothy Makousky probably in the late 1950's. (click on image to view larger)
If you have any interesting advertising or postcards from lake Sarah's resort heydays that you'd be willing to share please contact or send an email to this website!
Many of the questions emailed to this site regard illegal or inconsiderate snowmobile, atv, boat or pwc operation or fishing/hunting violation questions. To report illegal vehicular activity you should contactHennepin County Sheriff Water Patrol (612)596-9880, or West Hennepin Public Safety (763)479-0500, The Water Patrol will not issue a citation for offenses they do not witness. They may issue a citation if the witness agrees sign the complaint (much like a citizens arrest). If you plan on filing charges against an individual you should make note of the date, time, vehicle description and license number, identity or good description of the operator. A side note; If the offender wishes to appear in court you may be required to appear as witness / accuser. To report hunting or fishing violations call DNR area Conservation Officer Tony Salzer at (651) 773-5514, DNR Enforcement (651)296-6157, ororTIP (turn in poachers) toll free hotline 800-652-9093.Click the blue text for a copy of the 2013-14 Minnesota Snowmobile Regs , Personal Watercraft Regs , 2013 MN Boating Guide , ATV/OHV Regs, or the 2013 MN Fishing Regulations , in Adobe Acrobat Reader format (.pdf).
Lake Sarah (MN DNR #27-0191) is located in sections 1 and 2, township 118, range 24; and in sections 34 and 35, township 119, range 24, Hennepin County, Minnesota. GPS 45°4'19"N 93°41'24"W surrounded by the Minnesota cities of Independence, Greenfield, Loretto, Medina, and Rockford. Click here to view a Google hybrid map of lake Sarah. Suggestions for content and services to be provided by this site are always welcome!E-mail this websitewith your feedback, suggestions, comments or ideas.