MARCH 2015 – LMLA - President’s Message
Update from the Little Muskego Lake Association
Greetings and Happy 2015!!!
Hopefully the snow and ice keep melting away. As of early March, there was approximately two (2) feet of ice on Little Muskego Lake (LML).
A very important item is the invasion of a Starry Stonewort Algae (SSW) detected in LML. Several of us have been on the ice with several Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) representatives and other aquatic biologists/specialists to determine this negative impact to LML. Long story short, LML is the 1st Lake in Wisconsin to have this Algae present. Other States known to contain this Algae, are Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and New York. We (LMLA) are pro-actively working with the LMLD, WDNR, and the City of Muskego to find solutions/removal of the SSW Algae and to hopefully prevent this Algae spreading to other Wisconsin Lakes. As best as the WDNR has determined, this SSW Algae is located by the Hillview Dr. boat launch area on the west side of LML.
Additionally, we (LMLA) have our annual membership meeting scheduled for April 15th (tax day) at the Muskego – Moose Lodge commencing at 7:00 pm. We will have WDNR representatives present to us the “action plans/removal options” of this SSW Algae. Other LML project activities, Executive Board elections, etc. will also be discussed. Please plan to join us at our LMLA April 15th membership meeting. We will also have complimentary appetizers and refreshments for the attendees.
See you on the evening of April 15th at the Muskego Moose Lodge.
Ken Fries – LMLA - President