May 1, 2011
On May 1 – Ten Mile is almost 4 inches (3.984”) higher than average and almost 4 inches (3.84”) higher than it was on November 1st last fall.
Got lots of treasures (junk) you want to sell?
Announcing plans for a Ten Mile Lake Community Garage Sale “Crawl”
July 8-9, 2011
Contribute $5 towards advertising and flyers.
Interested? Let me know and we’ll make arrangements.
To participate, please send $5.00 to:
email@example.com or (303) 570-8755
Introduction to the TMLA's Star Lakes Application, by Bob Rydell, TMLA Healthy Lakes Committee:
The Healthy Lakes Committee of TMLA has submitted to Minnesota's Star Lakes Board an application to be recognized as a "Star Lake" under Minnesota Statute 103B.701 2008. The State Statute has certain eligibility requirements of the applying lake association such as having a current lake management plan and participation in the Pollution Control Agency's water quality monitoring program. Also, there are ten issues upon which the Star Lakes Board will judge the Association's plan as part of the application. The issues are stated, as are our responses, in the application posted here. Upon successful attainment of a Star Lakes designation, "State agencies may consider this in determining the allocation of financial and staff resources". Translated, that means that there may be state funds available to the TMLA for certain projects. Our application includes our Long Range Management Plan and the 2010-2012 Lake Management plan, which you can see on the Ten Mile Lake Web site also.
Updated to Final Version - 5/5/2011
April 21, 2011:
To: Ten Mile Lake Association Members
From: Bruce Carlson and Jay Cline
RE: Upcoming meeting: “Cabin Succession Planning” sponsored by TMLA and Leech Lake Watershed
Spring Greetings to all of our Ten Mile Lake Friends.
Bruce and Jay have been working with Leech Lake Watershed to sponsor a Cabin Succession Planning workshop on August 19, 2011 at the Walker Community Center. The meeting will start at 10AM and will be offered free to TMLA association members. We are anticipating this workshop to be a “sell out”. Since this is a co-sponsored event we only have a limited number of seats (approximately 100) available to us, we are asking for you to sign up now to reserve a spot. The speaker for this event is Margaret Cronin who is an estate planner.
Topics covered at this event will include:
The TMLA is committed to helping keep Aquatic Invaders out of Ten Mile Lake. Everyone needs to help! Keep your eyes open for invaders and if you notice something unusual let me know? Other states, including Idaho, have effective programs in place and are already finding boats carrying zebra mussels. Minnesota's rivers are open, and the lake ice is darkening. There has been a lot of talk of decontamination. We are recommending that TMLA work with local MDNR / US Fish and Wildlife standards in carrying out AIS control. Please watch the U-Tube video to see what it takes to effectively decontaminates boats: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9l95EeWTl4
We have been told that for the summer, 2011 the Department of Environmental Services of Cass County will have funds to support a summer intern to analyze data resulting from septic system inspections around Ten Mile Lake over the past several years. The aim is to determine the efficacy of the present system of inspections and to use the data to formulate future policy and practice. Other environmentally-related projects are also possible. For a college student, this could be a good way to stay at the lake this summer and also earn some money in a job that would be of direct benefit to the lake.
If you are interested, please contact John Ringle, Director of Environmental Services, Cass County for further information. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org, and his phone number is 218-547-7241.
The TMLA has recently been informed that an application to the Clean Water
Legacy Fund for the support of shoreline improvement and restoration was
approved for an amount of $40,000-50,000. This application was submitted through
Cass County Environmental Services, and this agency will handle the actual
management of the grant. This request was first submitted (and not funded) in
2009, but a new request in 2010 was funded. This grant covers 75% of costs for
shoreline improvement/restoration projects on Ten Mile. The remaining 25% is a
matching contribution that could be made in the form of either money or sweat
In response to a mailing in 2009, a group of over 40 Ten Mile cabin-owners
expressed an interest in shoreline projects. These individuals have already been
informed of this grant, and a number of them have signed up for shoreline
improvement projects on their property. From what I understand, there are other
sources of funding for shoreline restoration projects in the event that all of
the funds of our Ten Mile-specific grant are spoken for. Some of these may have
different matching requirements.
If you are interested in exploring the option of improving your shoreline,
please contact Kelly Condiff at Cass County Environmental Services (Phone:
218-547-7246, e-mail - KellyCondiff@yahoo.com). Kelly has already met with a
number of Ten Mile folks, and he will come to your place to evaluate the
situation and suggest what could be done. He is extremely knowledgeable,
communicates well, and uses a very common sense approach to shoreline
improvement. He does much of the actual work himself.
Ten Mile has been identified by various state agencies as a high priority
lake for preservation in its natural state, and this grant is a reflection of
the support that is building. A great deal of the state’s interest is due to the
involvement of Ten Mile cabin owners and the TMLA in efforts to monitor and
preserve the lake. The active involvement of cabin owners in shoreline
restoration is another reflection of our interest in preserving the unique
character of our lake.
Please contact me (email@example.com) if you have any questions.