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The Bald Eagle Area Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.  We are dedicated to building and educating a community of homeowners, partners and ecological experts. All will work collaboratively to enhance the lake’s natural beauty by preserving and protecting its water quality, so that current and future generations can experience and enjoy all that Bald Eagle Lake has to offer.

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Important update: heavy weed growth to be surveyed

June 25th, 2024 Update

As a follow up from our previous message regarding Bald Eagle Lake weeds: yesterday we received our permit from the DNR to treat the Eurasian Water Milfoil.

Lake Restoration will be conducting this treatment next Monday or Tuesday, depending on weather and wind.

– NO restrictions on swimming in the treated areas;
– NO restrictions on fish consumption taken from the treated areas.

A few restrictions to consider:
– restrictions will be in place for use of water from treated area for drinking or any other domestic purpose
– restrictions will be in place for using water from treated area for irrigation purposes

Temporary buoys will mark the treated areas.

Enjoy the lake!

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June 18, 2024 Update

Many of us have noticed the amount of weeds in Bald Eagle Lake lately. An early Spring assessment of the weeds conducted by Rice Creek Watershed District (RCWD) identified treatment areas for Curly Leaf Pond Weed. A plan was developed, a permit was applied for and issued and on April 10 of this year 37.4 acres on Bald Eagle were treated.

Lately, another invasive plant has begun to emerge, Eurasian Water Milfoil. We have reached out to Steve McComas to help identify, develop a plan in compliance with DNR regulations, and apply for apermit for treatment. We are hoping the process will move quickly and the treatment will take place in early July.

At our most recent meeting the BEAA board of directors authorized necessary spending for this anticipated treatment.

In Minnesota, we experienced a mild winter 2023-2024, with limited snow cover and an early ice-out. This allowed for sunlight to reach the weeds and give them an early start. If there is any good news, generally thick concentrations of native weeds tend to limit non-native weed growth While sometimes a nuisance to swimmers and boaters, native weeds help keep the lake healthy.

We will keep you posted on the upcoming treatment.

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