HOW SCLA SERVES THE LAKE AND OUR COMMUNITY

The most significant impact that SCLA makes is in its work to prevent aquatic invasive species (AIS) from entering the Spider Chain of Lakes.  We are surrounded by lakes that are increasingly infested with more aggressive forms of AIS, including the recently discovered and dramatically expanding "Hybrid Eurasian Watermilfoil (HEWM)" on Lost Land Lake.  HEWM is a more aggressive, faster growing form of Eurasian Watermilfoil that has adapted to our northern climate.  SCLA pays for boat inspectors who are trained to inspect watercraft for AIS including HEWM before boats enter Spider Lake and after they exit the lake at the two public boat launches.  Boat inspectors are our single largest expenditure (approximately $30,000).  Other activities that we fund and volunteer our time for include:

WRITING DNR GRANT APPLICATIONS to help fund mission projects including water quality testing, point intercept studies and AIS prevention and education

ORGANIZING & TRAINING 30+ LAKE MONITOR VOLUNTEERS to regularly check for AIS around the ENTIRE shoreline

TREATING AIS: Curly Leaf Pondweed and Purple Loosestrife, and advising members on how to manage other invasives such as Yellow Flag Iris

SPONSORING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS such as S.L.E.E.K. (Spider Lake Environmental Education for Kids) 

WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE TOWN OF SPIDER LAKE on issues of common concern

PUBLISHING and DISTRIBUTING "SpiderLines" newsletter to strengthen and inform our lake community

MANAGING THE SCLA Website and FaceBook pages to help inform and manage activities and events

HOSTING ANNUAL 4th of July BOAT PARADE and Picnic

MONITORING HEALTH OF WATER & WILDLIFE

MAINTAINING HIGH QUALITY GOVERNANCE & FINANCIAL CONTROLS 

ATTRACTING & ENGAGING HIGH QUALITY BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS with expertise in education, finance, legal, and investment management of charitable organizations



Spider Chain of Lakes Association
PO Box 1082 • Hayward, WI 54843
spiderchainoflakes@gmail.com


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