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  • 12/09/2021 5:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    You can watch the Wisconsin Lakes Association Annual Meeting on their YouTube channel: 

    Executive Director Mike Engleson and colleagues presented an impressive summary of their ADVOCACY and EDUCATION work.  The partnership with the DNR and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point ("Extension Lakes") is working on behalf of all lakes and lake associations.  Their annual conference (April 6-8 in Stevens Point) will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual.  For more information go to

    Wisconsin Lakes is the sponsor of the "Lake Leaders Institute" in which several SCLA board members have participated, including our current president, Larry Keller and AIS Committee Chair, Ray Langer.  

  • 11/28/2021 1:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It is time to renew your SCLA Membership.  Please help us cover the annual cost of preserving and protecting the Spider Chain of Lakes by renewing at the Bass Fish Tier or above.  Why?  Because the annual cost of our mission activities is over $250 per member.   As of Nov. 28th, 55% of SCLA members have renewed at a Fish Tier.  We need all members to renew at a Fish Tier!

    Membership for 2022 must be completed by Dec. 31, 2021.  

    There are two ways to renew:

    (1) Download the 2022 Member Renewal Form and send with a check to SCLA, PO Box 1082, Hayward, WI 54843, or

    (2) Go to the RENEW page on this website and follow instructions.  

    AND!  We have not yet met our fundraising goal so your gifts are still needed for the endowment and emergency reserve.  Go to the DONATE page to donate online or send a check to SCLA, PO Box 1082, Hayward, WI  54843.

    If you have already contributed in 2021, THANK YOU!

  • 11/01/2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SCLA president Larry Keller announced the first ever Spider Chain of Lakes Comprehensive Lake Management Plan (CLMP) in an email to SCLA members on Nov. 1st.  The plan has a 10-year horizon and addresses lake water quality, habitat, aquatic invasive species prevention, and the social framework to support the long-term health of the lakes.  The Spider Chain of Lakes includes Clear Lake, Fawn Lake, North Lake and Big and Little Spider Lake in Sawyer County.  The plan will be implemented from 2022 through 2032.  Larry sent an email to SCLA members to announce the completion of the draft available for public comment until November 30, 2021.

    With this CLMP, SCLA joins a growing list of Wisconsin lake associations and lake districts that are planning for the future in cooperation with the Wisconsin DNR and local agencies such as its partners in Sawyer County.

    A copy of the plan is available on this website, along with additional information on the background and funding.  For more information on how SCLA protects the Spider Chain of Lakes go to the Lake Management tab on this website.

    Comments will be accepted through November 30, 2021.  Please send comments via mail or e-mail to:

    Harmony Environmental, 516 Keller Ave S, Amery, WI  54001 (

  • 09/10/2021 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SCLA members are mourning the loss of longtime resident John Seeger.  John and his family have spent time on Spider Chain of Lakes since the 1940’s.  John and his family included SCLA in their suggestion for memorials in John’s name.  You can send your memorial to SCLA, P.O. Box 1082, Hayward, WI 54843.  Or click the "DONATE" button on top of the home page to contribute via Pay Pal on this website, and check the "Memorial" box and add John's name. 

  • 06/03/2021 2:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • 05/28/2021 10:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In spring 2020, the Association was awarded a $21,500 DNR grant to develop a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan to address water quality, aquatic plant management, lake habitat, and other management and social considerations for the long-term health of the Spider Chain of Lakes.  The study reports are now available, and the SCLA Board is reviewing and planning the next steps.  The reports are below:  

    CLMP Survey Report_Final Draft_20201002_reduced (1).pdf

    Spider Chain of Lakes Nutrient Analysis-Final Draft.pdf

    Spider Chain Shoreland and Shallows Survey-Draft.pdf

  • 05/09/2021 10:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For more details and to record your catch, check out  the WEBSITE!

  • 05/09/2021 10:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    You can find the order form by clicking on the link below:

    2021 plant order form.pdf

    Please email to  Katie Keller at,  or mail to SCLA at PO Box 1369, Hayward 54843. You can also contact Katie at (651) 343-8448 with any questions or to find out how to help protect our shorelines.

    Orders MUST BE RECEIVED by Monday,   June 7.

  • 10/11/2020 7:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It's that time of year.......

    As you know, SCLA's  by-laws define our Membership Year to run from Jan 1 to Dec 31.  So dues for 2021 should be paid on or before December 31, 2020. Your dues must be current in order to be a voting member of SCLA.

    Please consider renewing at a FISH TIER level to supplement our Operating Budget.  We hope we can count on your continued support!  

    Click HERE to find a copy of the 2021 Membership Renewal Form.  Thank You!

Spider Chain of Lakes Association
PO Box 1082 • Hayward, WI 54843

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