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Attention Shoreline Property Owners

Would you like some answers on how to restore your shoreland, add buffer zones, and reduce fertilizers and phosphorus from going into your lakes? Cost sharing opportunities may be available for you through the Crow Wing Soil and Water to do a buffer project. A buffer project is an area of land next to the lake that is cleared of existing weeds and grasses. Native wildflowers and grasses that help the pollinators and butterflies are then planted. This buffer acts to filter the water running off the lawns to reduce the amount of fertilizers, pesticides and soil running off into our lakes.

Kristie Roedl, the WAPOA Shoreland Management Director will be holding a ZOOM meeting for the public on June 13th starting at 10:00 am. Local vendors will be available to discuss their shoreland restoration ideas. Property owners that completed projects last year will be available to review their projects and answer questions you might have. The goal of the open house is to educate people on how they can purchase their own soil erosion blanket, plant native flowers and help improve water quality.

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DNR to phase reopening of its campgrounds in June

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will reopen its campgrounds at state parks, state forests and recreation areas in a phased approach beginning June 1. Gov. Tim Walz announced that public and private campgrounds may reopen beginning June 1, if they create a Preparedness Plan and follow State of Minnesota campground guidelines.

“We look forward to welcoming overnight visitors back to DNRmanaged camping and lodging facilities in June,” said DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen. “Our staff are already out conducting assessments of campsite conditions and preparing to receive visitors. We will open as much as we can on June 1, but this will be a phased process based on staffing and safety considerations.”

State parks and recreation areas are like small cities that need to have all of their infrastructure restarted in order to reopen. This includes water, sewer, power, roads, trails and buildings.

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Area Golf League Results

Crosswoods Men’s Golf League
Tuesday League 5/19/2020
Game of the Day: 3 Best Balls of 4

59 Members were in attendance

First Place Team – Sunrise Dale Federer, Bob Johnson Chuck Hamilton, Al Olsen
Second Place Team – Sunrise Dick Sletten, Steve Dahms Jim Ritter, Tony Coffey

First Place Team – High Noon Steve Laak, Gary Villella Dale Stevens, Jack Krasky
Second Place Team – Sunrise Jim Fraser, Jerry Graham Bill Herrick, Jim Mateyka

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