News and Events
Gull Chain of Lakes Association Access Site Monitoring 2020
During the 2020 high water use season, PLM Lake and Land Management Corp. conducted two surveys of public and private boat access sites and high use areas for the Gull Chain of Lakes Association. Sample dates include June 30th and September 1st 2020. With the threat of Aquatic Invasive Species throughout the state of Minnesota, these surveys are intended to search areas where the highest likelihood of newly discovered AIS may be found. Additionally, an inventory of all species within the designated search areas are recorded. The following table shows the species observed and their occurrence.
Click here to read the entire report.
Retiring Board Members
Rosemary Goff served as Secretary/ Treasurer to GCOLA
for 18 years. Her knowledge and experience on our board
has been invaluable. She has represented GCOLA as the
“go to person” for advice, contact information, and any
questions related to our lake association. Thank you
Rosemary for the countless hours you’ve worked on
behalf of GCOLA!
John Ingleman served as a GCOLA board member for almost
nine years. He was the Communications Chair while working
on the Finance/Audit and Nominations Committees. He also
was our Gala Chair in 2019. John is a respected leader and we
were fortunate to have his expertise on our board. John will
be sorely missed but we wish him all the best as he retires
from the board.
Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC)
Every two years, MAISRC conducts a comprehensive Research Needs Assessment that calibrates our compass for future research. By establishing clear priorities in both species and topics, we are then able to map new solutions to Minnesota's aquatic invasive species problems and provide timely and functional findings to a worldwide audience.
Boat wake impacts research study - U of M St. Anthony Falls Laboratory
Recreational boating is a well-established and well-loved activity in Minnesota. As
the popularity of boating continues to grow and the size and power of recreational
watercraft increases, how will our lakes and shorelines respond?
The University of Minnesota's St. Anthony Falls Laboratory is launching a new
research initiative that looks to measure the height and energy of waves and depth
and force of propeller wash generated by wake boats and other large watercraft to
better understand and quantify their impacts on lake bottoms and shorelines.This
information can help build understanding on how best to manage and protect our
lakes for future generations.
Click here to read the details
Click here to see how to donate to this crowd-funded effort
Click here to see the current fundraising status
2019 Citizen Lake and Stream Monitoring Program data
To access your 2019 data, go to the Citizen Monitoring Program Individual Site Report website. From there you can navigate to your data in one of two ways:
1. Use the map tab to navigate to the monitoring site on your lake or stream. Click on the black triangle next to the lake ID or the black circle next to the stream ID. In the box that appears, click on "Citizen Monitoring Report" . Your report will open in a new tab.
2. Use the text tab to enter your monitoring site number (i.e. 01-0001-00-101 for lakes or S001-101 for streams) in the very bottom box titled "Citizen Monitoring Site or Lake ID number." A new page will open with the name of your lake or stream and the monitoring site number you entered. Click on the monitoring site number and your report will open in a new tab.
If you have any questions regarding your report, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com for the Citizen Lake Monitoring Program and firstname.lastname@example.org for the Citizen Stream Monitoring Program.