By Robert Gisvold, President
Your 2019/2020 membership dues expired on July 31 of this year. We sincerely hope that you will renew your membership for the coming fiscal year 2020/21. Annual dues remain the same: $30 for a family, $50 for a business, and $100 as a sponsor. Your financial support and volunteer efforts allow the Leech Lake to continue its work in providing a healthy lake for this and future generations.
Those of you who have been members for many years know the challenges that Leech Lake has faced in the past: the collapse of the walleye fishery, the cormorant invasion that contributed to the decline of the walleye fishery, the pressures of unsustainable development.. The Leech Lake Association has long been on the front lines for all of these issues, supported entirely by volunteers and Association dues and contributions. One of the newest unknowns is the arrival in the lake of zebra mussels. Towards this end, we are on our 3rd summer of collecting water samples to determine the effect of these new arrivals on algal populations which represent the bottom of the food chain and are critical to the health of fish populations.
Some of our ongoing efforts are cited below:
We sincerely hope at this time that you will renew your Leech Lake Association membership. To do so, fill out and mail in the Membership Form. We need your help -- now more than ever. Despite the pandemic, we are continuing to work on your behalf.