Lake Metonga, Fun for the Whole Family … for Generations to Come!

Activities

Annual Meeting -Saturday, June 30, 2018

Crandon H.S. Auditorium | Open House 8:00 am, Meeting 9:00 am

The annual meeting of the general membership is usually the first item of the association’s calendar. This year’s meeting will also kick off the 4th of July holiday weekend. The meeting is held at the Crandon High School Auditorium, starting at 9:00 am. And don’t worry, we keep the business and information meeting short (about 2 hours) and on task — with lake condition status/updates, issues requiring a vote of the membership, business reports, etc. — so everyone can get back to enjoying their holiday weekend! But, be sure and come early to catch the open house preceding the meeting when doors open at 8:00 am, where you can update your membership, buy banquet tickets, raffle tickets,  association apparel…and get reacquainted with your lake neighbors over cookies and coffee.

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4th of July Boat Parade & Picnic -Sunday, July 1, 2018

Charlie’s Lake Metonga Resort | Boat Parade 1:00 pm, Picnic 2:00 pm

The annual boat parade begins at 1:00 pm in front of Charlie’s Lake Metonga Resort (formerly Beachside). There are no special theme requirements, just show your creativity and have fun — all boats, pontoons, jet skis welcome. The parade takes about 1 hour to travel the shoreline around the lake and return to Charlie’s just in time for the start of the picnic at 2:00 pm. All members, friends of the association and the general public are encouraged to attend and enjoy the day with food, friends and fun. We encourage you to volunteer to help with set-up and tear-down and some other activities. For more information, contact Gary Goeman  garygoeman@hotmail.com 414-940-8873

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Kentuck Days -Saturday, July 28

Forest County Courthouse Square | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

We have a great cross-section of friends and neighbors on the lake, and it is nice to have the opportunity to “just hang out together, so feel free to do so at the Lake Metonga Association booth at Kentuck Days on the Forest County Courthouse Square. Kentuck Days begins at 10:00 am and runs to 4:00 pm. Please contact Deb Gauerke d_gauerke@yahoo.com 715.574.9100 to volunteer with 1 or 2 hours of your time to help set-up, tear-down or be a greeter in the booth. The Association needs your volunteer assistance!

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Art in the Square Booths -September 15, 2018

Forest County Courthouse Square | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

We have a great cross-section of friends and neighbors on the lake, and it is nice to have the opportunity to “just hang out together, so feel free to do so at the Lake Metonga Association at Art in the Square on the Forest County Courthouse Square. Art in the Square begins at 10:00 am and runs to 3:00 pm. Please contact Deb Gauerke d_gauerke@yahoo.com 715.574.9100 to volunteer with 1 or 2 hours of your time to help set-up, tear-down or be a greeter in the booth. The Association needs your volunteer assistance!

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WEEDS ’n' WALLEYES Banquet -Saturday, October 13, 2018

Mole Lake Casino Convention Center | Doors open at 5:00 pm

The WEEDS”n” WALLEYES Banquet is our one really big “fun”raising event of the year. With hundreds and hundreds of raffle prizes and auction items to bid on, just about no one leaves empty handed and everyone has a great time. The event is hosted and catered at the Mole Lake Convention Center. Seating is limited so be sure and get your tickets early. Plus, Early Bird special packages are available before the event with bonus value added in. Call gary and Chris Mueller mueller@newnorth.net  715.478.2049 for more information. Early Bird Specials and regular banquet tickets are available at all Lake Metonga Association events.

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Lake Management Study

This is a new program beginning in 2018 with financial grant assistance from the DNR. With the help of our lake consult, Onterra, LLC, the LMA will be undertaking a thorough and comprehensive study of Lake Metonga including mapping of aquatic plants, water quality studies, shoreland conditions and habitat, watershed impacts, etc. More information on this will be made available at the annual meeting. We will be needing volunteers to participate in collecting data for this, so please join in to make this study a success. The results of this study will help determine future priorities for lake improvement efforts, so quality results is critical! Please get involved with this large scale project. For more information, please attend the annual meeting or contact Gary Mueller grmueller1942@gmail.com  715.478.2049 for more information.

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Clean Boats - Clean Waters Program

The Lake Metonga Association has CB-CW staff at both boat launches during busy summer hours to assist watercraft inspections entering and leaving Lake Metonga. Please be sure that your boat trailer, bilge and live wells are clean of any milfoil or other invasives before entering and when leaving the lake. Review the invasive species section of our website for specific information on the invasives found in Lake Metonga.

The association administers the CB-CW program with generous grant funding from the WDNR and the Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa Community.

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Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) Treatment

For a number of years, the Lake Association, with financial grant assistance from the WDNR, has performed annual spot treatment of targeted EWM areas of the lake. These areas have typically focused on public access areas such as boat launches and swimming areas where safety is of greatest concern. As of 2018, the Wisconsin DNR has suspended use of chemical treatment for control of EWM in northern Wisconsin lakes. The completion of a lake management plan will be required, if and when treatment is resumed.

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Ongoing Community Information/Education

The Lake Metonga Association provides information to the community regarding the well-being of Lake Metonga at our annual meeting, via a quarterly newsletter, our website, and information booths at community events.