Annual Meeting - Saturday, August 8, 2020
Lions Club Picnic Shelter by north shore boat launch | 9:00 am
The annual meeting of the general membership is usually the first item of the association’s calendar, but with all the unknowns due to the spread of the Coronavirus, we have reschedule the meeting at an outdoor venue in early August. The meeting will be from 9 to 11 am on Saturday , August 8th, at the Lions Club Picnic shelter in the city park adjacent to the the north shore boat launch. There are plenty of picnic tables to spread out on, or you can bring your own chair to sit. Refreshments will not be served this year, so BYO beverage and snacks. This event will be rain or shine, so be prepared for Wisconsin weather du jour.
4th of July Boat Parade & Picnic - Saturday, July 4, 2020 (Picnic cancelled this year due to Covid-19 conditions)
Boat Parade 1:00 pm | One lap (clockwise) around the lake beginning and ending from your dock
The Boat Parade begins at 1:00 pm from everyone's individual dock and goes clockwise around the lake one lap. Click here for complete details on parade details, raffles, decorated watercraft contest and prizes.
(Due to Covid-19 concerns, the LMA picnic has been cancelled this year)
Kentuck Days - Saturday, July 25, 2020
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 booth at Kentuck Days on the Forest County Courthouse Square. Kentuck Days begins at 10:00 am and runs to 3:00 pm. Please contact Deb Gauerke firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Art in the Square Booths - September 19, 2020
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 at Art in the Square on the Forest County Courthouse Square. Art in the Square begins at 10:00 am and runs to 4:00 pm. Please contact Deb Gauerke email@example.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!
WEEDS ’n' WALLEYES Banquet - Saturday, October 3, 2020
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. Contact Gary and Chris Mueller at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715.478.2049 for more information. Bbanquet tickets are available at all Lake Metonga Association events.
Lake Management Study
This is a new program that began in 2018 with financial grant assistance from the DNR. With the help of our lake consult, Onterra, LLC, the LMA undertook a thorough and comprehensive study of Lake Metonga including mapping of aquatic plants, water quality studies, shoreland conditions and habitat, watershed impacts, etc. The results of this study are helping determine future priorities for lake improvement efforts.
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.
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. The association is currently in the process of soliciting survey information from Lake Metonga property stakeholders as valued input for the development of a ten year lake management plan.
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.