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Survey and Treatment

PLM conducted their early season AVAS survey on Friday, May 24, and the areas on the map have been identified as needing treatment, and PLM will be conducting this on Thursday, May 30 (weather permitting). Overall, the lake is in pretty good shape, especially considering the two consecutive mild winters. There are some areas of invasive milfoil and curlyleaf pondweed that require treatment.

Red Areas: Mixed milfoil and curlyleaf pondweed requiring treatment using ProcellaCOR/Diquat combination

Yellow Fenner’s Ditch Area: Only area needing algae control as well as some invasive plant treatment

Green Area: Sparse milfoil that will not be treated at this time, but will be watched for potential treatment in the future if it becomes worse.

Phoslock Treatment: The first of 3 Phoslock treatments will also be performed. This includes the Fenner’s Ditch area, as well as the 3 deep holes in the lake.

2024 Lake Treatment Notice

All residents should have received a mailing with the treatment notice for this year, and one is attached in this post. This gives the chemicals that could be used to treat invasive plants and algae. This also gives approximate treatment dates, which are weather dependent, and on the day of treatment, notices will be posted on lakefronts which had treatment, giving details of which chemicals were used, and any use restrictions.

Keep Leaves Out of the Lake

Several of our neighbors on the lake have contacted the BLLB with concerns over leaves being blown into Bear Lake with all the fall cleanup going on.  Please note, disposing of leaves or grass clippings in our lake is bad for the water which we are all working so hard to improve.  It is also illegal and is the same as going out into state land and dumping your garbage.

The BLLB is not an enforcement agency, but we do want to educate people on good lake management practices.  Attached is a flyer from the DEQ (now EGLE) on this subject, as well as a document from our Lake Management provider (PLM) on things we all can do to protect and improve the quality of our lake.

Please do not blow your leaves into the lake.  We know it is a lot of extra work, especially for those of us who have a steep incline, but it will improve the quality of the lake to properly compost.  Also, be sure to make sure any lawn contractors you have are aware that they should not be blowing leaves into the lake.

Thank you, and every little bit will help improve our water quality!

2022 Newsletter Now Available!

The inaugural BLLB Newsletter is published and has been mailed to all Bear Lake property owners, to the address on file with the County for mailing of taxes and other mailings. You can also click on the image below to open the newsletter or find it in the Documents section of the website.

Signup Form Now Available

Please click the SIGNUP FORM link in the left sidebar to go to our new signup form page. This will add you to our contact list for email updates and allow you to add your mobile phone number to receive treatment texts.