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Text Box: Birch Island Lake Association
PO Box 217
Webster, WI 54893
Website: www.birchislanklake.com


Greetings from your Birch Island Lake Association Board of Directors.

 
It’s been a very unusual year for our lake association as well as our whole world.  A pandemic has made life interesting and challenging for most of us.  We could not hold our spring meeting in May and held our fall meeting outdoors!  Our normal summer socializing with friends and neighbors at the lake was done in a “social distancing” manner, if it happened at all.  In spite of the challenges BILA has been active and continues to keep the quality of Birch Island Lake as our primary focus.   Some examples are:
 
·         BILA membership voted not to support Voyager Village’s proposal to add more boat slips to our lake.  In addition, some Birch Island owners have formed a task force and are very busy looking at past Voyager Village actions, contacting area township and county board members and attending Jackson & Scott Township Board Meetings.
 
·         With help from grants our Water Quality Committee hired some excellent landing inspectors that staffed the landing every weekend, educating and encouraging boat owners to spray their boats and trailers to ward off Zebra mussels in our lake.  We also have had dedicated BILA members that filled the sprayers several times per week.  Our Water Quality Committee has, and continues to, work tirelessly to keep our lake as clean as possible and they deserve a big thank you from all of us.
 
We welcomed two new board members this fall.  Dick Brimacomb and Peter Hoeft have joined the board as Vice President and Secretary, respectively.  We appreciate their willingness to serve our association.  We would also like to thank our outgoing board members, Greg Kvidera and Mary Loberg, for all their hard work on behalf of our association and our lake.
 
Please visit our BILA website at www.birchislandlake.com.  There is a lot of good information and links to other helpful websites.
 
Finally, please encourage your lake neighbors to join BILA if they haven’t done so already. 
 
Thank you all for your support of BILA.  Remember to care for our lake as you enjoy it year-round.
 
Laurie Nelson

Membership Time
Every two years we collect membership dues to support the lake association and offer an opportunity to donate funds to our Water Quality projects.  We usually collect this at the Spring Membership meeting but unfortunately that didn’t take place. Thus, we hope you will help our funding by completing the attached membership form at the bottom and mail to the address below.  Thank you for your attention to this. 
Jaci Marier, BILA Treasurer.

Mail to: Jaci Marier, BILA Treasurer
28692 Kilkare Rd.
Danbury, WI 54830

Membership Form

Summer Job Opening: Water Craft Inspectors. As a part of our WI grant we have a need for volunteers for Water Craft Inspectors for the Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW) program. The job is part-time, weekends and holidays.  Volunteers will work when the main inspector is not available, or if extra help is needed. It involves educating people about the use of our decontamination station at the landing on Kilkare Road. Training will be provided. Inspectors need to provide their own transportation. If you are interested or know of others that would be interested, please email information/questions to Lynn Ogren at lao50@yahoo.com. Program information can be found at https://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/UWEXLakes/Pages/programs/cbcw/default.aspx 
Lynn Ogren, Water Quality Committee Member