Pay on or before the June 10th annual meeting and your name will be entered into a drawing for various prizes.  Winners need not be present to win.  Checks should be mailed to: 

Cedar Lake Conservancy, P. O. Box 152, Aitkin, MN 56431

Once again the CLC will host a food drive to benefit the Aitkin Food Shelf.  The Food Shelf operates strictly on donations and receives no funds from Aitkin County or the state of Minnesota. Items appreciated this year are packaged cookies, cake/cookie/bar mixes, sugar and meals in a can.


CLC ANNUAL MEETING – Saturday, June 10 @ the Moose Lodge.  Social starts at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting promptly at 9 a.m.


Spread the word!

County Road 28 spring clean up is Saturday, May 6.  Everyone should meet at Sunset Bay Resort at 9 a.m.  Call Mary Braton (218-670-0497) with any questions!


The next board meeting is Saturday, May 27, at 9 a.m. at Debbie Campbell’s.


The next board meeting is Saturday, April 22, at 9 a.m.  at Debbie Campbell’s.


The next board meeting is Saturday, February 25, at 10 a.m. This will be a call-in meeting.


Message from Bob Karls, Water Quality Chair:

In the recent fall edition of The Cedar Log, which everyone should have received, I discussed my attendance at the 2016 Aquatic Invasive Species conference held in St. Cloud. I mentioned I had seen pictures of what Starry Stonewort, one of the newer invasive species hitting Minnesota, had done to Lake Koronis. MN Lakes and Rivers Advocates uploaded onto YouTube one of the videos shown at this conference.

Please take a moment and watch this educational, informative video. It’s short but will help you see what aquatic invasive species can do to a lake and why we must maintain our vigilance and protect Cedar along with all the other lakes in our state.



The CLC’s online store is once again open until November 15. Access the store by going to the website below: 

On the left side there will be a menu item that says “Online Stores”. Below that you’ll find Cedar Lake. Click on that link and it will bring you to the store. Items ordered November 1 – 15 will ship at the end of the month.

Any questions? Contact Kasey or Molly at 218-927-2837. Happy shopping!


Please help spread the word!  

The staging point for our semi-annual roadside clean up along the edges of County Road 28 (Pioneer Avenue) on Saturday, September 24 @ 9 a.m. has changed and is NOT at Sunset Bay Resort.  It will be at:

33476 County Road 28
(east side of road, 3-stall garage on property)

We had a great turnout in the spring. Let’s do it again! If you have any questions, contact me.

Mary Braton, 218-670-0497


The next board meeting is Saturday, November 5, at 9:30 a.m.  This will be a call-in meeting.


Saturday, September 17, is the Fall Flavors Fest.  Mark your calendar and see the Social page for more details!   


Keep those $25 membership checks rolling in for 2016!  There are 100 paid members as of August 20.


Ride the Cuyuna Trails on Saturday, August 20.  See the Social page for more details.


Debbie Campbell will host the next board meeting on Saturday, September 3 @ 9:30 a.m.


Congratulations to Steve Haasl and Les Martin for placing first and second in their age group at the Aitkin Riverboat Days “Run to the Dump” on August 6.


Aitkin County

Areas Lakes No-Wake Zone Update

July 26, 2016

A general county-wide no wake advisory has been lifted, however, pursuant to a Board of Commissioner resolution of this date, effective immediately the following lakes will maintain a No Wake Zone status, in their entirety, until 11:59pm August 8, 2016.

Aitkin/Farm Island Townships – Cedar Lake

Farm Island Township – Hammal (Bass) Lake, Farm Island Lake, Little Pine Lake

Fleming Township – Gun Lake

Glen Township – Dam Lake, Long Lake, Clear Lake

Nordland Township – Lone Lake, Ripple Lake, Elm Island Lake


The CLC’s online store is now closed and will reopen sometime this fall.  Check back for the date.

Scenes of the lake level from the recent rainstorm can be found under Photos.  Rain amounts vary but range from 8” – 10+”.  As reported by Jim Spaeth of Sunset Bay Resort, the Mississippi is at 6’ over flood stage and expected to crest on Wednesday.  The lake will continue to rise.  Stay safe on the water – watch for floating debris.

The float down the mighty Mississippi is scheduled for Saturday, July 23.  See the Social Tab for details on this event along with events in August.  With the recent rise of the Mississippi, stayed tuned on the chance this is rescheduled.

The next Board meeting will be hosted by Katie Kraft on Saturday, July 30, @ 9:30 a.m.

Don’t forget to send in your 2016 $25 annual dues!