Welcome to the WBLLA Webpage

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West Battle Lake . . . Almost Heaven!

Welcome to the West Battle Lake Lakeshore Association Web Site 

We Hope You Find the Site Interesting and Informative 

OUR MISSION:  “To preserve and enhance the ecology of West Battle Lake so that it may be enjoyed by current and future generations”    

Upcoming Events:

Membership Dues: Our $25 annual West Battle Lake Lakeshore Association (WBLLA) dues request letter will be mailed soon. Please respond in a timely manner and also include your current email address so we may keep you all current on WBLLA events and efforts.

Click HERE to Review West Battle Lake Aquatic Vegetation Point-Intercept Survey Document

Lake Survey Image

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Click HERE for latest DNR Info on Zebra Mussels found in West Battle Lake

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Adult Zebra Mussel -Please Note Zebra-like Strips on Shell

DNR found three zebra mussels in West Battle Lake, so what do we do in the meantime?  We do the following:

When removing boats, docks, lifts and other water related equipment from our lake, carefully inspect everything to make sure there are no aquatic invasive species such as zebra mussels or Eurasian watermilfoil. Look at the posts, wheels, and underwater support bars of docks and lifts, as well as any parts of boats, pontoons, and rafts that may have been submerged in water for an extended period.

If you suspect aquatic invasive species, please call:   Mark Ranweiler (DNR) at 218-739-7576 ext 254

WBL Infected Areas

Two Zebra Mussel Locations on West Battle Lake July 27 and 28, 2016 – Three Zebra Mussels Found

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Past EVENTS:  Battle Lake 125th Year Celebration July 16 thru July 24, 2016 > Click HERE For Day-to-Day Events

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Battle Lake Labor Day Airshow The Gathering of Planes

Web Page Image - Air Show

Click HERE to view 82 JPEG Photos from Sept 3, 2016 Event 

Instructions for Dropbox Use: Once you open the photo URL link, simply click once on any of the Dropbox photo thumbnails to start a slide shown full screen on your computer – navigate photos using the left or right arrow keyboard keys or by clicking the mouse button over the navigation arrows below the images. To download any of the photos to your computer hard drive simply select the “Download button” in the upper right hand corner of the photo viewing screen.

– WCCO Goin’ to the Lake – Summer 2015

Goin to the Lake WCCO

Mike & Natalie Visit Battle Lake (Day 1)

Mike & Natalie Visit Battle Lake (Day 2)

Going To The Lake: Battle Lake Links

Photo Gallery: Goin’ To The Lake In Battle Lake

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Prospect House Museum & Civil War Display
Lakes Area Art Gallery & Tour
Otter Trail Scenic Byway
Ben’s Bait Shop
Otter Trail Scenic Byway
Granny’s Pantry
Prospect House Museum & Civil War Display
Inspiration Peak
Shore Line Restaurant, Bar And Bowl
1st National Bank Henning, Ottertail And Battle Lake

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You can help prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species!

Ø   Volunteer to monitor a access for 2 hours ONE weekend and hand out AIS prevention brochures

Ø   Volunteer to assist with Zebra_Mussel_Monitoring Initiative

Ø  Communicate,  Communicate,  Communicate the risks and impacts of aquatic invasive species

DNR Documentary: Aquatic Invasive Species – Minnesota Waters At Risk (25 minutes)  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IobWB1yZHm8&feature=player_detailpage  

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Contact Us Thru Email . . .

Email > wbllamn@gmail.com

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2017 -2018 WBLLA Board of Directors

Jerry Horgen – President / Newsletter (Grace Etta) 

Steve Kirchner – Treasurer & VP (Ferncliffe) 

Michael Smith – Webpage (Fair Oaks)

Tracy Rendz Eldridge – Secretary (New Member) 

Jay Anderson – (Beverly) 

Michael Rye – (Fern Cliff)

Mike Kloubec – Fisheries Reports (Clarissa Haven)

Craig Haukebo – (Radahl) 

Terry and Mary Stroh (Wenonga) New Members

Jeff Hofflander (New Member)

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Click HERE to See Map of Beach Zones Noted in Board Listing

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2016 – 2017 WBLLA Board of Directors

WBLLA Board Members left to right are:  Jerry Horgen, Tracy Rendz Eldridge, Craig Haukebo, Mike Kloubec, Jay Anderson, Chuck Reeves, Steve Kirchner, Louise Reeves, Mary Stroh, Michael Rye Werpy and Terry Stroh.

NOTE: Chuck and Louise Reeves, Wes Evavold and Chad Schaefer all retired off WBLLA Board as of June 2017 Annual Meeting – THANK YOU for your service!

Not Shown Michael Smith – Webpage Administrator

Michael Smith Face Shot

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