Shore Land Lake Stewards

Lake stewards are vital to the water quality of Cedar Lake.  They check the weed beds by sections of shoreline for Eurasian Watermilfoil and Purple Loosestrife.  Searches are done once a year usually between July 19 and August 7.

Using a rake or something to pull up questionable looking plants, stewards count the leaflet pairs to differentiate Eurasian and Northern Watermilfoil (see attachments).  If any suspicious specimens are found, they are placed in a jar or baggie and very carefully noted where collected.  The sample is taken to the DNR office in Aitkin, 1200 Minnesota Avenue South, near the Shopko and Paulbeck’s on Highway 169.

Current stewards and lakes sections are:

  1. Nelson*
  2. Klinepier
  3. Voorhees
  4. Wickman
  5. Giesler*
  6. Volunteer needed
  7. Bailey
  8. Hippen
  9. Volunteer needed*
  10. Mackaman
  11. Strand*
  12. Martin
  13. Bogema
  14. VanValkenburg
  15. Schoon

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16. Jones
17. Moga
18. Seberg
19. Gurr*
20. Kraft
21. Patterson
22. Docken
23. Rhykus
24. Volunteer Needed*
25. Priadka
26. Menge
27. Menge
28. Menge
29. Jameson
30. Menge


Volunteers/subs are always needed.  Please help keep our waters pristine!

*Also searches an island.

Susan Nielsen
Shore Land Committee Chair

DNR Watermilfoil PDF
MN Dept of Agriculture Purple Loosestrife PDF

Lake Sections