Updated July 26, 2018
The Cohasset Planning Commission meeting, that was scheduled for 1 August (houseboat discussion) has been cancelled. Next meeting is in Sept.
Itacsa Waters — Septic Seminar
June 28, 2018 Septic Seminar
Itasca County Aquatic Invasive Species Program
AIS INFORMATION HOTLINE 218-256-4243
LAKESHORE PROPERTY OWNERS : Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) have become a very real threat to our way of life in the northland. The Itasca County AIS Program was created to meet these threats. We all must do our part to help stop the spread of AIS. Everyone needs to take personal responsibility for not spreading AIS. Lakeshore residents are in the best position to monitor our lake and watch for AIS. If you see anything not of the ordinary that might be AIS related, call the AIS INFORMATION HOTLINE 218-256-4243
Our thanks to Jeff Davies the Director of Public Works for the city of Grand Rapids for being sure that were “Fireworks over Pokegama” again this year. He grabbed the “bull by the horns” and got it done. Thanks to the City of Grand Rapids and all business, individuals, organizations that contributed funds to support the display.
Jeff has assured us the next year the 4th of July will be the fireworks date (weather permitting as always). As per this year, the fireworks will be launched from the golf course, this is because of safety concerns. Pyrotechnic Display, Inc Clearwater, MN were responsible for the actual display. What a display it was!
Bill Grantges, Itasca County AIS program coordinator, was our guest speaker at the June 11th GPLA membership meeting. Today there was a great story by John Myers of the Duluth News Tribune that describes the action of some of his trainees up on Turtle Lake. As Bill explained “he need boots on the ground” in our fight against invasive species. TRAINING is where it starts.
Greater Pokegama Lake Association (GPLA) Mission Statement as in the Bylaws:
The mission of the Greater Pokegama Lake Association is to help preserve and protect Pokegama Lake and its environs (including but not limited to Pokegama, Little Pokegama, Jay Gould, Little Jay Gould, and Backwater lakes) together with the wetlands and aquifers, and to enhance the water quality, recreational, and aesthetic features of the lakes for both present and future generations.