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West Battle Lake . . . Almost Heaven!

Welcome to the West Battle Lake Lakeshore Association Website 

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”    

Membership Dues: Our annual West Battle Lake Lakeshore Association (WBLLA) dues are only $25. For this you help sponsor needed lake preservation efforts such as the West Battle Lake Aquatic Vegetation Point-Intercept Survey noted below and other efforts towards preserving our amazing West Battle Lake for many lake-loving generations to come!

If you would like to be a member or if you have any questions please contact us at wbllamn@gmail.com


The West Battle Lake Lakeshore Association acknowledges the Minnesota DNR is the controlling agent for the management of Minnesota’s lakes

The Minnesota DNR’s mission statement reads as follows:

The mission of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is to work with citizens to conserve and manage the state’s natural resources, to provide outdoor recreation opportunities, and to provide for commercial uses of natural resources in a way that creates a sustainable quality of life


NOTE New Date: 2021 Annual Meeting is Scheduled for Saturday June 19th Starting at 9:00AM at the Lions Shelter (West Public Access) Jim Wolters from the DNR Guest Speaker

The WBLLA Website Will Bring You Any and All Updates – See Everyone on June 19th, 2021!

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Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Information

Starry stonewort is a bushy, bright green macro-algae. It produces a characteristic star-shaped bulbil. The thin, bright green branchlets (branch-like structures) can be variable in length and are arranged in whorls (radiating out from a single point) around them. Branchlets typically extend in acute angles away from the stem nodes.

Click HERE to View Details of how to support the ENRTF (Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund) Bill, SF 690 for the Management of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)

Wish to Dispose of Zebra Mussels Legally?

Click HERE to Find Out How

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What Was That Ugly Yellow Green Scum On The Lake Last May in West Battle Lake?

 Click HERE to Learn More

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Zebra Mussels’ Best Friend: Wake Board Boats a University of Minnesota Study Finds!

Clint Austin – Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Julie Siems uses K-9 officer Brady, a golden retriever Mix, to detect zebra mussels in a boat at the Pike Lake boat landing north of Duluth. (Clint Austin caustin@duluthnews.com)

Click HERE to See More Information

Is there a DNR Form I need to Have to Transport Watercraft from and AIS Infested Lake such as West Battle Lake?

Yes there is!  Please Click HERE to view, print or download the DNR Form

Click HERE for Helpful Information on the Responsibility of Owners and Their Lake Equipment

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Battle Lake Labor Day Airshow

2020 Show is Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

The Gathering of Planes – August 31, 2019

Click HERE to View 8 min 24 Sec Video from Aug 31, 2019

Click HERE to View 110 Photos from 2019 Air Show

72 Aircraft Flew In!

Video and Photos by Michael Smith

NOTE: You may need to initially close a Dropbox login screen – Not needed to view video

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DNR Tip – Fire Pits 50 Feet from Lake

What Lake Owners Can Do to Aid Lake Water Quality

Contact Us Thru Email . . .

Email > wbllamn@gmail.com

2020 -2021 WBLLA Board of Directors 

  • Tracy Rendz-EldridgePresident (Ferncliffe) 
  • Steve Kirchner – Treasurer (Ferncliffe) 
  • Michael Smith  Website / Public Relations (Fair Oaks)
  • John Hofflander – Secretary (Clarissa Haven)
  • Chad Schaefer – (Grace Etta)
  • Michael and Bonnie Rye-Werpy – (Ferncliffe)
  • Craig Haukebo (Radahl) 
  • Terry and Mary Stroh (Wenonga)
  • Glenn Van Zee – (Sunset Beach)
  • Kyle Johnson – (Stewarts Beach)
  • Rich Condiff – (Radahl)
  • Grace Cory – (Klar-Jo)

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

2019 – 2020 WBLLA Board of Directors

WBLLA Board Members left to right are: Jerry Horgen, Mike Rye, (back row) Steve Kirchner, John Hofflander, Kyle Johnson, Chad Schaefer, Rich Condiff, in front, Bonnie Werpy-Rye, Terry Stroh, Mary Stroh and Tracy Rendz-Eldridge

Not Shown: Michael Smith, Craig Haukebo, Glen Van Zee and Grace Cory

Michael Smith Face Shot  Michael Smith – Website Administrator

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