May 2019, AIS Experts from University of MN Talk at WAPOA Meeting

WAPOA was privileged to have invasive species researchers from the University of Minnesota as speakers at our first educational seminar for the 2019 season. Despite the early May date, there was an overflow crowd and more chairs had to be set up around the edges as the event progressed. These researchers are among the 40 […]

2019 Water Testing Schedule

           2019 WAPOA Water Testing Schedule Mon. May 6th:  Kick-off / Cooler Distribution Meeting/ ACOE Crosslake 9:00 – 9:15 Sign in/Coffee and donuts  9:15 – 10:15 RMB Labs Procedures/Q & A  10:15 – Cooler Distribution                                   […]


Regular Meetings at Ideal Town Hall —2019 2:30 p.m.   Jan. 4       Executive Committee Meeting Jan. 10      Regular Board Meeting Feb.-Mar. No Meetings April 5       Executive Committee Meeting April 25    Regular Board Meeting  May 3        Executive Committee Meeting May 23      Regular Board […]


Whitefish Area Property Owners Association– Board Minutes Board minutes are posted after approval at the following board meeting. November 2019 October 2019 September 2019  August 2019 July 2019 June 2019 May 2019  April 2019 January 2019     2018 November 2018 October 2018 September 2018 August 2018 July 2018 June 2018 May 2018 April 2018 […]

Everything we do is related to protecting the quality of our lakes.

For CELL PHONE users seeing ONLY a single column on this website: Tap here to jump immediately to easy Navigation Menu –OR –just scroll down column of featured items to get to the trailing Navigation Menu. The Whitefish Chain  — 13 connected lakes — 14,000 acres. More than 1,050  families have joined our lake association to help in […]

Working through the winter!

The summer visitors have gone and the 13 lakes of the Whitefish Chain are covered by ice, but WAPOA is finding it a great time to continue our planning efforts for 2020. October 22, 2019  Yearly Planning Meeting held at Camp Knutson. A review of our activities for the year: what worked, what could be […]

WAPOA Tree Sale

WAPOA Offers Discounted Trees and Shrubs to Property Owners in the Pine River Watershed Plant a tree and protect the lakes!  WAPOA (Whitefish Area Property Owners Association) is providing trees again at a significant discount in an effort to protect water quality on the Whitefish Chain of Lakes. You can purchase 8” – 24” trees and shrubs […]

WAPOA — Working in the Winter

WAPOA continues to work into the winter months— planning for the next summer. The WAPOA Board met in the 2nd week of January at its usual location for Board meetings — the Ideal Community Center. We had important things to do! Get all our arrangements for invasive species inspections at the access finalized. Efforts to […]

Water Quality

Testing water on 38 lakes lets us see trends in water quality. Publishing an annual water quality map that lets area residents and local officials know about the quality of the water in their lake.   Knowledge may spur action. Sponsoring professional invasive plant inspections on nearly 40 area lakes for early detection of invasive […]

Starry stonewort

August 2019-Note: Starry stonewort is not known to be in the Whitefish Chain, nor in Crow Wing County. This is presented so that we may all be aware of this new invasive. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a small population of the invasive algae starry stonewort in Lake Beltrami, near Bemidji in […]