eVermilion Magazine

Vermilion Lake Association Holds Distanced Annual Meeting

In lieu of an in-person annual meeting, the Vermilion Lake Association held their election of board members via paper ballot. Members received ballots enclosed within the summer newsletter and returned them by mail.  A total of 105 votes were cast to approve current board members. . .

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“Wonders of Nature” Photo Contest Winners

The Vermilion Lake Association held a photo contest in conjunction with our annual meeting voting. We were pleased with the number and quality of submissions. Our first place winner was #1803 “Starry Night” by Bob McNamara. Second place went to Jamie Kitzman with “Just a. . .

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Check Your Docks and Lifts for AIS This Fall

Early detection of new aquatic invasive species (AIS) infestations is a team effort. The key to our success at Lake Vermilion is property owners, lake visitors, volunteer access sentries, and trained AIS Detectors all working together. Fall is an important time for property owners to. . .

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Propellers and Deadheads Don’t Play Well Together

This propeller met this floating deadhead in Vermilion’s Pike Bay some time ago. The outcome was not pretty. One blade and a portion of the propeller hub remain embedded in the log. When the water is low, please be extra careful. The Vermilion Lake Association. . .

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Avoiding Minnesota DNR Survey Nets

Matt Hennen, DNR Tower Area Fisheries, is urging boaters on Lake Vermilion to be on the lookout for DNR survey nets. The nets are deployed overnight (roughly 24 hours) during weekdays at the same 20 netting locations annually from late August through mid-September to assess. . .

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“America’s Lake Vermilion” Its Seasons, Stories, & Spirit A review by Jill Korpela-Bontems

Just published, and now available is a beautiful new book written by John E. Abel and photographed by Thomas E. Hill Jr. This is their second collaboration of a book on Lake Vermilion. The first published in 2010, being “Like An Old Friend” Memories Of. . .

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Get Paid to Protect Lake Vermilion This Fall

Lake Vermilion needs a few more boat inspectors at its public accesses for the rest of the 2020 boating season to better protect against aquatic invasive species (AIS). North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) administers the watercraft inspection program throughout Northern St.. . .

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2020 Cormorant Count

The Cormorant Count this year indicates a strong increase in the numbers of cormorants. In 2019 we counted 353 and in 2020 the count was 617.  We continue to have difficulty counting the cormorants on Potato Island where most of the cormorants reside even during. . .

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Keep Lake Vermilion’s Hazard Buoys in Their Place

Hazard buoys and red/green channel markers help keep us all safe on Lake Vermilion. If you notice a buoy damaged, out of place or missing, please report the problem to Timbuktu Marina Matt Clines or Dawn Bogdan dawn@timbuktumarina.com 218-666-2434 The Vermilion Lake Association thanks Timbuktu. . .

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Volunteers Check for Veligers at Lake Vermilion

Lake association volunteers Renee and Bob Pearson conducted two plankton net tows on July 17 and July 27 near the mouth of East Two River. Material collected in the net will be examined by RMB Environmental Labs to check for zebra mussel larvae, called veligers.. . .

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