eVermilion Magazine

Cameras Measure Traffic at Vermilion Boat Accesses

To better protect Lake Vermilion from aquatic invasive species (AIS), trail cameras are being used at Vermilion’s 17 public watercraft accesses to measure launch traffic. Knowing where and when boats launch is key to improving the efficiency of Vermilion’s AIS boat inspection program. In 2018,. . .

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Help Us Protect Lake Vermilion This Summer

The North St Louis Soil & Water Conservation District and Always There Staffing, Inc, a local staffing agency, are seeking part-time seasonal aquatic invasive species (AIS) watercraft inspectors to work at public access sites on Lake Vermilion, Pelican Lake, Burntside Lake, Shagawa Lake, Ely Lake,. . .

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Lake Vermilion’s 2019 Sucker Sale is Now History

The 2019 sucker sale at the DNR’s Pike River Hatchery ended Saturday April 27 after a six-day run. In total, 7400 lbs of suckers were removed from Lake Vermilion, destined for smokers in the Northland. This year’s take was larger than the last two years. . .

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Need a Summer Job at Lake Vermilion or Area Lakes?

The North St Louis Soil & Water Conservation District and Always There Staffing, Inc, a local staffing agency, are seeking part-time seasonal aquatic invasive species (AIS) watercraft inspectors to work at public access sites on Lake Vermilion, Pelican Lake, Burntside Lake, Shagawa Lake, Ely Lake,. . .

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Annual Tree Sale — Deadline to Order May 6

In the Lake Vermilion area, trees are available for your spring planting needs from North St Louis SWCD. Trees help reduce erosion, protect water quality, increase energy conservation, improve wildlife habitat, and may increase the value of your property. Take your choice of over 20. . .

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Lake Vermilion Sucker Sale Underway!

The traditional spring sucker sale at the DNR’s Pike River Hatchery started Monday Apr 22. The hatchery team began its walleye egg-take activities last Saturday and quickly filled the sucker holding pen to its 6000 lbs capacity over Easter weekend. Sales will generally take place. . .

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Spring Newsletter Available Now

The Vermilion Lake Association is ready to mail its spring newsletter to its members. Act now to be among the first to read about our 2019 Fisheries Report, Spring tree care tips, Muskie study, and more. Download or view your copy here.

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Find the Smoker! Sucker Sales to Begin Soon

The sucker sale at the DNR’s Pike River Hatchery is likely to start sometime the week after Easter. Time to locate your smoker! The Vermilion Lake Association (VLA) has been conducting this spring ritual for 51 years since 1968. The lake association sells suckers trapped. . .

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Need a Summer Job at Lake Vermilion or Area Lakes?

The North St Louis Soil & Water Conservation District and Always There Staffing, Inc, a local staffing agency, are seeking part-time seasonal aquatic invasive species (AIS) watercraft inspectors to work at public access sites on Lake Vermilion, Pelican Lake, Burntside Lake, Shagawa Lake, Ely Lake,. . .

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Is It Too Late to Protect Lake Vermilion from AIS?

Is it too late? Will the depressing news about fishery issues at other major walleye lakes inevitably reach our shore? Absolutely not! Yes, spiny waterfleas were discovered in Vermilion’s east basin in 2015. They have noticeably reduced our small zooplankton, especially in late summer, but. . .

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