New Brighton, MN ~ Ramsey County

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  • 31 May 2023 10:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Communicating this notice to our lake community is part of the due diligence required to obtain a signature waiver per the DNR permit approval process.


    RCWD provided their annual delineation map to us today that was conducted on May 26.  Heavy EAW growth was identified on the western side of the lake and will be targeted for weed treatment.  


    We will be contracting with Lake Management Inc and will determine a treatment date contingent on permit approval, which we intend to procure ASAP. 

    If you desire that the treatment not occur adjacent to your property, please contact us at llianewbrighton@gmail.org with your address and we'll inform the treatment company.  

    Separately: RCWD's spring carp management efforts will be wrapping up soon.  We’re on track to remove only 2500 carp this year, down from ~14,000/yr in recent years.  The reason: The carp population is significantly lower this year.  Removing 2500 still meets our goal of at least 50% (we think we’ve removed more like 60-70% this year).  We’re hoping to see some improvements in water clarity very soon.

     

  • 27 Mar 2023 10:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I want to share a quick note that we've been awarded $2,100 from the DNR towards aquatic invasive species treatment for 2023.  This will be applied to our summer weed treatment, which cost $4,500 last year.

    Big thanks to the chair of our Water Quality Committee, Jennifer Tenenbaum, for submitting the application and coordinating our treatment.  The weed delineation mapping will be performed by Rice Creek Watershed District in May and we'll target June for the treatment through our new partner, Lake Management, Inc.  We switch to their service last year and they were very responsive.

    Email us if you have any questions.


  • 10 Sep 2022 11:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2022 CLEAN UP DAY RESULTS

    Many thanks to our 2022 Clean Up Day volunteers.  We had our best turnout in recent memory and recovered a lot of trash and junk from the lakeshore.  Many hands definitely make light work!

    Reminder that our annual Clean Up Day is the Saturday after Labor Day.

    Heavy objects and antiquities of the past.

    Golf balls recovered - please don't use the lake as your golf range!  

    Chrysa Freeman and Mayor Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas

    Jake and Max Shaver, the MacDonald Family, Broghammer Family, Hickman Family, Doug Isiminger,  Mark Toupal & Amal Dimian, and Dave Rubash with the collection of trash. 

    Cal MacDonald scored a Jitterbug

    Chris Freeman getting deep

    Jim and Molly McDonald

    The Humphrey Family


  • 10 Jun 2022 2:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Communicating this notice to our members as part of the due diligence required to obtain a signature waiver per the DNR permit approval requirements.  

    We will be contracting with Lake Management, Inc and will determine a treatment date contingent on permit approval, which we hope to have by end of month.

    • Proposed Treatment Date: July 1 or before
    • Targeted Species: Milfoil
    • Method of control: Herbicide

    If you desire that treatment not occur adjacent to your property, please contact us a llianewbrighton@gmail.com with your address and we'll inform the treatment company. 


  • 8 Jun 2022 8:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BOARD OF DIRECTORS & DELINEATION MAP

    A couple of updates to share with the community.

    FIRST: We had our Board of Directors and Officer elections tonight along with organization into committees.  Details from the meeting and 2022/2023 election assignments can be found here: 2022 BOD and Officer Election.pdf

    SECOND: RCWD provided their annual delineation map yesterday.  We have provided it to our weed treatment company and they'll be following up with a bid and timeframe.  We'll keep you posted.  Per Matt Kocian from RCWD:

    "Interestingly, EWM was found in the southern basin, but it was not actively growing or particularly dense.  Also, most of it was laying flat on the bottom.  Thus, treatment is unnecessary.  Odd.  The north basin, on the other hand, has fairly widespread and dense EWM, suitable for treatment."


    Be safe!

    - John



  • 26 May 2022 8:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 25, 2022 - LLIA Annual Meeting Minutes: 2022_LLIA_Annual_Meeting_Minutes.pdf and Recorded Video




  • 21 Feb 2022 2:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Despite some windy conditions, we had over 100 people come out to enjoy the luminary trail and tree burn.  

    Next year we'll need some more help, so please consider helping out for a few hours the afternoon of the event for setup. Creating the trail is a bit of a daunting task where many hands can make light work.  

    Big thanks go out to this years volunteers:

    • Dana and John Johnson plus their nephews for helping to make the trail and for hosting a firepit and other fun stuff
    • Jake Shaver for providing traditional ice luminaries for the main firepit
    • Luke Broghammer for christmas tree collection and Logan Broghammer for luminary take down
    • Mike Battaglia, Dale Swanson and Larry Valtinson for hosting additional fire pits along the trail.
    • Sam Hickman for luminary setup and take down assistance
    • Jason Scott for safety committee assistance

  • 11 Sep 2021 11:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Big thanks to our lake residents and the Mayor of New Brighton who volunteered their time this morning at our annual Clean Up Day! 

    This annual event is scheduled for the Saturday after Labor Day and a great opportunity to get outside, meet neighbors, and feel good about doing something for the community. 

    Participants included:

    1. Eleanor Clark
    2. Quinlan Donner
    3. Davis Donner
    4. Shellie Clark
    5. Gail Hain
    6. Luke Broghammer
    7. Doug Isiminger
    8. Sam Hickman
    9. Otto Hickman
    10. Laura Broghammer
    11. Logan Broghammer
    12. Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas
    13. Nicolas Kohler
    14. Jason Scott

    This ancient Native American artifact was unearthed by Gail Hain who won the prize for most interesting find.  It has since been sent to the U of M for carbon dating. 


  • 12 May 2021 10:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thanks to all who joined our Annual Meeting this evening, especially our guests; New Brighton Mayor, Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas, and RCWD Lake and Stream Specialist, Matt Kocian.

    The meeting was recorded and available to be viewed HERE

    For anyone interested in getting more involved in the association within our Board of Directors or any feedback, please email us at llianewbrighton@gmail.com. 

    Thanks for all your support ~ we can't continue to improve the lake without you.

  • 13 Feb 2021 9:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Just a quick heads up on a StarTrib article that came out yesterday regarding the carp status on Long Lake; New tools in fight to remove carp

    They referenced 1,000 carp were removed at the electronic fence located by the trestle bridge over Rice Creek and another 7,000 via the box nets.  That's approximately 80,000 pounds of biomass and took quite a bit of human muscle to fill boats and load the carp into trailers ~ a much worse job than our annual Clean Up Day (which is scheduled for the Saturday after Labor Day, btw!). 

    I visited the landing while they removed the box netted carp and took a picture of one of the trailers ~ yuk!

    We're lucky to have focus on our lake and we hope these mitigations will continue to improve water quality.  I'll keep you posted as I learn more.


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Long Lake Improvement Association of New Brighton, Inc is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.  All dues are utilized towards water quality, safety, and education. Please email us at llianewbrighton@gmail.com with questions, comments, or suggestions.  
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