2023 Annual Meeting
On Saturday, May 27, we will be hosting our 2022 Annual Boulder Lake Advancement Association Meeting. This year we will be hosting the meeting in-person at the Boulder Junction Community Center at 10am. Below is the link to the 2023 newsletter.
BLAA Online Store
The BLAA Online Store is live and ready for you to shop all the newest BLAA branded merchandise. You will find t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, and so much more! Check out all the latest items by clicking here. If you have any questions regarding the online store, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your support!
Boulder Lake News
The buoys have been removed from Boulder Lake. Please be sure to motor carefully while on the lake. Thank you to all who helped remove buoys and to those storing them through the winter. We are looking forward to next summer on the lake!
CBCW – Clean Boats Clean Waters
CBCW is a volunteer program protecting Wisconsin lakes. Volunteers are essential to the efforts to educate boaters about AIS (aquatic invasive species) and how to prevent their spread. Boulder Lake will receive 100 hours of CBCW monitoring by university interns through the statewide program administered by University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. However, this covers only a few days out of the 5 to 6 months of active fishing on Boulder Lake. We are seeking volunteers to cover additional days and hours during the busy fishing season. BLAA members and other interested parties who volunteer for CBCW will receive training on how to help educate boaters who visit Boulder Lake – this is one of the single most important efforts we can take to protect Boulder Lake!
Vilas and Oneida Counties provide frequent open training sessions early in the summer (watch this site for 2019 dates). These training sessions are fun and last about 60-90 minutes.
Once you receive training, please contact Bill Niemuth at email@example.com to schedule your time at the Boulder Lake Boat Landing. All Volunteers will receive supplies, giveaways for participating boaters and report forms.
Vilas County Lakes and Rivers Association
VCLRA is an information, education network that helps Lake Associations and Individual Citizens make wise decisions in their efforts to PRESERVE and PROTECT the unique waterways of Vilas County, now and well into the future. Boulder Lake Advancement Association is proud to support the Vilas County Lakes and Rivers Association.
This is a statewide best practices program run by the DNR and multiple partners whose goal is to protect and improve the health of our lakes by increasing lakeshore property owner participation in habitat restoration and runoff and erosion control projects.
The science of lake management has advanced significantly over the last few decades. We better understand natural science – how lakes function and the importance of shorelands to lake health, as well as the social science – how people and their attitudes and behaviors affect lakes.
Grants are available to individual property owners.
After making an update to the Fishtrap Dam Failure Analysis, Vilas County now categorizes the dam as a high hazard based upon a number of criteria noted in the DNR Analysis and Public Hearing Notice. Although the analysis only captures the properties on and near the mouth of the Manitowish River, Boulder Lake would experience a significant rise in water levels and inundate several of the homes with a slight elevation rise from the water if the dam would fail. This seems to be a standard analysis based upon the work that will be done on Fishtrap Dam and not because of an impending problem.
On Thursday, October 3, 2019, a public hearing was held by the Vilas County Zoning and Planning Committee to discuss the proposed amendment to the Vilas County Floodplan Ordinance. Linked below is the official notice sent out by the Vilas County Zoning and Planning Committee in regards to the public hearing.