Please read the notice below about the upcoming water treatment
project that will take place in South Lake Lida in late May / early
June 2020 – it explains important details about your rights as a
property owner

Notice is hereby given that the Lake Lida Property Owners Association
(LLPOA) will be conducting an aquatic invasive species
control project involving herbicide treatments of Curly-leaf
pondweed infestations for South Lake Lida. Proposed areas for
treatment will be determined based on results of an aquatic plant
survey to be done on South Lake Lida in early May. Details on the
survey can be found on the LLPOA webpage:
Curly-leaf Pondweed – The chemical treatment is restricted to areas
of infestation and will occur when the water temperatures are between
50 degrees F and approximately 60 degrees F. It is anticipated that the
treatments will take place in late May or early June but could be earlier.
Aquathol K herbicide will be used for treatments and lake water use restrictions
include not drinking lake water until chemical levels are below
.1ppm and to cease livestock watering for 14 days after application.
Signatures for lake-wide herbicide control of aquatic invasive species
are not required for the LLPOA as the MN DNR has waived the signature
requirements as allowed by state statute. The law requires notification
to lakeshore owners on how to opt out of treatments. According to the
Minnesota Statutes (103G.615, Sec 78, Subd 3a,b,c) the LLPOA is required
to notify landowners of proposed treatments, offering them an opportunity
to request that treatment NOT be done in waters adjacent to
their property. Adjacency is defined as waters within 150 feet of the
shore lake-ward between property lines. While it is the landowners right
to request treatment NOT be done in front of their property, it should be
noted this project aims to reduce aquatic invasive species populations
which interfere with navigation, impair recreational activities, and cause
harm to native plant populations.
Landowner’s may exercise this right by notifying the LLPOA in
writing of their wish to “opt-out” of any treatment areas for 2020.
All notifications must be received by Tuesday, May 5th, 2020. Address
all communication to: David Hilber, President, Lake Lida
Property Owners Association, 41026 Backroad Trail, Pelican
Rapids, MN 56572