The next Caribou Lake Association meeting will be held Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 10:00am at the Sheet Metal Workers Labor Building. For those that have been in the area a while, this is the old Caribou Lake School building. The address is 6279 Industrial Road, Saginaw, MN 55779 and the building is located on the corner of Industrial Road and Munger Shaw Road.
As we quickly enter loon nesting season, we have placed our 3 loon nesting platforms from last year’s Eagle Scout project with the Proctor BSA troop #84. We have tried 3 locations close to shore but away from land predators. As you kayak and boat in the areas around our lake you will see the platforms by the Work Farm shoreline, Birch Point creek inlet, and at the little creek at the end of Sunny Lane. Please give the platforms and loons space to help preserve this beautiful bird.
We have entered the spring and summer lake season and the inevitable work we all have to do to put docks in and maintain our lake places each year. We are also quickly approaching weed harvesting season and the many expenses that come with running, fueling, and maintaining the weed harvester that has helped our lake so much over the last couple seasons.
One easy way you can help is setting your Amazon purchases to use Amazon Smile and benefit our lake association.
As the lake freezes, snow accumulates on the ground, and the lake sunsets come earlier, Caribou Lake Association wishes you and your family the warmest holiday season. This has been a year like no other with a pandemic continuing around us. May this holiday season bring you close to your family, peace when you need it, and warm thoughts as we welcome a new year.
A couple updates and things to think about as we go into the holiday season and new year.
Starting June 30, 2020, CLA began meeting with Proctor BSA troop #84 regarding the building and placement of loon nesting platforms on Caribou Lake. The Eagle Scout Project was completed around the first of September and we are excited to share the photos and information with our Caribou Lake enthusiasts.
Caribou Lake Enthusiasts, you can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on October 13 & 14 with early deals already starting. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/41-1428882 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app. AmazonSmile will then donate to Caribou Lake Association Inc. As soon as the next report on Smile impact is available we will release the results – happy shopping!
As Northern Minnesota residents, we are fortunate to live in an area with some of the darkest skies in the Eastern United States. But it’s important that we take measures now to preserve this treasure. There will be a special presentation geared toward lake property owners and rural residents on October 1st 2020 at 7:00pm on Zoom and Facebook.
Caribou Lake has many outdoor enthusiasts and I often see neighbors who regularly walk, jog, or bike with their families and pets down the well-used pavement on Sunny and Shady Lanes. I am sure many other roads around the lake get used frequently as well, so it is nice to have a new off-road option to explore. The Industrial Road One-Mile Loop Trail is now open for hikers and bikers. The trailhead is located at 5594 Industrial Road and has ample signage and parking.