Your membership dues, tax deductible donations, and the annual grants that we receive from the Village of Elkhart Lake, the Town of Rhine, and the Elkhart Lake Tourism Commission, help to pay the costs of keeping invasive weeds in check.  The Diver Assisted Suction Harvesting (DASH) divers came in June and spent 2 full days in Neuses Bay: On day 1, 468 lbs of Curly pond weed (CLP) was removed and on day 2, they removed 496 lbs of CLP. The Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) was not growing at that point in time, so that could not be addressed.

The DASH divers came back on September 10th and attacked an expanding weed patch in Brosius Bay. They had planned to go to Sheboygan Bay as well but they decided it was time better spent to actually eliminate that patch.

Check our the video below to see the DASH divers underwater observations .

The aim of the Elkhart Lake Improvement Association is to encourage ownership and use of the surrounding lake community in ways that will not result in changes to the beauty, tranquility, and quality of the lake. If you want to support this mission, consider volunteering in one of our activity areas.


Our association is supported by member dues and donations. Your donation helps us do important work in the community and keep Elkhart Lake beautiful (and blue!). If you’d like to support our cause, consider donating via credit card or PayPal or by using Amazon Smile and selecting The Elkhart Lake Improvement Association as your charitable organization to support when shopping online.

It’s easy to become a member! Either follow this link to PayPal or mail us your membership information and payment. If you are already a member, donations above annual Membership dues are tax deductible.