Elkhart Lake Water is Healthy but Mercury Contimination Remains an Issue
Elkhart Lake remains listed for mercury-contaminated fish tissue, and have been listed for that since 1998. The source of the mercury is listed as atmospheric deposition. For more information on this subject, click here to read the Plymouth Review article.
ELIA’s Annual Members Meeting was held at Quit Qui Oc Pavilion on August 5, 2021
College Student Creates ELIA Video
Hannah Feltes, a junior majoring in elementary education at UW-Platteville, recently approached the Elkhart Lake Improvement Association Board of Directors seeking permission to do a short video on our organization. Hannah, who is from the Elkhart Lake area, shared that one of her college professors gave an assignment to create a video on something that they are interested in and passionate about.
We are honored that Hannah recognized the importance of the Elkhart Lake Improvement Association and the history of our beautiful lake. A special thank you to Hannah for her time and effort putting together this video.
Weed Treatment Occurring today! 06/17/2021
The lake will be treated today for Eurasian Water-Milfoil (EWM) and Curly-Leaf Pondweed (CLP). The crew will be in the outlet bay and Neuses Bay for weed treatment and then in Sheboygan Bay for an algae treatment. There will be signs posted on the shoreline of affected areas. Yes, you can swim tomorrow and all weekend.
The DASH crew also will be coming soon and they will attack smaller patches of EWM and CLP that were identified last Fall.
Check Out Our New Video Of Beautiful Elkhart Lake
Elkhart Lake Improvement Association Receives Impact Award
Bill Thieman Sr. 96 years old, one of the 9 initial 1968 Elkhart Lake Improvement Association (ELIA) Board of Directors when ELIA was incorporated on 7/11/68…51 years ago! ELIA was awarded the ‘Elkhart Lake Area Impact’ award March 2019 by the Elkhart Lakes Chamber of Commerce.Bill was recognized for his passion and service to ELIA and Keeping Elkhart Blue!
Initial 1968 ELIA Board of Directors:
- Terrett J. Arndt (Terry)
- Floyd Dixon
- Alfred Lienemann (Al)
- Donald Imig (Don)
- Howard P. Kraemer
- John Linnehan (Bud)
- William Thieman (Bill)
- Harry Bremer
- Ernst Groth (Ernie)
ELIA was honored to receive the 2019 “Elkhart Lake Area Impact Chamber Award” thanks to all past & present ELIA Board of Directors, Members, & Volunteers!
Elkhart Lake Improvement Association P-Filter In the News
Sheboygan County and the Elkhart Lake Improvement Association teamed up to install a phosphorus filter bed to reduce phosphorus levels entering Elkhart Lake. The Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine is featuring a article on the joint venture in their Fall 2019 magazine. You can read the complete article by clicking here.
In the Depot Dispatch: June, 2018
In this month’s Depot Dispatch, look for ELIA information in the article “ELIA to kick off summer with Members Meeting.” The article discusses our annual meeting on June 15th, 2018 at Three Guys and a Grill East. Also, see “News from Elkhart Lake Improvement Association” article on boating safety regarding ski spotters, clean boats/clean water and an area speed limit change
Amazon Smile Helps Keep Elkhart Blue
Amazon seems to be everywhere these days, even in the small village of Elkhart Lake. If you have been making purchases through Amazon.com, then there is an opportunity for your purchasing power to help Keep Elkhart Blue.
Amazon has a sister website called Amazon Smile, which is their charity arm. Instead of going to the website www.amazon.com, go to https://smile.amazon.com/, log into your account, select Elkhart Lake Improvement Association Inc. as your charity to associate with your purchases, and proceed to make your purchases on the Amazon Smile site. Amazon will donate .05% of purchases (excluding shipping, taxes, fees), to ELIA.
Select Charity: Elkhart Lake Improvement Association Inc
For more information on Amazon Smile:
In the Depot Dispatch: March, 2018
In this month’s Depot Dispatch, look for ELIA information in the article “ELIA works to keep Elkhart Blue.” The article reviews ELIA’s 2017 efforts and 2018 plans, as well as includes a New Year letter to members regarding the phosphorus filtration system, clean boat/clean water program, and bouy upgrades.
In the Depot Dispatch: September, 2017
In the Depot Dispatch: July, 2017
In this month’s Depot Dispatch, look for ELIA information in the article “Boating rules will be enforced on lake.” The article discusses lake boating rules. It also talks about the removal of invasive species educational program from 6/30/17 to 7/4/17, where boaters were rewarded with a microfiber towel stamped “Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers”.
In the Depot Dispatch: June, 2017
In this month’s Depot Dispatch, look for ELIA information in the article “Our Lake has important rules!” The article discusses, lake safety, boating rules, regulatory buoys, and boating signs. It also details information about the Annual Meeting
In the Depot Dispatch: May, 2017
In this month’s Depot Dispatch, look for ELIA information in the article “Keeping our lake safe – ELIA learns from convention” The article details ELIA’s participation in the Annual WI Lakes Partnership Convention. It also discusses ELIA’s participation on a legislative visit. More information also pertains to boating regulations on the lake.
In the Depot Dispatch: April, 2017
In the Depot Dispatch: February, 2017
In this month’s Depot Dispatch, look for ELIA information in the article “EL Improvement Association reflects on a successful year.” The article is a letter from ELIA President John Schott.
In the Depot Dispatch: January, 2017
In this month’s Depot Dispatch, look for ELIA information in the article “Lake turnover phenomenon explained.” The article discusses lake turnover/flipping with an illustration of the process.
In the Depot Dispatch: September, 2016
ELIA educates at this year’s August 9, 2021 Down Town Night with a booth providing aquatic invasive species samples, lake quality information and best management practices to Keep Elkhart Blue.