Upcoming Meeting Schedule
All meetings are at the LaValle Town Hall
unless otherwise specified
Plan Integration - Friday October 7@9:00AM
Education & Outreach - Monday October 10@13:00AM
Regular Board - Tuesday October 11@6:00PM
Special Board - Wednesday October 12@9:00AM
Aquatic Plant Managemnt Meeting
The Lake Redstone Protection District will hold a public meeting to gather input on the strategies to be included in a new Aquatic Plant Management Plan. Information presented will include aquatic plant issues in Lake Redstone, aquatic plant management alternatives, discussion of their pros and cons, and to decide which management alternatives are feasible. The meeting will take place at the La Valle Town Hall on Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 10 am until noon.
SHORELINE IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOP TO BE HELD FRIDAY JULY 8TH 2-4PM.
NEED TO SIGN UP IF INTERESTED.
Over 50 people have expressed interest in the next Shoreline Improvement Workshop. This is in addition to the 56 who attended the workshop held last June. Over 120 people have been provided the 2018 assessment of the first 35 feet of their property which was classified as green, orange, yellow, or red.
Clearly many people are interested in helping the lake by reducing runoff from their property which has a lot of nutrients regardless of whether you fertilize or not. Research indicates that approximately 25% of nutrients going into the lake come from lakeshore property, contributing to reduced water clarity, sediment, unwanted plant growth, negative impacts on fishery, and the green color. The standard shoreline improvement methods will be presented in the workshop. These also help improve aesthetics of properties and have a positive impact on property value.
Representatives from Sauk County, the DNR, and a local landscaper will be presenting including potentially economical methods to improve your shoreline and the government reimbursements available. If you are interested in attending this workshop, which will be in La Valle Town Hall from 2-4pm on Friday July 8th, please send an email to email@example.com
Lake Redstone DNR Fish Survey Update - May 16
The DNR will have an electrofishing boat on Lake Redstone tonight, May 16, as well as next Monday night, May 23. Tonight they will have one sampling station that begins in Chickadee Bay and ends in Mourning Dove Bay. The second station tonight starts on the east side of the lake down near the narrows and continues north along the main lake shoreline, and includes Cardinal Bay.
On May 23, one station includes a good chunk of the northeast arm of the lake, and the other station includes a good chunk of the northwest arm of the lake. As usual we will be starting at dark. The boat will have bright lights on the front and we will be moving at a speed of around 1.8-2.0 mph.
Lake Redstone DNR Fish Survey
The 2022 Wisconsin DNR Comprehensive Fishery Survey is the first such survey of Lake Redstone since 2010-11. It will include the following activities:
Early-mid April: Spring netting period 1, target species is walleye. Begins immediately after ice out and continues until sufficient numbers of walleyes have been marked with a fin clip. When enough fish have been marked, the nets will be pulled out. This netting survey may take 2-3 weeks depending on how quick the lake warms up to trigger the walleye spawn.
Mid-late April: Spring Electrofishing survey 1, occurs immediately after nets are pulled out. Two DNR electrofishing boats will survey the entire shoreline of the lake at night. The goal is to collect walleyes, but other gamefish will be sampled as well. Fish are checked for the presence of a fin clip, and based on the numbers of clipped and non-clipped fish found in this survey, the DNR calculates an estimate of the number of adult walleyes in Lake Redstone.
Mid-Late April: Spring netting survey 2, re-deploy nets to continue sampling muskies, which are being marked with a small internal tag. Muskies are being marked for the purpose of a population estimate. Netting will continue until enough muskies have been marked. This survey will likely be shorter than the first netting period, depending on how many muskies were marked during the first period.
Mid-late May: Spring Electrofishing period 2, one DNR electrofishing boat will be on the lake for 1 or 2 nights to sample bass and panfish. Selected stations will be sampled, not the entire shoreline.
Annual Meeting Information
The annual meeting was held on Saturday, August 7 at 9:00 AM. The information for the meeting is available on the Annual Meeting page.
Shoreline Improvement Workshop
This workshop was held on June 25, 2021. The information presented is now available on the Shoreline Improvement Workshop page.