Green Lake Lighthouse

Green Lake Lighthouse

According to Terry Serbus, there’s not been one boat wreck on Green Lake since he built the lighthouse in 2005.  True be told, he can’t remember one before that either but that’s not the point. The idea of the lighthouse came after Terry and his wife Carrolle had...

Who’s Lake Is This Anyway?

(The following is an excerpt from the University of Wisconsin Extension 2009 publication “ Choosing the Right Waterfront Property” .) When you purchase land on the edge of one of Wisconsin’s lakes or rivers, you are essentially buying property on the edge of a “public...

Shoreline Alterations: Ice Ridges

Property owners occasionally return to their cabins in the spring only to discover they are dealing with property damage caused by a phenomenon called “ice heaving” or “ice jacking”. This powerful natural force forms a feature along the shoreline known as an “ice...

Phragmites in the Chisago Chain of Lakes

WHAT IS PHRAGMITES (PRONOUNCED FRAG-MITEZ) Phragmites is an invasive, or a “non-native,” semi-aquatic perennial grass that came to North America in the 1700’s to early 1800’s. It is known as “Common Reed.” It is tall (reaching up to 15 feet) and densely...

Lamba EOS Decontamination Unit

The Lamba EOS decontamination unit was at Little Green lake landing July 6th. Below is a description of where the unit will be located and how it is used. Decontamination In 2015, Chisago County purchased a Lambda EOS decontamination unit. The decontamination unit is...