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Hello All,

The County received multiple reports of a concerning black substance that had washed up along the NE shoreline on Green Lake. After we received the first call, Camden and I went to investigate and collect a sample.

The black substance appeared to be some sort of very small aquatic seed so we sent images to our aquatic plant expert at EOR, Jimmy Marty. Jimmy provided a surprising diagnosis, daphnia eggs!! Daphnia (aka water flea) are a very small freshwater crustacean that eat algae and are a sign of a healthy lake!

Feel free to reach out with any additional questions.

Benjamin Elfelt | CLLID Administrator
Environmental Services
Benjamin.Elfelt@chisagocountymn.gov
Phone: 651-213-8383
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Hello All,

The County received multiple reports of a concerning black substance that had washed up along the NE shoreline on Green Lake.  After we received the first call, Camden and I went to investigate and collect a sample.

The black substance appeared to be some sort of very small aquatic seed so we sent images to our aquatic plant expert at EOR, Jimmy Marty.  Jimmy provided a surprising diagnosis, daphnia eggs!!  Daphnia (aka water flea) are a very small freshwater crustacean that eat algae and are a sign of a healthy lake!

Feel free to reach out with any additional questions. 

Benjamin Elfelt | CLLID Administrator
Environmental Services 
Benjamin.Elfelt@chisagocountymn.gov 
Phone: 651-213-8383Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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Thanks for sharing this information! Yay, Green Lake!

We also have smooth softshell turtles another sign of a healthy lake. Just wish she was a bit smarter where she lays her eggs but they like the sand.

Fantastic, thanks for following up and posting. I have seen that before and wondered also what it was.

Ted Radmann thank you for reporting this!

Thank you for sharing!

Love this! Thanks for sharing!

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Happy Fall!

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Green Lake, chisago city, Mn. Happy Fall!

Gorgeous ❤️❤️ We love our Green lake!

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Amazing color

Awesome photo!

Another Green Lake picture...

WOW 😮

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Beautiful September evening on the lake!

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Little Green last night!

Beautiful!!

Green Lake Association is currently looking for supporting board members and volunteers to help throughout the year. If you are interested in opportunities to help GLA, please contact the GLA President at President@greenlakechisago.com

Thanks!
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Our 2nd Annual Music on the Water was a great time had by all!

Even though mother nature did not give us the warm sunny Summer weather we like, we still had 100+ boats, time was spent with friends/family, eating yummy food from Frank N Patty's all while listening to great music from The After Hours Band!

We could not do this event without our board, volunteers and members. If you enjoy this event, please consider donating so we can keep this event coming back year after year!

www.greenlakechisago.com/donate/


We look forward to planning the 3rd annual Music on the Water, 2023!
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The band was fantastic!

Such a good time! Thanks Green Lake Association! You rock!

Thank you for pulling this together, so much fun!!

We had fun in spite of the weather!

Great time!! Thanks organizers and GLA!

Great day.

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