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Sportsmen's Club Investigates Source of Lake Vermilion Calcium

To better understand Lake Vermilion’s risk for zebra mussels, the Sportsmen’s Club and its partners have begun a systematic search for the source of the moderately high calcium concentration in East Two River, one of five rivers flowing into Lake Vermilion’s east basin. Zebra MusselZebra mussels, a very destructive aquatic invasive species, require a moderate or high calcium level for shell growth.

“During routine water sample collection this spring, our lake association volunteers found calcium levels around 25-30 milligrams/liter in East Two River above the Tower Harbor,” said Wayne Suoja, SCLV board member and water quality leader. “Subsequent samples in the same area and further downstream confirmed those levels.”

The East Two River calcium level is worrisome, because it is well above the 15 mg/l threshold for zebra mussel larvae survival to adulthood and also above the 20-25 mg/l threshold for a reproducing adult population.

For more info, please see this SCLV New Release.


Dr. Michelle Carstensen to be Featured Speaker at the Sportsmen's Club 2015 Annual Meeting

Mark your calendars! You'll want to attend the 47th Annual Meeting of the Sportsmen’s Club of Lake Vermilion on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Fortune Bay Resort Casino's second floor ballroom.

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The meeting kicks off with a 4:30 p.m. social hour, followed by a 5:30 p.m. buffet dinner. The featured speaker will be DNR Wildlife Health Program Supervisor Dr. Michelle Carstensen. She's leading a study on Minnesota’s moose decline and will discuss recent changes in the moose population, explain current methods to monitor moose survival, and present findings on causes of mortality.

The lake association's annual meeting is a time for members and their guests to talk about club activities and share ideas with the Sportsmen's Club board. After dinner, a brief business meeting will include reports from club officers, along with election of board members. And we must not forget the ever-popular door prize drawing.

The cost is $25 for adults and $12 for children 12 or younger and includes 5 drawing tickets, a reunion with friends, and a great program about a Minnesota icon. Additional drawing tickets will be available for purchase.

Reservations are necessary by Wednesday, Aug 5, to one of the following persons. Please mention any dietary restrictions:

 - Sheri and Lauren Sawatzky, 218-666-5512
 - JoAnn and Warren Anderson, 218-666-5919
 - Renee and Tom Aro, 218-753-2129
 - Marge McPeak, 218-753-3503

New annual memberships purchased at the door extend through 2016.

Please join us for our one big get-together of the year! The annual meeting is casual; come as you are in vacation attire.



We thank our key partners in the work
to protect and improve Lake Vermilion.

Lake Vermilion Resort Association

Lake Vermilion Guides League

North St Louis SWCD

Lake County SWCD


33rd Annual Loon Count

Mon, July 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m.
(Rain date: Wed, July 15)Floating Loon

If you're a loon count regular, please reserve these days. [More Info]


6th Annual "Let's Take a Kid Fishing" Day

Wed, July 15, 2015

For more information, please visit the Let's Take a Kid Fishing home page.


2015 Annual Meeting

Sat, August 15, 2015
4:30 p.m. social, 5:30 p.m. buffet
Fortune Bay Resort Casino

Speaker: Dr. Michelle Carstensen will discuss Minnesota's recent moose population decline.


2nd Annual "Take a Vet Fishing" Day

Thurs, Sept 3, 2015

More event info at Take a Vet Fishing on the Lake Vermilion Guides League website.


Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

Aquatic Invasive Species Boat Checks

Labor Day weekend


Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

Fall Aquatic Invasive Species Self-Check

September or October

When you bring in your lift and dock, please check for adult zebra mussels.