Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Association, Inc.

(920) 356-1200

Support for the Formation of a Lake District

The Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Association is supporting the formation of a public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district as the best way to manage Beaver Dam Lake.

A lake district is a recognized unit of government that could be most effective at obtaining funding, enlisting technical assistance and pooling the efforts of people, as well as private and public agencies.

A Lake District is formed by the Dodge County Board when 51% of the property owners in the proposed district sign a petition supporting the formation of a Lake District. Those petitions are being mailed to property owners who own property that touches the Beaver Dam Lake.

Along with the petition was a map of the proposed district and a Q&A providing information on a Lake District along with an illustrative budget detailing an example of a Lake District budget. (click below for a copy of this information). All Lake District budgets must be approved by the Lake District property owners thus this is only an example.

The property owners were encouraged to sign the petition and return it to the BDLIA. They were also invited to attend one of 4 informational meetings that are scheduled for April 21, 22, 25 and 26 at John’s Bar, 1201 Madison St in Beaver Dam. (see our schedule of events for times of these meetings)
[Lake District Q&A's]     [Lake District Map]

Fish Stocking

Fish Being Stocked in Beaver Dam Lake

Fish Being Stocked in Beaver Dam Lake

The Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Association had three major fish stockings of walleye, perch and bluegills in Beaver Dam Lake over the past month. In late September, 5,560 six to eight inch walleyes were placed in the lake. This is to supplement the DNR’s stocking of 215,000 small fingerlings last year. The DNR walleye stocking is done every other year. In October, over 20,000 three to five inch yellow perch were placed in the lake. This was followed with the stocking of over 71,500 two to four inch bluegills in early November.

BDLIA was again offered a great end of season price on bluegills by one of BDLIA’s suppliers. The committee took advantage of the offer, as bluegills are a favorite of the pan fish anglers on the lake and bluegills are an excellent predator of carp eggs.

This fall’s fish stocking continued BDLIA’s very aggressive fish stocking program. In the fall of 2106, similar numbers of the same species were stocked. “This program combined with our work with providing more fish habitat has helped in producing some good fishing on Beaver Dam Lake this summer and early fall. The perch and walleye fishing were particularly good,” stated Randy Schade, Chair of the Fish Program Committee.

The BDLIA fish stocking programs are supported with funds from contributions, donations, the fundraising banquet and fish tournaments. “Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have been able to invest over $40,000 in our stocking programs over the past two years,” stated Bill Boettge, President of BDLIA. “Funds donated to BDLIA are invested back into the lake via these stocking programs, as well as our work at improving water quality.”

Accepting Healthy Lakes Grant Applications

BDLIA received two Healthy Lakes grant applications for 2018.

Please contact us if you are interested in applying for 2019. You can qualify for up to $1,000 in grant money for native gardens, rain gardens and other projects. Follow this link for Healthy Lakes project descriptions healthylakeswi.com/best-practices/.

For more information and an application, contact BDLIA.
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