Board Members – if you are interested to learn more about all that the board does to manage the lake and provide ideas and ongoing support of the numerous activities throughout the year, we welcome anyone interested in attending one of the monthly board meetings to determine if you would like to join the board of directors or simply attend meetings, learn and contribute ideas.
Milfoil Weed Watchers – the more people we can have looking for milfoil the better. The best way is with polarized sunglasses on a stand up paddle board, canoe, kayak, or boat. There are many resources to learn what milfoil looks like including going to YouTube and searching for Beaver Lake Milfoil to see a couple of our divers in action. We also have an underwater drone to search for milfoil and you can be trained to use it to map out plants in the lake for the diver team.
Milfoil Dive Team – primarily the need is for people in kayaks or stand up paddle boards to watch over the divers and ensure boats stay away. The majority of the diving occurs in the morning on Saturdays and Sundays. In addition we are always looking for divers to help manually remove milfoil. Training is required by the state and is available this season. The minimum requirement is that you are already a certified Open Water Diver.
Lake Hosts– this is the team that educates boaters at the ramp to clean, drain and dry their boats and performs a check of boats and trailers to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species – both entering and leaving the lake. There are opportunities for weekend mornings from 7-11am and various times during the week.
Water Testing– samples are obtained from the lake and several of the streams that lead to the lake. This activity is performed monthly from June through September. The sampling must occur during the week in order to quickly return the samples to the state laboratory. There is a team of volunteers trained by the state and they can always use more help and show you the process.
Fishing Derby– now that we are getting back to “normal” the fishing derby will be coming back this season. We can use help at the table to check the kids in and out as well as support with obtaining donations as prizes.
Dock Team – the Spring and Fall activity that has helped many neighbors to install and remove docks. If you are able to help out one weekend or several, we can always use helping hands. The more people we have each weekend the faster we are able to install and remove docks.
If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities or would like to volunteer your time, please email BLIA@Beaver-Lake.org