The Squash Lake Association was awarded a $4000 grant from the Sokaogon Chippewa Community (Mole Lake) to assist in our efforts in Clean Boats Clean Waters, Eurasian Water Milfoil Control, and lake habitat preservation. The award ceremony at the Mole Lake Lodge in Mole Lake, Tuesday January 19, 2016 was attended by Dan Butkus, association President, and Janet Appling, a Squash Lake resident and association member. Squash Lake was one of only five lake groups in Oneida, Forest, and Langlade Counties to receive a grant from the Sokaogon in 2016.
The Squash Lake Association wishes to thank the Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Tribal Chair Chris McGeshick, and Sokaogon Fisheries Biologist Mike Preul, for their generosity and commitment to ongoing relations between us, and for their support of our efforts on Squash Lake.
Upcoming joint projects between the Sokaogon Chippewa Community and the Squash Lake Association will be posted soon.
Squash Lake has been twice blessed. A second* large tract of Squash Lake shoreline has been preserved for posterity. Pat Dugan and Sue Hausserman-Dugan have made an outright donation of 4,000 feet of shoreline conservation land to the Northwoods Land Trust.** The land features a long narrow esker ridge which extends out into the lake. It will be known as the Dugan Squash Lake Nature Preserve. We are eternally grateful to Pat and Sue for this generous gift.
Hopefully, the generosity and forethought of Roger, Pat and Sue will inspire other Squash Lake residents to consider putting their shoreline into a conservation trust…..gifts that leave a lasting legacy.
*Roger Degris donated 3,863 ft of shoreline to the Northwoods Land Trust.
**Learn more about the Northwoods Land Trust at http://www.northwoodslandtrust.org. Explore possible tax advantages.
Another way to reduce the amount of development on the shores of Squash Lake is to consider putting your shoreland into the land trust. The shoreline that rings the big bay/marsh where the loons and Sandhill Cranes nest is especially vulnerable and vital to the health of our lake.
501c3 is a Coming
We are officially a 501c3 Tax Deductable organization . The effective date is Dec, 2005.
This means donations to SLA are deductable on your taxes.
Squash has been awarded both the grants from the state that we applied for. The 1st was an Early Response grant for AIS and the 2nd was an AIS Educational grant.
Individuals will now be able to claim any donations to the Squash Lake Association as a charitable tax deduction pending approval of our 501c3 application. We hope that this will serve as an incentive for people to donate to SLA to help preserve Squash Lake as a pristine resource for future generations. Individuals may now even consider including SLA in their estate planning to leave a lasting legacy Thank you to Gary Cirilli for doing all the legal work and to Mike Hauser of Northland Accounting for donating his time in filing the application.
It is going to take everyone working together to fight the Eurasian Watermilfoil.
Please join if you aren’t a member yet and send your dues of $25/ yr to:
Janet Appling 7324 Peninsula Rd, Rhinelander WI 54501
AMOUNT: $25.00 PHONE:________________________________________________________________
Squash Lake Association
P O Box 511
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Many of you had to mail your dues twice due to a transposition of the numbers of the PO Box. It was printed incorrectly in the last newsletter and on the statement. The box number should be 511 not 115. It was my mistake and I am very sorry for the inconvenience. SORRY, Janet Appling