Lake Restoration Committee Update #4


The following information was prepared by the ILPOA Lake Restoration Committee. Any questions you have can be emailed to LakeRestore@ilpoa.org.

Fellow members,

By now, hopefully, you have had the opportunity to review the two previous informational videos explaining the situation we are facing with our lake’s health.

The video link below provides information on what needs to be considered when selecting a company to provide a solution. The Lake Restoration Committee has thoroughly investigated various options and carefully screened companies that can meet the needs to improve the health of our lake.  There are two companies that fit our requirements and have the capabilities to perform the necessary work to restore our lake to a much healthier state. 

The Lake Restoration Committee will soon select and present our recommendation to the board.  Price, past performance, and reference checks are among the top evaluation criterion and our final selection for recommendation will be made as soon as all the references have been thoroughly completed.

Please take the time to review the information included in the link and – if necessary – go back to the 2 previous releases to get additional information. As always, if you have a challenge or some constructive input, please feel free to reach out to us at LakeRestore@ILPOA.org.

Understand what to demand when specifying or assessing a proposed solution

Lake Restoration Committee Update #3 (3/8/20)

By now, hopefully you have had the opportunity to review the previous 2 informational videos explaining the situation we are facing with our lake’s health. The informational video included with this communication provides information on what needs to be considered when selecting a company to provide a solution. The Lake Restoration Committee has thoroughly investigated various options and carefully screened the ones considered finalists. SIS.bio was selected and we have followed up with several of their clients. Each reported extreme happiness with their approach, professionalism and timeliness of communication and test results.

Click on Link —-> Understand what to demand when specifying or assessing a proposed solution

In addition, the information in the attached document was requested to be posted to the Committee’s update as a result of their recent education sessions.

Lake Restoration Committee (lakerestore@ilpoa.org)

Lake Restoration Committee Update 03/04/20

If you haven’t taken the time to review the first video, please go to the previous communication and review the information provided. This second video covers various solutions attempted at other lake communities – as well as ours – to address the negative effects of eutrophication and why they fail to provide a sustainable solution.  It is around 4 minutes long and outlines why continued application of algicides actually adds to the problem.

In addition to offering this second video, we have member information meetings scheduled on Monday 3/02 in St Peters, MO and Monday 3/09 in Western St Louis. These are the second and third of four sessions aimed at providing our membership with the opportunity to ask questions, receive the most current updated information and provide any constructive feedback they may have. This Lake Restoration effort is a member driven initiative and we need all the input we can get so PLEASE attend one of the sessions and help us refine our approach.

  • Monday 3/09 / 7 – 8:30 p.m.
    • Oak Bend Library
    • 842 S. Holmes Ave St. Louis, MO  63122
  • Saturday 3/28 / 10 – 11:30 a.m.
    • Indian Lake Community center
  • Tuesday 4/14 / 7 – 8:30 p.m.
    • Daniel Boone Library
    • 300 Clarkson Road, Ellisville MO 63011

Click on this link: Understand how conventional treatments not only fail, but actually make the situation worse

Lake Restoration Committee Update (2/20/20)

The Lake Restoration Committee is made up of ILPOA Members. The purpose of the committee is to investigate, research, evaluate solutions and make recommendations regarding the long-term health of Indian Lake.

After a full review of the strategy, approach and Communication & Education plan presented to the BOD, the Lake Restoration Committee is moving forward towards a solution to our lake’s declining health and depth problem.  By decreasing the lake’s over-abundance of organic muck, this solution will be focused on accomplishing an increase in lake depth, improve the overall appearance and quality of our water, decrease the problematic (unrooted) aquatic plant life and provide the fish within our lake a much better opportunity to thrive. Over then next 3 months, we will be releasing a series of 5 videos outlining the issues facing our lake community. Each video will be 5-10 minutes in length and build on the information provided in previous videos.

This 1st video is 5.5 min long and outlines the natural process of lake eutrophication. It provides the basis of what solutions are required and how they will reverse this natural process and return our lake to a healthy balance

Understand the progressive process by which eutrophication takes place

In addition to the series of ongoing videos, we have scheduled four member information sessions throughout the area to provide each member reasonable opportunity to receive the most current data, ask any questions and provide their constructive input on how to refine the proposed solution to better meet the needs of our membership. Please take the time to view these short videos as well as attend at least 1 of the scheduled member sessions.

The following dates, times and locations have been reserved for these information sessions:

Monday 3/02. 7:00p – 8:30p: Spencer road Library (Youth Program Room)

  • 427 Spencer Road, St. Peter, MO  63376

Monday 3/09. 7:00p – 8:30p: Oak Bend Library

  • 842 S. Holmes Ave, St. Louis MO 63122

Saturday 3/28.  10:00a – 11:30a: ILPOA Community Building, Cuba MO 65453

Tuesday 4/14. 7:00p – 8:30p.: Daniel Boone Library

  • 300 Clarkson Road, Ellisville, MO 63011

Please direct any questions to the Lake Restoration Committee at lakerestore@ilpoa.org