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Doreen Donald, Clare Hands

Anne Gourlay-Langlois, Rob Bell, Doreen Donald

Lynn Bell



2016 Loon Census Report

Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists release the 2016 survey of loon population
on Mississippi Lake.

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Predatory Birds on Our Lake:

The Osprey

Doreen Donald takes a close look at the Osprey, one of our native predators. 

A healthy Osprey population indicates a healthy lake.

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2017 President's Message

President, Rob Bell reviews a busy 2016 and sets new targets for 2017.  Read the full article.

From the Air

Russell Holmes takes to the air again in his float-equipped Kit Fox (TJN)* to bring us more dramatic aerial photos of Mississippi Lake.

*See "Tango-Juliet_November in the 2015 edition of the Mississippi Belle (Archives)

Septic Inspection

Rob and Lynn Bell reveal how they learned to love the septic inspector.

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Stewardship of our Lake 

What is meant when we talk about stewardship of our lake? For me, it means taking care of something we all love and want to enjoy for years to come.

Claudia Baker talks about her experience with blue-green algae and how she plans to make a difference on her Squaw Point Road property.



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