Brice Prairie Conservation Association

Preserving Lake Onalaska and the Black River Bottoms

Minutes of August 25, 2004 Meeting

The evening started with an invited presentation by Jim Nissen, USFWS, on the proposed dredging/restoration project on Lake Onalaska (the Brice Prairie Barrier Islands Protection Project). Following Jim's presentation, a lunch was served and the business meeting commenced at 8:45 p.m.


The woodduck house construction activities are progessing well, with about one-half of the 100-house goal now met. Construction will continue on the first and third Wednesdays of the month during September (at the lodge, starting at 5:30 p.m.). Production reports are now due so that the 2004 report can be finalized.

The BPCA web site is up a running. You can find it at:

John Wetzel suggested that a gun raffle during waterfowl season might be another way to raise money for the dredging/restoration project. Matter referred to the Board of Directors.

Big Buck/Big Doe contest is open. $5.00 to enter; two winners spilt the pot.

Marc Schultz submitted our name to the county as an interested party for the operation of the Oktoberfest parking lot as a fund-raising activity.

Leif Tolokken announced that the date and time for the fall river clean-up will be Sept. 8 (Wed.) at 5:30 p.m. Meet at the French Island/Spillway boat landing.

There being no further business at the moment, the meeting was adjourned.

Dick and Mary Hellerude will provide the lunch at the September meeting.