watershed and lake management. conservation. recreation.
Beaches and Campground are Closed for the Season
(As of 9/19/2022)
Our Next RCD Board Meeting will be
Thursday, February 9th
Lost Lake RCD Calendar
Want to know the upcoming dates of RCD meetings and events, Lake Court Center rentals, and key community activities?
OPEN HOUSE FOR BECKY MILLER & SUSAN STEFFENS:
February 26th from 1pm – 4pm at Lake Court Center.
RCD Newsletter Article:
See the latest RCD Newsletter Article HERE.
Save your Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House.
Save your Plastic Lids for A Bench for Caps projects.
Please bring these recycled items to the RCD office.
Over the years, silt and sediment has built up on the lakebed which reduces the depth of the waterways making boating more difficult, spurs algae growth and aquatic weed infestations, and leads to poor conditions for fish. Without thoughtful action now, our beloved Lost Lake will eventually become silted in. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
Lake Dredging Update
The Illinois EPA has approved our second round of silt testing, which means that we can move ahead with our hydraulic dredge project. Scott Brown from Wendler Engineering and Joe Rush, our aquatic management consultant are currently working on a bid spec that should be completed in January. Once a contractor is secured, we will have a more definitive timeline for completion. We will continue to provide updates as this highly anticipated project progresses.
The Nachusa Grasslands' Orland Track, located north of the creek near the dam and north of the RCD property, is planning a controlled burn in February of 2023. A notice will be sent out to the community prior to the burn.
The RCD stocked the following fish recently:
Walleye: 6”— 8”/300
Smallmouth Bass: 5”— 8”/400
Muskie: 10”— 12”/30