Are you ready for summer? Now’s the best time to take a boater safety course. The Illinois DNR has links to classes on their website.
Have you noticed the large amount of Canadian geese on the lakes this year? They are enjoyable to watch, however they can be very loud (especially at 2 a.m.) and geese that are no longer migrating can cause problems with the quality of the lake. There are a few things that you can do to help both the geese and the lake. The most important is do not feed the geese. Read the linked article for more information.
We have had residents express concerns about hearing gunfire.Waterfowl hunting is allowed in unincorporated areas. Illinois Department of Natural Resources regulates size and power of the shotguns and requires hunters to be at least 100 yards away from an inhabited dwelling. If you would like additional information please click here to access the DNR Hunting and Trapping Regulations.