Census 2020 update

Third Lake is doing pretty good at responding, but we can still do better. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location. Don’t put it off!

Visit https://2020census.gov/ today!

April Village Vine

The April Village Vine was delivered this week (finally!) It was sent to the publisher in the middle of March before the stay at home order was issued and the post office had a few snags in delivery. Much of the information is now outdated due to the lateness and the uncertain times that we are in today. We will not be sending a May Vine but stay tuned on our website or Facebook for any important information and happenings in the Village.

A few things to note:

– The Sunshine Garage Sale that was scheduled for May 14,
15 and 16 will be postponed.
– The Plant Sale at Independence Grove has been cancelled.
– The Mainsail drainage project is almost complete.

Happy Earth Day and Stay Safe Third Lake!

Lakes Appreciation Month

The North American Lake Management Society has a list of activities and resources to help curb boredom, encourage creativity and learning, and have some fun while stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The activities are for students, families, and professionals and include live lake webcams, tours of national parks, activity sheets, STEM resources, webinars and more.

Visit the website


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (CDT)

With many parents with school age children learning from home, Waste Management-Illinois Missouri Valley Area is delighted to present an educational webinar to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.

Waste Management hopes you and your family join us for our LIVESTREAM 2020 WM EARTH DAY WEBINAR as they present Recycle U – information on the history of Earth Day along with how your curbside recyclables are sorted and made into new products.

Kurt Thiede, Regional Administrator – U.S. EPA – Region 5
Stanley Merritt, Ph.D., National Sustainability Leader

To join the Webinar, click here: https://video.ibm.com/channel/DGpcSSjPybZ

Waste Management looks forward to celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day together with you.

Yard Waste Collection and Burning

Spring is here and the weather is almost allowing us to get in our yards and gardens. The yard waste program from Waste Management begins on April 1st. You can purchase yard stickers from the Village Hall by calling with a credit card or sending a check for the amount of stickers that you need. Someone will either deliver the stickers to you or you can arrange for a time to pick up. Due to COVID-19 the Village Hall is closed to the public so do not come to the Village without calling first.

Waste Management has indicated that the leaf collection is not impacted by coronavirus as this time, however this will be monitored and could change depending on the availability of drivers.

Starting April 15, residents are allowed to burn yard waste. Burning can take place through May 15. Please refer to the Burn Ordinance for rules regarding burning.