Clamshell-Bertha Lakes Association (CBLA) will hold its 2013 Annual Meeting & Picnic on Saturday, July 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the Ideal Park picnic shelter. Brats, buns, table service and utensils will be provided. You are asked to bring a dish to share (salad,beans, dessert, etc.) and your own beverage. Reservations are requiredand must be received by Monday, July 15. If you are interested in attending, please contact Jean at 218-543-4771 or e-mail at or Tom At 612-369-1881 or e-mail

The featured speaker will be one of the Park Rangers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Crosslake. Corrine Hodapp or Deborah Griffith will make the presentation. They will cover the reservoir, watershed, the dam, lake levels, recreational area highlights and any other issues of interest to Clamshell and Bertha residents. Time will be allowed for questions.

The goals of Clamshell-Bertha Lakes Association are to assist members in fostering long term health of our lakes and surrounding lands. Our association would like to increase its membership and there will be an opportunity to sign up and become a member at the picnic.