LIA Election Announcement

The Lake Improvement Association will hold its annual elections on Saturday, December 3, 2022, during the LIA Member Meeting at the Celina Moose. As required by the by-laws, the election committee consisting of trustees Seth Brigham, Michael Emans and Brian Monroe will conduct the election for the f


Kids Fishing Derby 2022 Recap (Video)

The Lake Improvement Association held its annual Kids Fishing Derby for developmentally disabled children on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 at the East Bank Pond at Grand Lake St. Marys.More than 250 local children enjoyed a day of fishing and feasting, as we served over 670 hot dogs, cookies and other fa


LIA Launches New Microcystin Levels Page

The Lake Improvement Association often receives inquiries about Grand Lake St. Marys water quality. In an effort to keep the public informed, we’ve launched a new page that displays current and historical microcystin levels in Grand Lake St. Marys.The page features a graphic that compares current an


ODNR Honors Theresa Dirksen with The Cardinal Award

Mercer County Soil & Water Conservation District Engineer Theresa Dirksen was recently presented the prestigious Cardinal Award by the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources for her efforts to improve Grand Lake St. Marys water quality.Per ODNR’s website:Theresa Dirksen has made great efforts and strides t


Sunset Beach Within State Safety Guidelines for July 4th Weekend

Current readings at Sunset Beach show that it is well within the safety guidelines set by the State of Ohio.We do know that weather circumstances can have an impact on water quality readings on the lake, but for the 4th of July holiday weekend, we are pleased to report that the current readings at S


2022 Grand Lake Scavenger Hunt Winners

Hey there, Scavenger Hunters! Thank you for participating in this year’s Grand Lake Scavenger Hunt. Here are the winners (more information below on how to claim your prizes).Scorecard WinnersThese randomly drawn winners will receive a check from the Lake Improvement Association (we have reached out


Algae Warning Signs Posted at GLSM

The State of Ohio is posting algae warning signs at the beaches and boat ramps on Grand Lake St. Marys, as current microcystin levels exceed the 8 ug/L threshold. The City of Celina will continue testing weekly, and if levels drop below the threshold for two consecutive weeks, the signs will be remo


VIDEO: April 2022 LIA Member Meeting

Watch video from the April 2022 Lake Improvement Association member meeting.Video from the April 2022 Lake Improvement Association member meeting.


Grand Lake Chili Cookoff Winners

The Lake Improvement Association and Brew Nation in Celina teamed up to host the third annual Grand Lake Chili Cookoff on March 19, 2022.More than 60 participants sampled chili from eight local contestants during this fun-filled day.The winners were:1st Place (tie): Boilermaker Chili (Jennifer Bisho


MHS & CHS Students Donate $3,500 for Lake Improvement

Students at Celina High School and Memorial High School (St. Marys) recently joined forces to raise funds to help improve Grand Lake St. Marys.The students thought it would be fun to have a friendly competition between the schools to see who could raise the most money for the lake, a resource both c


Mercer SWCD 2022 Tree Sales

Mercer SWCD is holding its annual tree sale! Check out the flyer, ordering form and tree descriptions below. Tree availability is limited and certain species are in short supply, so check out the Mercer SWCD Facebook page to stay up-to-date on tree species availability.March 5th is the deadline to g


LIA Winter Icebreaker Dance & Fundraiser: Feb. 19, 2022

Dance & fundraiser to benefit lake improvement efforts.Back by popular demand, Fleetwood 2 the Max (Fleetwood Mac cover band) and New Frontiers (Journey cover band) will be performing hits spanning 60’s rock to today’s chart toppers at the Lake Improvement Association Winter Icebreaker 2022! The eve


Grand Lake St. Marys Improvement: 2021 in Review

A recap of lake improvement successes during 2021.Many people and organizations collaborated to make 2021 an excellent year for Grand Lake St. Marys improvement, from water quality and amenities to recreational experiences and economy. Community support is a major driver of those efforts, and the La


VIDEO: Nov. 2021 LIA Member Meeting

The November 2021 LIA member meeting plus a water quality PowerPoint presentation shared by Dr. Stephen Jacquemin.Video from the November 2021 LIA member meeting, plus a Grand Lake St. Marys water quality PowerPoint presentation shared by Wright State University-Lake Campus Biology Professor Stephen


LIA Commits $5,000 to Toxic Algae Research

The Lake Improvement Association recently committed $5,000 for toxic algae research led by Dr. Stephen Jacquemin, Professor of Biology at Wright State University Lake-Campus. The project’s overarching objective is to determine whether the reduction in toxicity, but not biomass, measured in Grand Lak


DMRA Construction Underway

Photo Credit: Dave ShanerDave Shaner sent us this overhead photo of the new Dredge Material Relocation Areas (DMRAs) being constructed at Aquaview (the old Uppenkamp property) by Grand Lake St. Marys.Per Ohio Dredging Program Administrator Tom Grabow, three DMRAs are being constructed on the site, e


LIA donates $250 to Soil & Water conservation poster contest

The Lake Improvement Association recently donated $250 to sponsor the Mercer County Soil & Water Conservation District’s annual conservation poster contest to recognize Soil & Water Stewardship Week, to be celebrated April 24-May1, 2022. The funds will be used to cover display of the winners and pri


LIA Executive Board Election: Submit Your Nominees

Submit your nominees for the LIA executive board.On December 4, the LIA will hold its annual election during its December meeting at the Celina Moose.Nominations are requested for 5 officer positions and three trustee positions listed below. The LIA officers have appointed an election committee cons