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


Bar Stool Open 2021 Results

Winners from the 2021 Bar Stool Open.MINI-GOLF1. COVID Kings (107) 2. Pric’s w/ Putters (109) 3. Da Buoys (110)PONTOON DECORATING1. Toon Strokes 2. Bubble Bath Crew 3. Big OT-SHIRTS1. Price is Right 2. Price is Right 3. We Have the BobbersPHOTO CONTEST (randomly selected)1. Liz Obringer 2. Jody Meye


June 2021 LIA Member Meeting & Water Quality Update

Video from the June 2021 LIA Member Meeting plus slides from Dr. Stephen Jacquemin’s Grand Lake St. Marys water quality update are below. June 2021 Grand Lake St. Marys Water Quality Update from lakeimprovement


Soil Test Phosphorus Reduced in SWCD Program

News Release from Mercer Soil and Water Conservation District:Mercer Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) was awarded an Ohio EPA 319 grant in 2018 to install multiple best management practices in the Beaver Creek HUC-12 (Grand Lake St. Marys) watershed. Mercer SWCD offered cost-share to far


Signs of Water Quality Improvement at Grand Lake St Marys

ODNR News ReleaseVisitors to Grand Lake St Marys will be able to enjoy the water this weekend without a water quality advisory for the first time in more than 10 years, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).“It’s really encouraging to see the clear waters at Grand Lake St Mary


Algae Warning Signs Removed from Grand Lake St. Marys

The State of Ohio is removing toxic algae warning signs from Grand Lake St. Marys. The sign removal is in response to non-detect algae levels in the lake. Microcystin levels have been below the .30 mg/L threshold at the Celina Water Treatment Plant intake all year, similar to levels at Indian Lake a