To protect and enhance the aquatic ecosystem of Norway Lake, Norway Brook and adjacent waterways for the benefit of all who enjoy time on or near the water.
A record 50% of property owners on Norway Lake and Norway Brook chose to support the association with their dues and donations last year. That is twice the average membership rate for lake associations around the state. Together, we've accomplished much!
Member dues and donations make the association possible. Whether you are a new member, or renewing your support for 2021, please support our mission by joining today!
While paying your membership and making donations online is preferred, you may print this form to
Your annual dues support the basic operations of the association, including liability insurance for members performing official duties and the operation of equipment and motor vehicles, web hosting costs, and miscellaneous expenses.
Donations are to the association what fish are to the lake - without fish, there's not much going on below the surface, and without your generous donation, the same would be true of the association. Donations cover about half the cost of controlling curly leaf pondweed, with the grants from the DNR and Cass County Soil and Water Conservation providing the rest of the funding required. The cost of harvesting nuisance native plants during the summer months is covered entirely by donations.
All donations are greatly appreciated. Use the tap below to make a donation that fits your budget.
Some members prefer to manage aquatic plants along their shoreline by way of mechanical harvesting. The association provides this service through the volunteer efforts of those who maintain and operate the association's equipment.
The optimal time to harvest most aquatic plants is late June - early July, when the plants are prominent enough to cut, but not so overgrown that they quickly fill the bed of the harvester. This is particularly true of Wild Rice, which becomes very bulky by mid-late July. For this reason, later season harvesting may require additional fees.
In some cases, a permit from the DNR is required to harvest aquatic plants. Property owners are responsible for obtaining permits prior to harvesting. You'll find more information here and the permit application site here.
A DNR permit is required. The permit is good as long as one owns the property. The channel may extend as far as necessary to reach open water. Note that very long distances may require additional fees.
A DNR permit is not required. The channel cut must remain in the same location year to year. Additional fees may apply for channels in excess of 100'.
A permit is not required for harvesting areas of 2,500 sq. ft or less. Areas may be 50' long, or half the length of the shoreline, whichever is less, and extend 50' into the lake.
A permit from the DNR is required. Areas may be 50' along the shore or half of the shoreline, which ever is less, and extend 100' into the lake.
Some circumstances require additional harvesting fees which are determined through discussion with the property owner(s). Use this tab to pay non-standard harvesting fees as approved by the association.