Why We Treat for Curly Leaf Pondweed

Every Spring, Serpent Lake is treated with Aquathol K to control the invasive species called Curly Leaf Pondweed. It is the largest expense of the Serpent Lake Association. We spend between $15,000 to $20,000 annually to treat up to the permitted 50 acres. Our major funding source that is necessary to treat Curly Leaf is from our association members. One Twin Cities lake is now facing drastic measures to deal with the infestation of Curly Leaf. Read the article below for more information:

Normandale Lake Article

Obviously, Serpent Lake has much different characteristics than Normandale. However, Curly Leaf Pondweed needs our attention. Please consider an additional donation to the Serpent Lake Preservation Fund. The Lake Association Board tries to maintain funding for the current year of treatment, plus one additional year. See the fact sheet below about Curly Leaf:

Curly Leaf Fact Sheet

If you would like to make an additional donation, click on the “Donate Now” link at the top of the website. You can also send it to the association mailing address:

Serpent Lake Association
P.O. Box 580
Deerwood, MN 56444


Liquid Transfer Pump

Are you tired of lifting a 5 or 6 gallon gas can to fill your boat with fuel? Perhaps spilling more in the lake than you put in your boat? Are you not wanting to spend up to $250 for a fancy gas caddy? A Serpent Lake neighbor provided this solution: a battery operated liquid transfer pump. They cost around $15 and can transfer 6 gallons of gas into your boat in about 5 minutes without spilling a drop or doing any awkward lifting. Lots of brands are available. Just google battery operated liquid transfer pumps and choose from several brands that are available on line.