Directors’ meetings usually occur monthly, on the second Monday of the month, at 7:00 pm, at the Forest Town Hall on County Road 1, about two miles west of I-35.  All association members are welcome to attend.  

November 13th 2017 Agenda

I: Open meeting and noting time

2: Approval of past month’s minutes

3: Review of Treasurer’s report and current membership records

    • Approve payment of any bills

4: Review of Project reports

    1. Watershed (Keith) 
    2. Carp (Jason Wood)  
    3. Native plantings (Dean)
    4. Sediment
    5. Invasive weeds (Keith)
    6. LID (Brian Panettiere)

6: Update on race (Dean)

7. Publicity (Julie)

8. Old business:

Partnership with the Tri-Lakes Sportsman Club on a lake improvement project.

9. New business

2015/2016 Annual Report is now available

April 2017 (2015-2016 annual report)
Previous years’ reports can be found on the Annual Reports, Newsletters & Surveys page.

Lake Improvement District (LID)


 Make a contribution to the Lake Improvement Fund

A few years ago, Circle Lake Association established a Lake Improvement Fund, with 100% of the net contributions going toward projects designed to improve our lake water quality.  A September 2015 newspaper article (link here) talked about those efforts, and our web site, www.circlelake.org, has a Lake Improvement Efforts section detailing our project work.  We have been proud and fortunate to draw financial support from other non-profit organizations on some of these projects, and we have a lot of great ideas in the works.  To implement them, though, we need funds.

 Click here to give!  Or, You can mail a donation to us at
Circle Lake Association
PO Box 147
Northfield, MN 55057

 Circle Lake Association in the news!

The Northfield News recently ran a front-page article about our lake cleanup efforts (“Circle Lake Association leads charge to improve water quality”).  An even more recent article discusses the efforts of Circle Lake Association and other local non-profits to raise money on Give to the Max Day – Thursday, November 12, 2015.



There are new carp  project updates available.  Click on the here to view them.

 The Rice County Soil and Water District

The Rice County Soil and Water District has a few items that can be borrowed or rented for seed planting, tree pruning, and buckthorn removal.  They have asked us to let you know of a new addition to their inventory.  A Dew Drop Drill is now available to rent. This drill can be pulled by any ATV or small tractor.  It is great for many purposes including food plots, buffer strips, CRP, and pollinator habitat. It has a 3 ft. seeding width and can handle a large variety of seed types.  Rental fee is $90 per day. To see all the items available to rent or borrow please click on this link.

 The Carl & Verna Schmidt Foundation

In August 2014, we were awarded a $10,000 grant from the Carl & Verna Schmidt Foundation to do an erosion-control project designed to reduce the flow of water over Culver Trail and toward the lake during heavy rainfalls, and thereby reduce the contaminants entering the lake.  We did the work in September and now have three berms and three log cribs in place for future rainfall events.  Read a project summary here.  Other lake-improvement news is available on our Lake Improvement page.

2014 Annual Report is now available

Previous years’ reports can be found on the Annual Reports, Newsletters & Surveys page.