Meeting Schedule

2018 RTLIA Meeting dates are scheduled at the Trade Lake Town Hall on Saturdays at 9 a.m. on the following dates:

May 19
June 23
July 7  (Picnics*)
August 18
September 15 (Annual Meeting and Elections)

*Long Trade Picnic is TBD



Welcome to the Round-Trade Lake Improvement Association(RTLIA) website.   We are a group of lake enthusiasts made up of lake shore owners and lake neighbors working to preserve the health of our waters for all to enjoy.  We are 100% dependent on membership dues and donations.

How can you help?

There are two ways you can help with lake management:

  • Become a yearly member of the Round-Trade Lake Association at a household cost of $40.00 per year.
  • Enter the amount of time you spend working on lake/lakeshore cleanup into the Volunteer Hours page on this site.

See the Round-Trade Lake Improvement Association FAQ to get additional information about the association.

Review the Current Grants that RTLIA is working with and check out the approved tasks that can be applied to Volunteer Hours here.


NEW!  Round Trade Lakes 2018 Chemical Treatment of Curly-leaf Pondweed and Eurasioan Watermilfoil

NEW! Buoy Memo Presented to Town of Trade Lake by RTLIA President Reid McFarlane

May 2018 RTLIA Meeting Minutes posted here.

April 2018 Newsletter posted here.


A big THANKS to the Town of Trade Lake!

On April 19, 2018, the Town board for Trade Lake approved a donation of $5,000 to help meet the match requirements for the DNR grants that have been awarded to the RTLIA.  In early April, the Wisconsin DNR awarded the Round Trade Lake Improvement Association almost $200,000 over the next three years to assist with invasive species cleanup for Big and Little Trade as well as Long Trade Lake.  The donation by the Town of Trade Lake will be applied to the 25% match that is required by the DNR in order to qualify for the grants.

The DNR grants as well as the Trade Lake donation would not have happened if it weren’t for the RTLIA officers, administrators and association members who put forth great effort.  Thank You to all!

If you would like to assist in this effort please consider joining the association for $40.00 per household per year and/or applying Volunteers Hours towards the match.  See Current Grants here.


2018 Aquatic Plant Management Proposal:                                                                                        

Curly-leaf pondweed and Eurasian watermilfoil suggested treatment costs are listed below.

Long Trade Lake:     $4,960
Round Lake:            $12,320
Little Trade Lake:     $7,000
Big Trade Lake:       $21,700







Water Quality Alert:

Big and Little Trade Lakes join Round and Long Trade on the impaired waters list for 2018.