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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.

Questions?  Contact us at

Notice on Lake Buoys:  The RTLIA does not govern lake buoy placement- placement is managed by the Town Board where the lake resides.

September 2018 Meeting Minutes posted here.

August 2018 Newsletter posted here.

Topics Include

  • AIS Treatment Update
  • Buoy Guidelines and recent activity
  • Help Needed:  Volunteers, New Members and Board Members
  • September 15 Annual Meeting and Elections – Town of Trade Lake Hall.  9:00am

 2018 Aquatic Plant Management Proposal and Completed Treatment:                                                                                    

Completed Round Trade Lakes 2018 Chemical Treatment of Curly-leaf Pondweed and Eurasian Watermilfoil- By Dave Blumer- LEAPS, August 7, 2018

Planning for chemical management of curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) and Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) in
the Trade Lakes (Long Trade, Round, Little Trade, & Big Trade) began in late 2017 and continued through
early 2018. Management planning was completed using funds from an existing Wisconsin DNR grant,
but implementation in 2018 was dependent on receiving additional grant funding. Three Aquatic
Invasive Species Control grants were applied for in February 2018: one each for Long Trade Lake, Round
Lake, and a combined grant application for Big and Little Trade Lakes. This grant funding was awarded to
the tune of about $156,000.00 over three years. Along with this award about $52,000.00 worth of
donated services, volunteer time, and cash are required as sponsor match over the same three years.

One of the largest expenses associated with the new grants was chemical management of CLP and EWM
in the system. Proposal for chemically treating 6.8 acres of CLP and EWM in Long Trade Lake; 8.86 acres
of EWM in Round Lake; 7.42 acres of CLP and 4.11 acres of EWM in Little Trade Lake; and 13.28 acres of
EWM in Big Trade Lake were made. These treatment proposals were accepted by the WDNR and were
implemented on May 29 & 30, 2018 by Northern Aquatic Services out of Dresser, WI.



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.








On the Side:

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