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


PLEASE HELP!  Donation from Town of Trade Lake will be requested- April 19, 2018

Letter from RTLIA President Reid McFarlane:

Friends of the RTLIA

On behalf of the Round Trade Lakes Improvement Association I will be requesting $5,000 from the Town of Trade Lake at their General meeting following their Board meeting which begins at 6 PM Thursday April 19th at the Trade Lake Town Hall. I have met or talked with each of the three supervisors to explain our request.

Such a donation by the town would help us meet the match required by the three large DNR Grants we will receive for the coming years, and one grant still active for Big Trade lake. These Grants for the three lakes in the town of Trade Lake amount to almost $200,000 over the next three years.

If you can attend, fine, or you can call the following Trade Lake Board members to show your support for this request:

Jim Melin, 715-488-2261
Roger Hinrichs, 715-327-8640
Jeff Lade, 715-488-2758

Reid McFarlane, President


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.