The Serpent Lake Association is incorporated as a not-for-profit (501c3) organization in the State of Minnesota. A volunteer Board of Directors is elected and serves to protect the lake and the surrounding properties. SLA has no power to make laws, regulate or enforce - it is not a governmental body.
SLA serves as a communication vehicle to educate and inform, monitor water quality and clarity, install and remove safety buoys, serve as a liason between government agencies (village, city, county, township, and state) and lakeshore residents in matters that pertain to our lake and community.
In recent years, SLA has also had to respond to the threat of the invasive species, curly leaf pond weed. Because of a significant infestation, and the lack of state funds to treat it, SLA has had to embark on fund raising efforts to pay for treatment and control. This effort is likely to continue into the future while we are also on the lookout for evidence of other infestions now present in nearby lakes.
Membership is open to all who live on the lake, or who use or have interest in Serpent Lake. The address: Serpent Lake Association, P.O. 580, Deerwood, MN 56444.
Our website www.serpentlake.org is a good source for news about the lake and community.