SAFETY REMINDER:  DON’T MESS WITH THE MAMMALS!

Our lakes are home to many types of wildlife, including beavers, otters, raccoons and muskrats. They thrive in remote lakeside areas well away from our beaches, and avoid people by nature.

We are reminding Colonists that while these animals may look cute, they should ALWAYS be viewed from a good distance and never harassed or followed. They are much faster, swim much better, bite much harder, and have lived here much longer than Lakers have.

Like other wildlife, they can be aggressive when feeding or protecting their young...

neither of which you may notice when first encountering one.

So if you see a furry critter, grab a pair of binoculars and enjoy them from a nearby dock.

They are part of what makes our town special!

 

 

Nokomis Forest Special Q&A

Meeting Data - click HERE!

NOKOMIS FOREST (previously Paradise Forest) REFERENDUM PASSES

The Medford Lakes Colony held a vote on May 30, 2019, asking our membership if they supported acquiring and preserving wooded land adjacent to Nokomis School.  The referendum passed 551-89 (with 1 abstention).  The Colony would like to thank all member households that voted, and will provide more information about the acquisition soon.

Many volunteer Colonists worked on the project and referendum in some manner, and the Colony would like to recognize EVERYONE who assisted, as well as the MLEF Board and the Property Sellers.  We look forward to Summer Campers, Schoolchildren, and our entire membership enjoying the forest forever!

Rededication of E. Earle Jackson

Memorial Park - July 15, 2019

Photographs by Twilight Blue Photography

E. EARLE JACKSON MEMORIAL MONUMENT
AND PARK REVITALIZATION PROJECT

On Monday, July 15 the replica E. Earle Jackson Memorial was dedicated on the 80th Anniversary of the original Monument lost in the flood of 2004.

The Monument's new location serves as an inviting connective gateway between Oaks Hall, the 9/11 Memorial and Trading Post Way to the west, and Beach One, Vaughan Hall and Brooks Field to the east.

Thank you to Project Managers Kent Hardwick and Brent Blanchard along with Craftsmen George Wiker, Tim Lotierzo, Gary Mercy, Steve Gibson, Brian Bennett, Jason Jenkins, Joseph Adamson, Ernie Flake and Andy Flake.

Additional donors of materials and expertise include Tommy Sanson, Sonny Piech, Steve Heicklen, Justin Sederat, Jim Jefferson, Tom Wiker, John Gallimore, A. J. Hawthorne, Robert Burton, Orest Kindrachuck, Ed Abert, Steven Gibson, Jeremy Sviben, John Snyder, Bill Frame, Don Schroeder and Rob Shoaf.

The funding for this project was provided by the Medford Lakes Recreation Improvement Fund, the Medford Lakes Canoe Carnival Committee, the Medford Lakes Lions, and donations from many generous individuals and families.

Thank you to everyone who was a part of making this remarkable Jackson Monument a reality.