The Clamshell-Bertha Lakes Association's annual meeting and brunch will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Ideal Township Community Center.

Board members will provide egg dishes, fruit, pastries, juice and coffee. The presenter will be Mike Verhoeven, a graduate student at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center who is working toward a Ph.D. in conservation science with a focus on fisheries and aquatic biology.

Verhoeven's research focuses on ecology and management of aquatic invasive plants.

If not already a member, or for people who haven't renewed memberships yet, the dues are $20 per family to support CBLA's commitment to fostering the long-term health of lakes and land for future generations.

Sign up is available at the meeting. Checks can also be sent to CBLA, PO Box 193, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472. RSVPs can be made with Tom Skluzacek at 612-369-1881 or