Save the Lake is an initiative of the Lake Minnetonka Conservation District established back in the 1970’s as a supplemental funding source to the LMCD’s primary operating budget. This fund was created to address the Lake’s supplemental needs of public safety, environmental, and public service/education.
Contributions to Save the Lake are generally tax deductible to individuals under the IRS Code 26 USC Section 170 (b)(1)(a) because contributions to any political subdivision of any state for exclusively public purposes are deductible. The LMCD is a political subdivision of the State of Minnesota under Minnesota Statutes Section 103B.605, Subdivision 1.
Save the Lake urges you to read through the Funding Criteria and previously funded projects list to see just exactly how your donations are being spent. Save the Lake sends out two solicitation letters to local residents and businesses. If you would like to be added to this mailing list, please contact the LMCD through our contact form or phone. If you would like to make a donation online, to the right is a link to contribute via PayPal. Otherwise, you may mail your donation via a check to:
Save the Lake
c/o Lake Minnetonka Conservation District
23505 Smithtown Road, Suite 120
Shorewood, MN 55331