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Previously Funded Projects

The following projects have been funded by the LMCD Save the Lake funds to help improve public safety, the environment, and public education.

2015 Projects Funded

1. On-Going LMCD Projects

  • 2015 Solar-Light Program – $3,000 for expansion and replacement of solar-lights.
  • 2015 Watercraft Safety Education Program – $6,000 for a Lake Minnetonka Boater Safety Education Program (geared to the youth).

2. Proposals Funded

  • Hennepin County Environment and Energy – $12,300 (partial funding) of electronic changeable message sign at Spring Park Bay public access.
  • Mound Fire Department – $4,650 to improve public safety on Lake Minnetonka through funding of public safety equipment.
  • Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office – up to $33,264 for an additional licensed deputy to increase and enhance Water Patrol services.

2014 Projects Funded

1. On-Going LMCD Projects

  • 2014 Solar-Light Program – $5,000 for expansion and replacement of solar-lights.
  • Watercraft Safety Education Program – $5,000 for a Lake Minnetonka Boater Safety Education Program (geared to the youth).

2. Proposals Funded

  • Hennepin County Environmental Services – $3,500 for the purchase of “No Anchoring” buoys for Big Island.
  • Mound Fire Department – $4,600 to improve public safety on Lake Minnetonka through funding of public safety equipment.

2013 Projects Funded

1.On-Going LMCD Projects

  • 2013 Solar-Light Program – $3,100 for expansion and replacement of solar-lights.
  • Watercraft Safety Education Program – $1,000 for a Lake Minnetonka Boater Safety Education Pilot Program (geared to the youth).

2. Proposals Funded

  • Funded projects were not solicited in 2013.

2012 Projects Funded

1. On-Going LMCD Project

  • 2012 Solar-Light Program – $4,000 for continued expansion and replacement of existing solar-lights.  This program was initiated in 2002 and its primary goal is to assist in nighttime navigation on Lake Minnetonka.

2. Proposals Funded

  • Hennepin County Sheriff’s Foundation – $13,676 for the purchase of  a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV).
  • Lake Minnetonka Association – $10,000 per bay or 25% of the commercial herbicide applicator invoice, whichever is less, subject to review and recommendations for the contractor to be selected and coordinated through the AIS Task Force). This is for the coordinated herbicide treatment project on Carmans, Grays, and Phelps Bays.  2012 was the fifth year of a five year pilot project exploring other techniques for the management of Eurasian Watermilfoil (EWM).
  • Long Lake Fire Department – $4,168 to improve public safety on Lake Minnetonka through  funding of new ice water rescue suits.
  • Bob Marcue- Libbs Lake POA – $2,470 for funding of one herbicide treatment in Libbs Lake.

2011 Projects Funded

1. On-Going LMCD Project

  • 2011 Solar-Light Program – $3,000 for continued expansion and replacement of existing solar-lights.  This program was initiated in 2002 and its primary goal is to assist in nighttime navigation on Lake Minnetonka.

2. Proposals Funded

  • Hennepin County Sheriff’s Water Patrol – $5,451 for the purchase of safety equipment to assist in their public safety efforts on Lake Minnetonka.
  • Lake Minnetonka Association – $30,000 ($10,000 per bay or 25% of the commercial herbicide applicator invoice, whichever is less). This is for the coordinated herbicide treatment project on Carmans, Grays, and Phelps Bays.  This is the fourth year of a five year pilot project exploring other techniques for the management of Eurasian Watermilfoil (EWM).
  • Wayzata Fire Department – $5,430 to improve public safety on Lake Minnetonka through partial funding of new fire rescue boat and safety equipment.

2010 Projects Funded

1. On-Going LMCD Projects

  • 2010 Solar-Light Program – $1,883 for continued expansion and replacement of existing solar-lights.
  • 2010  MN DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program – $14,880  was allocated to supplement LMCD Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Management Funds to continue contracting with the MN DNR to inspect incoming watercraft and trailers at selected public accesses.  The LMCD has partnered with the MN DNR on this project since 2001, with incremental expansion of hours and public accesses.

2. Proposals Funded

  • Hennepin County Sheriff’s Water Patrol – $3,526 for the purchase of safety equipment to assist in their public safety efforts on Lake Minnetonka.
  • Lake Minnetonka Association – $10,000 per bay or 25% of the commercial herbicide applicator invoice, whichever is less, subject to review and recommendations for the contractor(s) to be selected and coordinated through the LMCD’s AIS Task Force. This was for the coordinated herbicide treatment project on Carmans, Grays, and Phelps Bays.  This is the third year of a five year pilot project exploring other techniques for the management of EWM.
  • The Museum of Lake Minnetonka – $15,000 to assist in the funding for the restoration of the steamboat Minnehaha to improve public access to Lake Minnetonka.

2009 Projects Funded

1. On-Going LMCD Projects

  • 2009 Solar-Light Program – $6,576 for continued expansion and replacement of existing solar-lights
  • 2009 MN DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program – $7,000 was allocated to supplement the LMCD’s AIS Management Funds to continue contracting with the MN DNR to inspect incoming watercraft and trailers at selected public accesses.  The LMCD has partnered with the MN DNR on this project since 2001, with incremental expansion of hours and public accesses.

2. Proposals Funded

  • Environmental Sentry Protection (ESP) – $7,100 was allocated for the Grays and Maxwell Bay public accesses for the use of video monitoring in the LMCD’s efforts for AIS education and prevention.
  • Hennepin County Environmental Services – $3,741 for the purchase of 22 “No Anchoring” Buoys used at Big Island.
  • Hennepin County Sheriff’s Water Patrol – $4,555 for the purchase of safety equipment to assist in the public safety efforts on Lake Minnetonka.
  • Lake Minnetonka Association – $30,000 was allocated for the coordinated herbicide treatment project on Carmans, Grays, and Phelps Bays.  This was the second year of a five year pilot project exploring other techniques for the management of EWM.
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