Lake Minnetonka Conservation District

Welcome to Lake Minnetonka

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Preserving and Enhancing the Lake Minnetonka Experience since 1967

The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD) brings together 14 different cities, two counties, and many state and local agencies to protect, preserve and enhance Lake Minnetonka’s environment, economy and vitality. We are one, uniform, coordinating body that cares for and regulates one of Minnesota’s most important resources in a way that is consistent across all jurisdictions, representing all stakeholders. Lake Minnetonka is a unique asset requiring unique governance. Learn more about the LMCD’s mission and strategic plan HERE and highlights of the organization’s history HERE.

Frequently Visited

Road and Bridge Construction

Report VegetationWater Levels
COVID-19 & Outdoor RecreationOwn Your WakeCommon Winter Violations

Hot Topics

March 1, 2021 Deadline to Remove Ice Fishing Shelters

March 1, 2021 is the deadline for removing ice fishing shelters from Lake Minnetonka or they could be confiscated and/or the owners prosecuted. Some exceptions exist for overnight occupancy and safe ice conditions. Please be sure to clean up around the shelter and dispose of items properly. Read More

Tanager Bridge Reconstruction & Closures

Hennepin County has begun reconstruction of Shoreline Drive Bridge over Tanager Lake, commonly referred to as Tanager Bridge. The bridge is being realigned to improve safety for people using the bridge and the channel below.

A 60-day bridge closure is tentatively scheduled to begin in early Read More

COVID-19 Outdoor Recreation Updates- December 16, 2020

On December 16, 2020, Governor Walz extended and modified Executive Order 20-99. Indoor social activity is limited to gatherings of a maximum of 10 people with no more than two households. Outdoor social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 15 people with no more than three Read More

Ice Safety Reminders

Minnesota DNR Ice Thickness Minimum Guidelines

Before heading out on the Lake this winter, please review the following important ice safety information. Ice thickness and strength can vary drastically over the same body of water Read More

Hot Topic Archive

See past posts HERE.


Board Meeting

February 24, 2021 – CANCELLED

Finance Committee

March 5, 2021 – 10:00am

Save the Lake Committee

January 12, 2021 – 5:00pm

Communications Committee

March 4, 2021 – 9:00am

Board Officers Workgroup

March 3, 2021 – 8:30am