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.

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Volunteer for Starry Trek 2020 – Register by Thursday, August 6

Starry Trek 2020 on Saturday, August 15, 2020. More information at

Volunteers from across Minnesota are wanted on Saturday, August 15, 2020 to participate in a statewide search for starry stonewort, one of Minnesota’s Read More

Feedback Sought Regarding De-icing/Aeration Regulations

Lake Minnetonka is a great recreational resource in winter for fishing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and other types of activities.  LMCD regulations balance the importance of protecting people who recreate on the lake with the requests to protect dock structures using de-icing/aeration systems. According to the Preliminary 2020 Minnesota Boating Accident and Drowning Summary Read More

Harvesting Program Suspended for 2020

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The LMCD harvesting program is suspended for three years (2019-2021) to further review impact and options for lake-wide vegetation and AIS Management.

We understand that the suspension Read More

Preventing Boat Fires

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Boat fires can result in injuries or deaths of people and their pets, as well as be financially costly. Boaters can help prevent fires and explosions by taking precautions. Learn more Read More

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LMCD Board Meeting

August 12, 2020 – 6:00pm VIRTUAL

Save the Lake Committee

July 14, 2020 – 5:00pm

Board Officer Workgroup

August 5th, 2020 – 8:30am

Strategic Plan Committee

July 7, 2020 – 10:00am