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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Hot Topics

Seasonal Removal of Solar Lights & Buoys

The solar lights have been removed from channel buoys for winter storage and maintenance. Navigation and hazard buoys will be removed between October 15th and November 15th by Hennepin County. If you are boating, take extra care in familiarizing yourself with navigation channels and hazardous locations before Read More

Cruises on Lake Minnetonka

Interested in taking a cruise on Lake Minnetonka? See our list of licensed charter boats and their ports of call HERE. Choosing a licensed charter boat can give you peace of mind that maintenance and safe operations requirements were addressed as part of the licensing process. Read More

Goosebumps, Hair Growth, & Wound Healing?

Woman with goosebumps overlooking a mountain range

When you get out of the lake, do you get goosebumps from being cold? For animals with thick fur, the tiny muscles in hair follicles pull hair upright and Read More

Preventing Boat Fires

Boat Fire
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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

Hot Topic Archive

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Board Meeting

October 28, 2020- 6pm VIRTUAL

LMCD Board Possible Quorum

September 9, 2020 – 4pm

Save the Lake Committee

September 8, 2020 – 5pm

Board Officer Workgroup

October 14, 2020 – 8:30am

Communications Workgroup

September 24, 2020 – 9:00am