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

The Narrows Bridge & Channel Construction Update (9/16/20)

The Narrows Bridge has been reopened to vehicle traffic. However, some construction crews will continue working at the site through the end of September.

Starting Monday morning, September 21, crews are expected to close the Narrows Channel.  Closing the channel to boat traffic 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
Photo: BoatUS Foundation

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

September 23, 2020- 6pm VIRTUAL

LMCD Board Possible Quorum

September 9, 2020 – 4pm

Save the Lake Committee

September 8, 2020 – 5pm

Board Officer Workgroup

September 2nd, 2020 – 8:30am

Communications Workgroup

September 24, 2020 – 9:00am