Amended 2011 Lake Minnetonka Aquatic Invasive Species Programs Due to State Shutdown
Prior to the 2011 boating season, the Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD) partnered with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR), Three Rivers Park District (TRPD), and Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD), via a grant contribution, on a comprehensive watercraft inspection program. The goals of this project include: 1) reducing the chances of a new aquatic invasive species (AIS) introduction into Lake Minnetonka, as well as reducing the spread of current AIS within and out of Lake Minnetonka (in particular zebra mussels) and 2) educating the public and improving boater behavior on the State of Minnesota’s AIS transportation laws.
Amended Lake Minnetonka Watercraft Inspection Program Details During the State Shutdown:
Amended Lake Minnetonka Eurasian Watermilfoil Program Details During the State Shutdown
The LMCD has suspended its Eurasian Watermilfoil Mechanical Harvesting Program to comply with the MN DNR’s suspension of its 2011 Aquatic Plant Management permit. All harvesting provided by the LMCD will be halted until the permit suspension is lifted.
For further information, contact LMCD Executive Director Greg Nybeck.Posted on: July 15th, 2011