The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD) is taking new steps to identify, prevent, and manage Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) threats on Lake Minnetonka.
On December 12, 2018, the LMCD Board agreed to proceed with a master plan to identify, prevent, and manage AIS on Lake Minnetonka. On January 9, 2019 the Board authorized the preparation of a request for proposal to contract with an AIS specialist to assist in the development of a lake-wide plan using a holistic, data-driven approach.
With the introduction of starry stonewort in a nearby lake, the uncertainty of hybrid Eurasian watermilfoil, and other threats to the Lake, the need for a master plan is underscored. In the meantime, it is likely that the harvesting program will be temporarily suspended for the 2019 summer season to allow us to focus our resources on this important endeavor. The Board and staff look forward to working with all lake stakeholders.
More information is provided below.