Lake Minnetonka Conservation District

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Preparing for Severe Weather

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Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 12-16, 2021. Severe weather can happen anytime, creating hazardous conditions that include thunderstorms, Read More

Posted on: April 12th, 2021

Lake Minnetonka Ice Out- March 30, 2021 at 1:13 pm

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Ice Out for Lake Minnetonka was officially declared on March 30, 2021 at 1:13 pm. This compares Read More

Posted on: April 5th, 2021

MN Legislature Highlights- Watercraft & Lake Related

The following highlights some bills proposed in this Minnesota State legislative session that are related to watercraft and/or lake uses.

Background Information

March 12, 2021 was the first Read More

Posted on: March 15th, 2021

Purchase Aquatic Plant Harvesting Equipment- Bid Opening 03/31/2021

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Looking for an environmentally friendly method to control lake weeds and remove plant biomass in your lake or waterbody? Bid on harvesting Read More

Posted on: March 1st, 2021

COVID-19 Outdoor Recreation Updates- December 16, 2020

On December 16, 2020, Governor Walz extended and modified Executive Order 20-99. Indoor social activity is limited to gatherings of a maximum of 10 people with no more than two households. Outdoor social gatherings are limited to Read More

Posted on: December 24th, 2020

Save the Lake Fall Fund Drive

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Summer has come and gone in the blink of an eye. After
an incredibly busy season on the water, we really Read More

Posted on: November 19th, 2020

Goosebumps, Hair Growth, & Wound Healing?

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When you get out of the lake, do you get goosebumps from being cold? For animals with thick fur, Read More

Posted on: August 22nd, 2020

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. Read More

Posted on: July 26th, 2020

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. Read More

Posted on: July 24th, 2020

Tips for Staying Healthy on the Lake

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Bacteria and viruses in the water can cause some ear and eye infections, stomach aches, diarrhea, and flu-like symptoms. MDH, Read More

Posted on: July 1st, 2020