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

Beware of Thin Ice!

Ice Thawing on Lake Minnetonka

With spring weather, the ice on Lake Minnetonka is thinning especially near shore, in channels, pressure ridges, and some unanticipated Read More

Posted on: March 15th, 2021

Webinar: Non-native Invasive Earthworms 101 – From the Nightcrawler to the Jumping Worm

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Presented by the University of Minnesota researchers, the North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) is hosting a webinar about invasive earthworms, how Read More

Posted on: March 12th, 2021

Boat Generated Wakes & Legislation

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The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD) has received a significant number of public comments about wakes created by watercraft such as wake Read More

Posted on: March 1st, 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

March 1, 2021 Deadline to Remove Ice Fishing Shelters

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March 1, 2021 is the deadline for removing ice fishing shelters from Lake Minnetonka or they could be confiscated and/or Read More

Posted on: February 26th, 2021

Tanager Bridge Reconstruction & Closures

Hennepin County has begun reconstruction of Shoreline Drive Bridge over Tanager Lake, commonly referred to as Tanager Bridge. The bridge is being realigned to improve safety for people using the bridge and the channel below.

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Posted on: February 8th, 2021

Hennepin County Plastic-Free Challenge

Hennepin County Plastic-Free Challenge

Take the Hennepin County Plastic-Free Challenge at hennepinplasticfree.ecochallenge.org. Plastics and microplastics Read More

Posted on: January 29th, 2021