Lake Minnetonka Conservation District

Hot Topics Archive

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

Vegetation on rake

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

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 Read More

Posted on: July 24th, 2020

Volunteer for Starry Trek 2020 – Register by Thursday, August 6

Starry Trek 2020 on Saturday, August 15, 2020. More information at

Volunteers from across Minnesota are wanted on Saturday, August 15, 2020 to participate Read More

Posted on: July 24th, 2020

Tips for Staying Healthy on the Lake

lady and child in water

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

July 4th Safety Reminders

LMCD Boat Cushion Throwable

The following are important boater safety reminders for safe and fun boating this 4th of July. These safety tips will help Read More

Posted on: July 1st, 2020

Narrows Channel Closed June 22- June 26

Starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, June 22, crews will close the Narrows Channel as part of the Narrows Bridge rehabilitation project in Orono and Tonka Bay. The channel is anticipated to remain closed through Friday, Read More

Posted on: June 10th, 2020

Spring Save the Lake Drive

boy watching family on dock

With the onslaught of the COVID-19 Pandemic and social distancing guidance from state and federal leadership, Lake Minnetonka has witnessed Read More

Posted on: June 1st, 2020

Get Hooked on Clean, Drain, Dry May 9th

Clean Drain Dry graphic

Boaters and fisherman are reminded to protect our lakes and waterbodies by taking steps to prevent the Read More

Posted on: May 9th, 2020

Social Distancing While Boating and Outdoors- April 27

social distancing graphic

Additional guidance is available for social distancing when boating and during outdoor recreation activities to reduce the spread of Read More

Posted on: April 27th, 2020