Lake Minnetonka Conservation District

Hot Topics Archive

Seasonal Removal of Solar Lights & Buoys

The solar lights have been removed from channel buoys for winter storage and maintenance. Navigation and hazard buoys will be removed between October 15th and November 15th by Hennepin County. If you are boating, take extra care Read More

Posted on: October 15th, 2020

The Narrows Bridge & Channel Construction Update (9/16/20)

The Narrows Bridge has been reopened to vehicle traffic. However, some construction crews will continue working at the site through the end of September.

Starting Monday morning, September 21, crews are expected to Read More

Posted on: September 16th, 2020

Goosebumps, Hair Growth, & Wound Healing?

Woman with goosebumps overlooking a mountain range

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

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