Your Support Protects Our Lake
Save the Lake is an initiative of the Lake Minnetonka Conservation District that was established in the 1970’s to provide a supplemental funding source to the LMCD’s primary operating budget. This fund was created to help address the Lake’s needs of public safety, environment, public service and education.
With your support, the LMCD has been protecting the legacy of Lake Minnetonka since 1967. Your generous donation today will help protect the lake for generations to come!
2022 Spring Flyer– Lake Safety & Emergency Response Campaign
Contributions to Save the Lake are generally tax deductible under the IRS Code 26 USC Section 170 (b)(1)(a) because contributions to any political subdivision of any state for exclusively public purposes are deductible. The LMCD is a political subdivision of the State of Minnesota under Minnesota Statutes Section 103B.605, Subdivision 1.
We typically distribute two contribution letters to local residents and businesses each year. However, we receive donations throughout the year. We also have popular lake photographs available for sale, which provides a partial contribution to the Save the Lake fund.
Spring is upon us and soon the beautiful bays and backwaters of our spectacular Lake Minnetonka will be open for spring, summer, and fall activities. Like never before, the demand for time on the water has elevated lake use to record levels. Increased traffic, variations in watercraft, and an unprecedented increase in watercraft registrations are undeniable factors in evaluating safety for Minnesota’s most popular lake. For the lake to be ENJOYABLE for ALL, it must be SAFE for ALL. To meet the immediate demand for safety this past summer, the Save The Lake Fund partnered with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) to increase coverage for 2 additional summer deputies dedicated to shortening emergency response times and enforcing lake ordinances through education and citations when necessary on Lake Minnetonka. To assure this higher level of safety and to meet this immediate financial need to keep the lake safe, the Save The Lake Fund has agreed to fund the request of the HCSO for the 2021 boating season.
These critical services along with boater education, navigational enhancements, and other lake safety efforts are only made possible by your generous financial gifts. Whether you are a lakeshore owner, outdoor family, or loyal Lake enthusiast with a pride in Lake Minnetonka, we need your financial support at a high level to meet this challenge and keep the Lake safe for all! Save the Lake funding directly provides the necessary services that have been there in the past and will continue to keep Lake Minnetonka a treasure for current and future generations. Thanks to generous donors, we are near the 2021 goal of $84,000 from current and previous year donations. Please consider a year-end gift to help us complete this very important initiative! Thank you for your continued support!
WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE
MAIL A CHECK DONATION
Mail Your Check To:
LMCD Save the Lake
Lake Minnetonka Conservation District
5341 Maywood Road, Suite 200
Mound, MN 55364
WORKPLACE GIVING PROGRAMS
Donations go further with company matching grant programs. Check with your HR Department or visit www.Benevity.com.
CORPORATE & FOUNDATION GIVING
Partner on Lake Minnetonka initiatives.