The Lake is busier than ever this spring as people are looking for ways to safely recreate given the COVID-19 guidance. Many have connected through nature during these social distancing times. We want to continue to keep up with the demand for patrol and emergency services, lake safety education, solar lights, and lake preservation initiatives.
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, and public service and education.
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.
Typically two contribution letters are distributed to local residents and businesses each year. However, donations are received throughout the year. The purchase of popular lake photographs also provides a partial contribution to the Save the Lake fund.
New Ways to Contribute
Contributions may be mailed via check to: LMCD Save the Lake, Lake Minnetonka Conservation District, 5341 Maywood Road, Suite 200, Mound, MN 55364.