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 Year End Flyer– Protect The Lake and Keep It Safe For Everyone 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.
The boating and recreational activities on Lake Minnetonka enjoyed an excellent summer season with continued high use by both residents and visitors to the Lake. Winter also brings a flurry of activities on the lake along with a beauty of its own. Like never before, the demand for time on the lake 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 To meet the immediate demand for safety during the summer of 2022, 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. To assure this higher level of safety and to meet this immediate financial need to keep the lake safe, the Save The Lake fund agreed to general funding for HCSO for the 2023 boating season.
These critical services along with boater education, ice safety 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 and are needed to continue to keep Lake Minnetonka a treasure for current and future generations.
We need your help again to sustain these vital services and are asking for your financial contribution to keep Lake Minnetonka safe. Please join us in this effort with a tax-deductible gift that will go straight towards the betterment of Lake Minnetonka for everyone as we pursue this year’s goal of raising $90,000. Your support can help keep the lake a safe place. Please give today!
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.