• Summer is Here!

    Looking forward to a great summer on the Lake!

    Successful new projects, programs and events, our new Executive Director, plus record number of new members, puts the Lake Minnetonka Association in a solid position for the coming year.

    Here are just a few exciting things the Lake Minnetonka Association has in the works:

    --Special Events and Educational Workshops focused on the preservation and protection of Lake Minnetonka and to promote social interaction among members.

    --Researching and advocating new and updated methods for the prevention and control of aquatic invasive species in Lake Minnetonka.

    --Clean-Up efforts to remove trash from the lake.

    --Successful management of watermilfoil and curlyleaf pondweed in bays participating in the Bay Project program, plus help and support for it's Bay Captains.

    --Advocating for lake interests, providing education, and keeping residents and businesses informed about issues affecting the lake and how to protect it.

    --Partnering with other regional and state-wide organizations to extend and strengthen your voice.

    The Lake Minnetonka Association and its members are the eyes and ears on issues affecting our lake and our community. In addition, we work at the local and state level to provide better protection, extend our reach, and broaden support.

    If your not already a member - please Join Us!

    Help protect the lake we love!

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  • Lake Minnetonka Association - Join Us.

    Lake association members are part of one of the largest volunteer bodies in Minnesota and can be powerful allies to help government organizaions charged with the protection of our waterbodies. They can also be a force to reckon with when government does not do their job.

    Lake Minnetonka is special, it is integral to the lifestyle, heritage and economy of the area. It is no small effort to maintain and preserve this lake - it takes the combined efforts of involved citizens working in concert with government.

    Lake Minnetonka Association is proud to be part of a network of concerned citizens with a growing voice in statewide policies and programs that impact our lakes. By adding your voice to this effort, you are helping to "turn up the volume" on issues important to the lake.

    The Lake Minnetonka Association works to promote the preservation, protection and reasonable use of Lake Minnetonka.

    If you are not already a member, please join us today!

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  • Weed-Wonder Workshop

    What a fabulous event!

    We would like to thank all of you who came out and joined in on August 24th fun and informative workshop.

    Experts on aquatic plants and habitat were there along with a "at capacity" group of lake enthusiasts for a hands-on workshop to identifying and answering questions about some of Lake Minnetonka's perplexing plants and weeds.

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  • The Lake Minnetonka Association joins with others statewide in search of starry stonewart.

    On August 5th, the Lake Minnetonka Association, along with others around the state, have partnered with the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center and community volunteers in a search of area lakes for Starry stonewart.

    Starry stonewort is an invasive algae that was first found in Lake Koronis in 2015 and has since spread to nine Minnesota lakes. Early detection of this species is critical for control. By learning more about starry stonewort and other aquatic invasive species can truly make a difference in the health of area lakes. The information gained will help researchers and managers understand its current distribution and potentially take action if new infestations are found.

    If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please join us at the Excelsior Commons on Saturday, August 5th at 8:30am.

    For a full list of the sites and other FAQs, please visit www.StarryTrek.org

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  • Clean-Up Time!

    After Holiday Lake Clean-Up

    The Lake Minnetonka Association, in partnership with Life’s a Beach Shoreline Services and Tonka Bay Marina went out for the annual July 5th - After Holiday Lake Clean-Up. The clean-up was focused in “Cruiser’s Cove” surrounding Big Island, in efforts to keep the area as trash free as possible.

    Every July 4th, hundreds of boaters and fun seekers come to Big Island to drop anchor and revel with others to celebrate the July 4th holiday, leaving behind of broken bottles, beer cans, and other trash. Not only is the mess, but broken bottles and cans can cause serious cuts and pose a hazard to people wading or swimming in this popular spot.

    Lake Minnetonka is a Minnesota treasure and is open for everyone to enjoy. The Lake Minnetonka Association encourages boaters to enjoy celebrations in and around the lake, but asks for your help to keep the lake clean and trash free. Garbage receptacles are available at all public accesses and marinas.

    We want everyone to enjoy the lake; it is a spectacular resource, but we urge everyone to, please pack up your garbage and dispose of it properly.

    Thank you to all that helped in this important effort!

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