• Ice Out - 2019!

    It's official!

    Ice Out was declared on April 20 at 1:46 p.m.

    This year’s ice out comes about 6 days after average, which his April 14.

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  • Spring is here!

    ...and that means another great year on the lake.

    New Projects, programs and events puts the Lake Minnetonka Association in a solid position.

    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!

    ...and help protect the lake we love!

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  • Thank You for a Great Event!

    We would like to thank all of you that came to the Social Event and Lake Minnetonka Association Annual Meeting - Tuesday, August 28 at Lord Fletcher's!

    Moonshiners & Bootleggers on Lake Minnetonka

    It was a great event, and a wonderful way to celebrate the end of summer with our members, new members, and Lake Minnetonka community.

    The Lake Minnetonka Association leadership team was there for the annual meeting and to answer questions and discuss topics regarding the lake.

    Also there, was special guest and Lake Minnetonka historian, Bob Gasch recalling the Prohibition (1919-1933) era, and how it created a real challenge for vacationing cottagers, small resorts and hotels.

    Thank you for your support, and thank you for making this such a great event!

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  • Thank you to our Volunteers in the search for Starry Stonewart

    On August 18th, the Lake Minnetonka Association, partnered with Fortin Consulting, Inc. and the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center and community volunteers in a search of area lakes for Starry Stonewart.

    In our Hennipen County Group - search results included:

    7 Lakes

    10 Launches

    No Starry Stonewart found in those areas!

    Starry stonewort is an invasive algae that was first found in Lake Koronis in 2015 and has since spread to twelve known 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.

    Again, thank you for all of the dedicated effort by the volunteers!

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  • Less Trash Found!

    Once again, the Lake Minnetonka Lake Association teamed up with Tonka Bay Marina and Life’s A Beach Shoreline Services for the post 4th of July lake cleanup event at Big Island.

    The weather kept many people off the lake on July 4th, but the rest of the week drew large numbers of boaters and parties to the lake.

    This year there was a two part effort - the Hennepin County dive team scoured the area around Big Island on the 5th and the crew from Life’s A Beach Shoreline Services picked up trash on the 9th. Both groups reported that very little trash was found this year.

    The Lake Minnetonka Association asks everyone to be responsible. Don’t throw your garbage in the water. It’s simple: bring your trash back to shore. Most public accesses and marinas have trash receptacles near their launches.

    THANK YOU to Life’s A Beach Shoreline Services and Tonka Bay Marina for their continued support, and to Joey Nova’s for providing pizzas to volunteers who helped with the clean-up!

    Also, thank you to all that helped in this important effort!

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