2015 LMPA Annual Meeting Highlights

A small but energetic crowd gathered at Camp Tanadoona on Sunday, 9/27/15. We enjoyed a delicious pot luck dinner and heard the story of Christmas Lake’s Zebra Mussel infestation and subsequent actions from Joe Shneider, their Association president. Steve Gunther, the LMPA president, offered a summary of the highlights and concerns for the 2015 season. and suggested actions from the LMPA members. The full presentation is posted below for more information.

The Highlights:

  • No Zebra Mussel infestations occurred in our lake
  • Carver County and the Watershed District continue to improve their AIS prevention support
  • Lake resident monitors have been deployed to improve alert of a Zebra Mussel infestation
  • State and local money is available and flowing to projects that will improve water quality
  • Aquatic invasive weed levels continue to improve
  • Good communication among our neighbors

The Concerns

  • The threat of new and more devastating invasive species continues
  • We have holes in our AIS prevention system
  • Lake Quality Rating has degraded LMPA
  • Donor participation numbers are shrinking
  • We are one careless or uneducated lake user away from changing our lake quality forever

What We’d Like from You

  • Do your part to help us meet our mission to keep Lake Minnewashta beautiful and to preserve its water quality
  • Use a Permitted Lake Service Provider when working on your shore
  • Don’t move a mussel from infested lakes via watercraft, toys or lifts
  • Clean Drain and Dry your boat before and after launching
  • Plant a shoreline buffer strip and use available grant money to help
  • Keep debris out of the storm drains, especially leaves
  • Register your email address on our website http://lakeminnewashta.org
  • Volunteer for a committee, neighborhood captain or the board
  • Make a tax-deductible donation tonight

2015 Lake Minnewashta Annual Mtg slides FINAL

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