There is NO Poop Fairy! Please Clean up After Your Pet.

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IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PROPERLY DISPOSE OF PET WASTE

Upon request, we are once again asking all residents to be considerate of their neighbors when walking dogs throughout the community.  Residents are responsible for removing any solid waste their pets leave behind, and disposing of it properly.

Cleaning up after your dog may not be the most inviting activity, but it will help prevent water pollution.

When it rains, your pet’s “business” is washed down into the street and storm drain and into Lake Minnewashta and other waterways. This contaminates our rivers, lakes and streams with unhealthy levels of bacteria making them unsafe for recreation.

For pet owners, there are several options to keeping your pet’s waste from being washed into rivers, lakes, and streams. The most common options for pet owners include carrying a plastic grocery bag or one designed for pet waste pickup (found in pet stores).

Tossing the bags with your pet’s waste into the bushes or storm drains has the same effect, so please make sure the bags are properly disposed of in a trash container.

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Thursday November 12th is “Give to the Max Day” . Please Donate!

Thursday November 12th is “Give to the Max Day” and its a great time to give to the LMPA if you haven’t already Or even if you have! Follow this link to Give to the Max Minnesota.

You have the ability to break your donation down into weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual payments.

The Lake Minnewashta Preservation Association is a 501(c)3 organization and all  donations are tax deductible.

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Christmas Lake Loses its Battle Against Zebra Mussels

http://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/23/zebra-mussels

Despite extraordinary and expensive measures to treat Zebra Mussels found in Christmas Lake, they have reappeared this fall. As a result, the Department of Natural Resources has ended all efforts to eliminate them. Preventing zebra mussels from entering lakes and waterways in the first is place is the only current hope. Read more in the MPR News story by clicking on the link above.

 

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Special Offer for Lake Minnewashta Residents – 10% Off Whitefish Gallery Products

Many of you who attended the Lake Minnewashta Annual Meeting and Fall Picnic were treated to free merchandise from Whitefish Gallery. These included Tritan Co-Polyester drinkware  and bamboo cutting boards, all laser engraved with a map of Lake Minnewashta. Tom Knauer, owner of Whitefish Gallery, has graciously opened his entire catalog of items to us at a 10% discount. Contact Tom at giftworks@centurylink.net or at 952-217-5129 to place an order. The catalog is attached below.

RETAIL PRICE LIST

 

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Camp Fire Wine and Whiskey Tasting event on Thursday October 22

Our neighbors at Camp Tanadoona​ are hosting a Wine and Whiskey Tasting event on Thursday October 22. It’s a lot of fun and all our proceeds support the Camp Fire Kids!
Click on the link below for more information.

 

http://www.campfiremn.org/Events/annualbenefit.htm

 

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Removing or Moving Watercraft, Docks and Lifts? Read On!

This is the time of year that we must remove docks, lifts, swim rafts and other water related equipment. Make sure that any service provider you use has a permit from the MN DNR to deal with water related equipment. If you are doing the work yourself and find any unusual looking plant or mussel, contact your local MN DNR office or the LMPA at info@lakeminnewashta.org.  Leave the specimen in place if possible. And if it is not possible to leave the specimen in place, then put it in a zip lock baggie, take note of where you found it, and call the closest MN DNR office for confirmation.

Also note that all water related equipment, by law, must be out of water on the shore for a full 21 days before it is moved, so make sure to comply if you are buying or selling a dock, swim raft, boat lift or other lake-related equipment.

 

PLEASE DON’T MOVE A MUSSEL THIS FALL!

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