Lake Minnewashta Preservation Association Annual Picnic and Garage Sale – Sunday 9/21/14

The Lake Minnewashta Preservation Association is hosting its Annual Pot Luck Dinner and Lake Garage Sale on Sunday, September 21st. The event runs from 4PM to 7PM in the Dining Hall at Camp Tanadoona.. This is a great opportunity to get together with your neighbors and meet new lake neighbors. We hope you join us! This event will take place rain or shine (but we’re hoping for shine!)

Annual Lake Minnewashta Pot Luck Dinner
Date: Sunday 9/21/14
Time: 4-7pm
Place: Camp Tanadoona, Tanadoona Drive, Chanhassen

Social Hour: Get to know your new neighbors and catch up with the latest news on the lake.

Annual Meeting: There will be a short meeting of the Association to wrap up the 2014 season and make plans for 2015.

Picnic: Hot Dogs will be provided. Please bring something to share and your own beverages. We hope to be able to provide beer from Excelsior Brewing Company.

Local Art: For the first time, we’re having an art exhibit as we’re invited several Minneapolis artists from a variety of genres to display their works!

Garage Sale: This will be an opportunity to clear your garage of your unwanted lake equipment and toys so others can enjoy them or for you to pick some new or gently used items for your own enjoyment. For larger items, please bring a picture. A 20% contribution from any sale is suggested to the LMPA or you can donate the entire sale towards the LMPA as a contribution towards our water quality management program.

Please RSVP (so we have an idea of how many hot dogs we will need) by replying to this email or to Helen Gunther @ Phone: 612-986-4073 Email: hgunther57@gmail.com

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DNR to designate Christmas Lake as ‘infested’ – Chanhassen Villager: News

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that zebra mussels were found in Christmas Lake in Shorewood, just south of Lake Minnetonka.

DNR to designate Christmas Lake as ‘infested’ – Chanhassen Villager: News.

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Zebra mussels confirmed in Christmas Lake – Chanhassen Villager: News

Zebra mussels have been confirmed at the public boat access at Christmas Lake in Shorewood, according to information from the Minnehaha Creek …

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Updated: No Zebra Mussel infestation reported at Lake Minnewashta – Chanhassen Villager: Carver County

Updated: No infestation reported at Lake Minnewashta – Chanhassen Villager: Carver County.

A boat with two zebra mussels was in Lake Minnewashta July 16, according to information from Carver County.
According to the county Parks Department, two zebra mussels were found on a boat leaving the lake through a public access operated by the county. This is the first time, according to county officials, that zebra mussels have been identified on a boat leaving a lake through a county-operated public access site.
The afternoon of July 16 a boat had been in Lake Minnewashta and was leaving the lake when an inspector found the zebra mussels, according to information provided by Sam Pertz of the Carver County Parks Department. The boat had been in Lake Minnetonka that same date. The boater indicated to county inspectors that the boat was fully decontaminated by a Department of Natural Resources unit located at Lake Minnetonka prior to coming to Lake Minnewashta.

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Interested in Learning More About AIS?


If you are interested in learning more about AIS, here is a class in the University of Minnesota, College of Continuing Education, Summer 2014 brochure that might interest you. 
It’s called: “Innovative Developments:  Addressing the Threat of Aquatic Invasive Species”  It’s on July 31st from 9-11. Event ID:  188128 Cost is $50. Their phone number is 612/624-4000 and 
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Keep an eye out for AIS

The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) is watching closely for any new aquatic invasive species (AIS) infestations this season, but we can’t be everywhere at once. Help be our eyes on the ground!

Early detection of a new invasive species can allow for rapid response and increased awareness of AIS issues in a lake. In some cases, these actions can prevent a full-blown infestation.

This season MCWD staff will be monitoring highly-used lakes for signs for a variety of invasive species, including zebra mussels, spiny waterflea, and invasive snails. We will be snorkeling, kayaking, boating and walking shorelines. We will be testing water samples for signs of microscopic zebra mussels. We will continue to help fund inspectors at public boat launches and to educate residents on how to prevent the spread of these species.

Say hello if you see us at your lake, and keep your eyes peeled! If you see a suspicious plant or animal in a water body, please contact our AIS Specialist immediately at (952) 471-7873 or efieldseth@minnehahacreek.org. Learn more about various invasive species at www.minnehahacreek.org/AIS.

 

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