City of Chanhassen Survey on Lakes Due May 31st

Terry Jeffrey from the the City of Chanhassen has asked us to take a survey to assess residents attitudes towards and concerns about our lakes, rivers, wetlands and ponds. He has heard from numerous people on Lotus and some from Susan and Rice Marsh but has not heard from many people on Minnewashta. He would like to get as representative of a sample as possible (despite specifically soliciting groups). Please help by taking this short survey. It will be available until the end of May.

Click here for the survey

Thank you.

For questions, contact Terry at tjeffery@ci.chanhassen.mn.us

Terry Jeffery | Water Resources Coordinator
City of Chanhassen | Engineering Department
7700 Market Boulevard | Chanhassen, MN 55317
DESK 952.227.1168 | MAIN 952.227.1160

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DNR’s Clean In/Clean Out Training for AIS Prevention

Clean In Clean Out training is a short online or home study class available to anyone interested in learning about AIS laws in Minnesota. The training is free.

Anyone convicted of or subject to a final order for a violation of Minnesota Statute 84D (Aquatic Invasive Species law) involving water-related equipment must successfully complete this class before continuing to operate or use water-related equipment.

AIS violations include:

Transporting aquatic plants on public roads
Launching with plants attached
Transporting or possessing prohibited species
Launching into waters with AIS attached
Failure to drain water/failure to have drain plug out
Transporting water without a permit

The online class takes about 20-30 minutes to finish. There are a few optional sections that can add a little more time but are not required to complete the course. At the end of the class, you will be asked to enter your name (and citation number, if applicable). You will receive a certificate after completing the class to keep for your records. You will be able to use your boat or other water-related equipment. If you don’t pass the test, you can continue to take the class until you pass.

DNR Clean In Clean Out Training

Home Study Class

The course is also available as a paper home-study course. Contact 651-296-6157 or 888-646-6367 to request a paper copy.

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Order your Lake Minnewashta July 4th Celebration t-shirts now!

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New design! Tell your friends and neighbors!

Deadline to order is June 8, 2016

Unisex t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts, ladies’ v-neck and juniors’ racerback tank styles and sizes available.

View the new design and product options and place your order at https://www.booster.com/lakeminnewashta

All proceeds from shirt sales go to K.A.B.O.O.M to pay for the resident-funded fireworks on July 4th!

Watch this space for more information about Lake Minnewashta’s July 4th celebration!

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Camp Fire Minnesota is Hiring to Fill a Facilities Manager position!

Camp Fire Minnesota is looking to fill a Facilities Manager Position.

Position Overview:
This position is responsible for planning and coordinating the development, maintenance, and repair of Camp Fire’s buildings, grounds, equipment, and other facilities consistent with the mission and established policies and procedures of Camp Fire MN. Camp Fire’s facilities include an administrative office, a camp property in Chanhassen, and a camp property near Grand Rapids, MN. Responsibilities also include planning and managing volunteer groups (may include corporate, community and/or youth groups) at Camp Fire’s camp properties.

Salary and Benefits:
• Salary range $40,000 ‐$45,000 dependent on qualifications and experience
• Full‐time employee
• Competitive benefits package

Application Process:
Send cover letter, resume, an example of a facility maintenance plan and three references to Human Resources: hr@campfiremn.org. Position will remain open until filled.

Attached is the full Position Description.

Facilities Manager April 2016

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Carver County Announces Watercraft AIS Inspection Schedule for Lake Minnewashta Regional Park

2016 SCHEDULE FOR LAKE MINNEWASHTA WATERCRAFT INSPECTION SERVICES ANNOUNCED

All watercraft entering Lake Minnewashta through the Regional Park will be subject to inspection in order to prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species into the lake. Inspections will begin May 14 (fishing opener) and run from 5am-8pm 7 days/week through the end of September.

There will also be an extended service, as staff allows, through Oct 31; 7am-6pm Fri-Sun.
Total base season plus extended season inspection hours are 2,342. The county and Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) have a 50/50 cost share agreement very similar to last year.

Estimated Grand Total cost of program: $35,184.47

MCWD share (50% of total program expense): $17.592.18

County share (50% of the total program expense): $17,592.18

 

Drew Dickhart
Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator
Carver County Water Management Dept.
Phone: (952) 361-1871
Cell: (612) 418-4299
Fax: (952) 361-1828
e-mail: adickhart@co.carver.mn.us

NOTE FROM THE LMPA: All lake users, including homeowners and lake association members who trailer their boats and toys, are strongly encouraged to launch your watercraft into the lake ONLY through the Regional Park. This is to ensure that you are not bringing invasive species into the lake. After removing your craft from the water, remember to Clean, Drain and Dry it and remove your drain plug before transporting it. 

 

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Earth Day Celebration This Saturday, April 23rd at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park

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Earth Day Celebration This Saturday, April 23rd at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park

9 am – 11:30 am
FREE EVENT!
Lake Minnewashta Regional Park (Shelter #5)
6900 Hazeltine Blvd, Chanhassen, MN 55331

Carver County Parks & Master Gardeners invite you and your family to attend the annual Earth Day Celebration at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park from 9-11:30am on April 23rd. No registration or parking permit required, FREE event! (If bringing a large group, please RSVP to jfenn@co.carver.mn.us)

Volunteers will help clean-up trails, pull buckthorn and remove invasive thistle from our oak savanna habitat. Following the service projects, Mackenthun’s Grocery is sponsoring a FREE COOKOUT to celebrate the great work everyone has done!

Master Gardeners will assist with identification of invasive plants and provide information about the issues that invasive species create in an ecosystem.

 

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