Lotus Lake Conservation Alliance
Committed to protecting and improving Lotus Lake and surrounding wetland areas
The Lotus Lake Conservation Alliance is dedicated to protecting and improving Lotus Lake in Chanhassen, Minnesota. By protecting and working with partners to enhance Lotus Lake and the surrounding waterways, the resource will be cleaner, safer and a more valued asset to anyone that enjoys the water including when fishing, swimming, boating, skiing or just taking in the view.
Our primary focus is to proactively aid efforts keeping Aquatic Invasive Species out of Lotus Lake while educating the community. Anyone who shares an interest in working with our local community or enjoys the Lotus Lake resources are welcome to join.
3rd Annual LLCA 4th of July Lotus Lake Boat Parade
In 2018, our theme was "The Great Lotus Lake Get Together: MN State Fair Inspired" which brought out many creative and fun boats celebrating the 4th and many more watching off the water. Thank you to everyone that came out between thunderstorms!
The 3rd Annual LLCA Lotus Lake Boat Parade "Golden Oar" Winner by popular vote: #33 "Sweet Martha's / Giant Slide" based in our 2018 theme with honorable mentions to the "Enterprise" and "Miracle of Barn Birth" boats.
As a recap from 2017, our theme was "Patriotic Minnesota" - showing us all what celebrating the 4th in Minnesota is all about. A hard job for the judges as participants were narrowed down to five finalists for the "Golden Oar".
- "Military Tank" boat with it's amazing sound effects, smoke, and kickback when firing
- "Fireworks" boat with a 4th of July cookout and creative pool noodle fireworks
- "Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island" boat with the stately lady herself and a cute immigrants ready to swear in
- "Up North" boat with a bonfire, pine trees, and a wonderful loon in tow;
And the 2017 Winner - the "Target Field" Boat which featured a baseball game with batters hitting ice balls into the lake and an amazing replica of Target Field.
2020 membership dues due by Sept 30th.
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$50 Lake (Association or Access) Households
$200 Lake Shore Owner Contribution
Non Annual Dues Donations
Starry Trek 2020
Are you interested in learning about Minnesota's newest aquatic invasive species, starry stonewort? Join the University of Minnesota on August 15th as they host a local training site at Lake Wasserman public access in Victoria for Starry Trek, a statewide training effort hosted by the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center and the U of MN Extension in partnership with the MN DNR.
Team up with the U of MN to help look for new invasions in our local area. Use the link below to register by August 6th. Please note that social distancing protocols will be in place for a fun and safe Starry Trek✌️
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Watercraft inspectors needed through October
Carver County are hiring watercraft inspectors for now through October, particularly for weekend hours.
Inspectors provide boat inspections at public accesses and help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.
Candidates will build knowledge and skills with aquatic ecology, aquatic invasive species, public education and local government.
Learn more and apply. HERE