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.
Pay your 2019 membership ⬇ dues here ⬇
$50 Lake (Association or Access) Households
$200 Lake Shore Owner Contribution
Non Annual Dues Donations
Volunteer for Adopt-A-Dock program
Adopt a Dock is a citizen science initiative in which lakeshore residents monitor for aquatic invasive species. Want to join the team? Email Maya: email@example.com In the spring, volunteers attach monitoring plates to the end of their docks. They check your plates once a month, and report observations to the watershed district. More details HERE.
LLCA WINTER PARTY!
SAVE THE DATE! It's that time of year again - time to get out of the house, gather on the lake and challenge your friends and neighbors for bragging rights at this year's LLCA Winter Party! On Saturday, Feb 29th from 1-4pm we have all kinds of activities planned for you and your families, and new this leap year we're planning a Tournament to see which neighborhood will take home the Winter Party Championship! Tournament activities will likely include:
The party will take place on the narrowest part of the lake, so that most folks can walk, ski or snowmobile from their backyards. For those who want to/need to drive, parking spots are available along Lotus Trail (near the Carver Beach Park swim area) on the west side, or along Horseshoe Curve/Merry Place on the east side. Of course, depending on lake conditions - you might even choose VIP parking right next to the party.
Whether you choose to walk or drive, participate in the tourney or just reconnect with your neighbors - we hope to see you on Feb 29th from 1-4pm out on the lake!