Lotus Lake Conservation Alliance
Committed to protecting and improving Lotus Lake and surrounding wetland areas
Small projects can have a big impact on the water quality in Lotus Lake.
Missed the Feb 13th Meeting?
You can still plan your water quality projects in 2018 with residential grant funding opportunities.
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.
Join us for the 3rd Annual LLCA 4th of July Lotus Lake Boat Parade
Our 2018 theme is "The Great Lotus Lake Get Together: MN State Fair Inspired" - so show us your creative and fun take on our MN state fair traditions!
NEW this year, the winner for the best boat presentation and recipient of the Lotus Lake inspired "Golden Oar" traveling trophy will be by popular vote via text message entries. (1 vote entry per phone number. Text entry details to be shared closer to the event day.) In the event of a tie, three judges from the LLCA Board will determine the winner.
Don't forget that while we are encouraging decorating, any and all boats can join the parade or join in from the docks. Just come and have fun kick starting your July 4th celebration!
So to get ready, here are your details for Wednesday July 4th:
10:20am - Congregate at the south end of the lake, just not too close to the boat ramp.
10:30am - Parade leaves, and proceeds slowly around the entire lake, led by JoAnn and Marc Syverson
(During the parade, votes will start to roll in via text, please be as descriptive on your favorite choice.)
11:30am - Parade returns to south end for the presentation of the winner's trophy by the judges before everyone heads off to continue enjoying a great 4th!
Last year we had a great turnout with 27 boats in the parade and many more watching off the water. We would love to see even more participation this year.
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.