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"Commentary: Comment on watershed rules"
Anne Florenzo comments on the onerous nature of the proposed Watershed stormwater rules, and the thousands of people who will be affected by the new rules but are not aware of the proposed changes.
"Watershed district takes step back on new rules"
120 people attended the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District meeting on July 2nd to express their concerns with the RPBCWD's proposed new rules.
"Commentary: Proposed rules example of watershed gone wrong"
Laurie Susla comments on how the proposed lakeshore buffer rules will negatively impact area families while providing little if any improvement for area waters.
"Shorewood honored for clean water efforts"
The City of Shorewood is honored with the Innovation in Government Award from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District.
"Can Aquatic Invasive Species be stopped?"
Dick Osgood, Executive Director of the Lake Minnetonka Association, discusses how to stop the spread of AIS.
"Zebra mussel foiled at 11th hour"
During the last hour of the last day of inspections, a boat is stopped with zebra mussel(s?) in weeds on the trailer.
"Do zebra mussels mean clean water?"
Dick Osgood discusses the effects zebra mussels will have on Lake Minnetonka, including increases in blue-green algae.
"Coming attractions in aquatic invasive species"
Lake Minnewashta's Steve Gunther describes what the future could hold if steps aren't taken soon.
"Being bold in the fight against aquatic invasive species"
Discussion about plans by the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District to prevent AIS spread.
"Zebra mussel battle headed to courtroom"
Richard Crawford reports on the move by Christmas, Lotus and Bavaria to protect the three lakes.
"DNR sued about zebra mussel inspections"
Tom Meersman reports on the lawsuit filed by Christmas Lake, Lotus Lake, and Lake Bavaria.
"Lake advocates pressing for Legacy money to battle zebra mussels"
Tom Meersman reports on efforts to use part of Minnesota's Clean Water & Legacy funding to protect the State's lakes.
"City takes steps in aquatic battle"
Richard Crawford reports on the AIS proposal put forth by Chanhassen, including 2012 budget and AIS prevention plans.
Article and pictures about the carp seining on Lotus Lake by Dr. Peter Sorensen and his crew of researchers and fishermen.
"Lake groups seek action this year on zebra mussels"
Article covering requests by local lake groups for Chanhassen to implement an effective AIS prevention plan for 2012.
"County to inspect boats at Lake Minnewashta Park"
Carver County approves plans to finance, along with the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, an AIS inspection program at Lake Minnewashta for the upcoming boating season.
"Zebra mussel meeting Saturday"
Meeting announcement for upcoming AIS Informational meeting at Chan Rec Center.
"Plan to gate lakes for zebra mussels gets no traction"
Richard Crawford reports on the Chanhassen City Council working session (Sept. 12th) where zebra mussels, and Lotus Lake's fight to keep them out, were discussed.
"Look reveals Mille Lacs has grown mussel-bound"
Doug Smith reports on how the zebra mussel population is "exploding" and blanketing vast areas of Lake Mille Lacs.
"Dennis Anderson: What's needed is big thinking towards invasive species"
Dennis Anderson reports on the DNR's slow action regarding AIS.
"Doing our Part: Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention"
Excellent article by Vern Wagner, who is an avid angler, about how fishermen can be part of the solution to AIS.
"Zebra mussels stir lake dwellers to new action"
Outlines efforts by Lotus, Minnewashta, and Christmas Lakes to keep out AIS.
"Muscling up against mussels"
Josephine Marcotty reports on the DNR's belated efforts to slow the spread of AIS. This article features a picture of a "decontamination pad", one of three recently purchased by the DNR. Keep in mind that Gray's Bay is one of nine public launches on Minnetonka. There are also many private launches. Three pads used occasionally, on one of dozens of infested lakes, is no solution to the problem.
"Suspicious behavior prompts infestation fears"
Forrest Adams reports on threatening incidents which occurred at the Lotus Lake boat launch. One individual was responsible for all of the threatening acts.
"How about some facts on zebra mussels"
Letter to the Editor from Steve Donen, President of the Lotus Lake Clean Water Organization emphasizing facts instead of misconceptions.
"What about greater good?"
Letter to the Editor from Laurie Susla, questioning why people who use lakes don't seem to want to protect lakes.
"Group wants gates at public boat launches on three MN lakes"
Shown on the 6:00 news, this report features Steve Jenks talking briefly about the Lake Action Alliance plan for inspecting boats prior to launch.
"Plan To Control Zebra Mussels Creates Controversy"
Bill Hudson reports from Christmas Lake, interviewing Joe Shneider, President of the Christmas Lake Homeowners Association, about their plan to control AIS.
"Zebra mussel inspections, the data"
Actual data from the inspections being conducted at the public boat launch for Lotus Lake showing several boaters attempting to launch with infested waters onboard.
"The muscle behind zebra mussel prevention"
Front page article and picture featuring those spearheading the efforts to prevent AIS on Lotus Lake, Christmas Lake and Lake Minnewashta.
"Letter from lake activists to governor and DNR commissioner"
Letter sent to state leaders from nine area groups, urging them to allow pilot projects to help save our lakes.
"Clean, drain, dry: The only way to out-mussel zebra mussels"
Guest columnist Jim Calkins, President of the Minihaha Creek Watershed District, discusses how to prevent the spread of AIS - Drain, Clean & Dry.
"Efforts ongoing to install gates at local lakes"
Report on efforts to keep zebra mussels and other AIS out of Lotus Lake, Christmas Lake and Lake Minnewashta, including info on plans to gate accesses.
"Mussels infest Lake Minnetonka"
Great picture showing a busy Gray's Bay boat launch, and details about the spread of zebra mussels throughout Lake Minnetonka.
"Shorewood supports pilot program to stop AIS in Christmas Lake"
Front page article does a great job outlining the AIS prevention pilot program which was approved unanimously by the Shorewood City Council.
"Residents want more muscle put into stopping mussels"
Outlines efforts by several west metro lakes to stop the spread of AIS.