In addition to using good management practices to protect and improve water quality in your home, yard or farm, there are also opportunities for volunteers to help with District projects or events.
There are lots of ways you can help improve water quality!
Clean Water Clean-Up: Twice Annual Event
Every spring and fall we host a Clean Water Clean-Up event to rake up leaves and other debris. This prevents the leaves from being carried down the storm drains into the lakes. Leaves contain significant amounts of phosphorus which can contribute to algae growth in lakes during the summer months.
NOTE: The spring 2017 clean-up location has been CHANGED to Crystal Lake Park due to a lack of leaves at the original event location.
Sign-up is NOW OPEN for the Spring 2017 Clean Water Clean-Up event! The Spring 2017 event will be Sunday, April 23rd from 9:30 am- 12:30 pm and will be held at Crystal Lake Park in Prior Lake. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt, lunch and be eligible for door prizes from local businesses. Please register here for this free event.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Fall 2016 Clean Water Clean-Up event, October 30 at Sand Point Beach Park! We had over 40 volunteers in addition to District staff and several members of our Board of Managers. With your help we raked up over 3.18 tons of leaves!
Check out our Facebook page for pictures from the event!
Carp Seining Event
The District hopes to host a carp seining event later this year. We will need volunteers to help sort, weigh and measure the carp we catch. Please contact Kathryn Keller-Miller at email@example.com or Maggie Karschnia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-447-9808 if you have questions or are interested in volunteering.
Annual Carp Tournament
The 2017 Carp Tournament will be held Saturday, May 20th. NEW this year, the tournament will be held at NIGHT!
The PLSLWD has been involved in an annual carp tournament since 2013. This event engages residents in a fun way to reduce carp populations on Prior Lake and Spring Lake. In 2016, a total of 38 fish were caught by 14 teams. Prizes were awarded for largest haul, biggest fish, and smallest fish. For more information, visit our Carp Management page.
Spring Lake Shoreline Restoration Event
The District is working with Great River Greening to restore 300 feet of shoreline along the north side of Spring Lake. Part of this effort included a volunteer event on Saturday, May 21st, 2016. Volunteers learned about shoreline restoration techniques and helped with native plantings at two locations. For more information, visit our Spring Lake Shoreline Restoration project page.