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.
Sign-up for the Fall 2017 Clean Water Clean-Up event! The Fall 2017 event was RESCHEDULED for Sunday, November 5th from 12:30 – 3:00 pm and will still be held at Fish Point Park in Prior Lake. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt & snacks and be entered to win door prizes from local businesses. Please register here for this free event.
Volunteers raked, blew and piled 1200 pounds of leaves and removed 880 pounds of buckthorn during the fall 2017 event!
Missed out? Join us for our Spring Clean-Up. Email us to be added to the notification list.
Check out our Facebook page for pictures from past events! Contact Kathryn Keller-Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the District office at 952-447-9808 with questions.
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.