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.
Sign-up for the Spring 2018 Clean Water Clean-Up event! The Spring 2018 event will be for Sunday, April 29th** from 12:30 – 2:30 pm and will be held at Crystal Lake Park in Prior Lake. We will be raking leaves and removing buckthorn at the park! Volunteers will receive a hat & snacks and be entered to win rain barrels and door prizes from local businesses. Don’t forget to bring your rake to the event! Please register here for this free, family-friendly event.
In case of inclement weather, the Spring 2018 clean-up will be rescheduled for May 6th. **NOTE: This is a date change. The event was pushed back one week in hopes that it will give the park a chance to dry out.
During the Fall 2017 clean-up, volunteers raked, blew and piled 1200 pounds of leaves and removed 880 pounds of buckthorn! Check out our Facebook page for pictures from past events!
Questions? Email Kathryn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the District office at 952-447-4166.
Can’t make the spring event? Join us for our Fall Clean-Up. Email email@example.com to be added to the notification list.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Maggie Karschnia at email@example.com or 952-447-9808 if you have questions, are interested in volunteering or want to be added to the seine notification list.
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.
Occasional Restoration Events
The District has several shoreline and other restoration projects and occasionally needs volunteers to help out with plantings or other items. To be notified when volunteers are needed for restoration events, please email Kathryn Keller-Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our volunteer list.
One of our projects restored 300 feet of shoreline along the north side of Spring Lake. For more information, visit our Spring Lake Shoreline Restoration project page.