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Shallow Lakes Forum

Begins: Apr 12th, 2014 at 8:00 am
Ends: Apr 12th, 2014 at 11:30 am

Venue: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum - Snyder Room
Location: 3675 Arboretum Dr | Chanhassen

“The Benefits of Being Shallow” – A Shallow Lakes Forum

"Shallow Lakes" are lakes 15 feet or less in depth and at least 50 acres in size. They provide a variety of benefits, including hunting and fishing, recreation, and habitat for wildlife. Managing a shallow lake has its own set of unique challenges, which this forum will highlight.

Purpose:  Provide a forum to enhance knowledge and understanding among local citizens on shallow lake ecology, monitoring, and management, as well as how to effectively engage citizens in enhancement and protection of this unique resource. 

What will I learn?

  • How a shallow lake works
  • How to determine the health of a shallow lake through monitoring
  • Information about regulations affecting shallow lakes
  • How to engage neighbors and friends to protect these unique lakes

Who should attend: People who live on, live near, work with care for, and enjoy our shallow lakes.


  • Shallow Lakes Basics - Understanding our shallow lakes (Wenck & Associates)
  • Rules and Regulations - What can or can’t I do? (Minnesota DNR)
  • Shallow lake monitoring - Understanding the who, what, and why of monitoring shallow lakes (Three Rivers Parks District)
  • Shallow Lake management strategies - Got plants? Need fish? Successful and innovative management tools (Blue Water Science)
  • Lake Association Basics - How to start and keep a lake association going (Freshwater Society)
  • Lake Association Panel Discussion - What makes a lake association an effective partner?


  • Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
  • Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District
  • Nine Mile Creek Watershed District
  • Vadnais Lakes Area Watershed Management Organization
  • City of Minnetonka
  • City of Eden Prairie


The fee for the forum is $10 online and $15 at the door. Please register at www.minnehahacreek.org/shallow-lakes

Event Flyer Shallow_Lake_flier.pdf


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