City of Medina announces
new Clean Waters initiative
The City of Medina’s Public Works Department is starting a new civic education program called Clean Waters. The Clean Waters program is intended to educate Medina residents about the impacts of everyday activities on water quality, and simple techniques to protect water resources, from residential wells to wetlands.
The city will be publishing monthly fact sheets focusing on subjects related to clean water. The January fact sheet was an overview of the myriad sources of water pollution. Future fact sheets will cover managing animal waste, and handling household chemicals.
The Fact Sheets are being researched and written by Lisa DeMars in the Public Works Department. For more information about the Clean Waters program, see medinamn.us/svcs/environment/cleanwaters/
Welcome to Lake Independence
Lake Independence is a beautiful recreational lake in Western Hennepin County, Minnesota. The lake is 844 acres in size and about 58 feet at its deepest.
Adorning its shores are 104 residential properties, Three Rivers Parks Baker Park Reserve, Vinland Center, and YMCA Camp Iduhapi. The lake has 5.8 miles of shoreline and two islands on the northwest side of the lake.
Lake Clean-up Day
Sunday, March 7
starting 10:00 a.m.
PHOTO: Barb Zadeh
It’s almost that time of year again! The ice will be melting soon, so join us cleaning up litter and debris off the ice before these unwanted items enter our beautiful Lake Independence.
LICA members, homeowners, and lake-enthusiasts are invited to join the LICA Board in the Lake Cleanup Day on Sunday, March 7. We’ll be hitting the ice at 10 a.m., but please feel free to contribute at any point during the day — every bit helps!
There is no specific meeting place, so just head out wherever you’d like, and with enough volunteers, we hope to canvass the entire lake. Hope to see you there!
- Angela McLaughlin
2021 Calendar of Events
Due to uncertainty caused by Covid, all events are tentatively scheduled. More information will be provided closer to the dates.
Ice Clean-up Day
Sunday, March 7
Collect trash and debris on ice
All over the lake; everyone is invited
Annual Meeting & Ice Cream Social
& Fishing Seminar
Saturday, April 10
(time and location to be announced)
June date TBD
4th of July Flotilla
Sunday, July 4
Assemble north of Baker Park Boat Launch
August date TBD
Saturday, October 9
Baker Park Pavilion