February Update
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. 

Water Level Chart Here

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 

History of Independence Beach

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)


AIS Monitoring
June date TBD

4th of July Flotilla

Sunday, July 4

1:00 pm

Assemble north of Baker Park Boat Launch

AIS Monitoring

August date TBD


Octoberfest Picnic

Saturday, October 9

Baker Park Pavilion

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LICA meets at 7pm on the second Wednesday of every month at the Independence City Hall and concerned citizens are always welcome!

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