map courtesy of AIS - Aquatic Invasive Species Consulting Services
CLP Treatment Update
The prescribed areas of lake Sarah were treated on Friday, 05/22/2020. Signs have been posted in the areas that are receiving treatment which will have information on any restrictions. As a reminder there are no restrictions on swimming, irrigation, or fish consumption after treatment.
As previously communicated, the association is seeking a donation of $150 to help cover the cost of treatment in 2020. If you have not already contributed to the treatment plan, please do so via the link below or contact any of the LSIA Board Members. A map of areas to be treated based on the spring CLP survey is shown below.
2020 AIS Treatment Program - Lake Sarah Improvement Association
The Lake Sarah Improvement Association along with Pioneer Sarah Creek Watershed District and Three Rivers Park District will be contracting with a vendor to continue chemically treating Curly Leaf Pondweed (CLP) in early spring 2020. Our intent is to continue treating CLP on an as needed basis per our Lake Vegetation Management Plan (LVMP). As previously communicated, the association is seeking a donation of $150 to help cover the cost in 2020. A map of areas to be treated based on the spring CLP survey is shown above or can be downloaded in .pdf format here. Treatment for CLP is typically mid to late May.
Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) will also be treated in 2020 at a later date than the CLP treatment. Treatment for EWM is typically in the June timeframe pending water conditions and survey results. The Lake Association pays for the EWM treatment based on financial support from the lakeshore property owners solely. The specific 2020 treatment approach will be also communicated once the plan is finalized.
The Lake Sarah Improvement Association is notifying property owners of the pending treatments by seperate letter. Shoreline property owners who desire that any treatments NOT occur adjacent to their property, please notify the LSIA immediately. Those persons may contact the Lake Association via email or Marcus Zahn via email .
Make your contribution to the CLP Treatment Program here!
Stakeholders and lakeshore property owners have been asked to help offset the cost of the CLP Treatment program with a tax deductible contribution of $150. To make your contribution using PayPal just click on the button to the right. Or if you prefer, checks payable to the Lake Sarah Improvement Association may be mailed to LSIA, P.O. Box 25, Loretto, MN 55357
Lake water levels currently unavailable due to covid-19 impacts on DNR schedules
Volunteers are taking readings but without the official survey/offset we cannot publish accurate elevations at this time.
Best estimate is we are roughly 979.00' as of 5/18/2020 which would be abouth 6" below the MNDNR established ordinary high high water level (OHWL) and a little low for this time of year.
Thank you to the City of Greenfield for installing the floating dock at our public access - this should make the access much easier to use!
Warning to those parking trailers - be sure to park in the striped parking slots and definately don't park on the road shoulders which are posted no parking - I saw a bunch of fresh parking tickets on cars parked in the center of the circle on Wednesday!
Lake Sarah Improvement Association
Spring Newsletter is available!
The newsletter was emailed on March 24, 2020. If you did not receive your copy email this website and we will correct or add your email address to the distributrion list. You may also click this link to download a copy in .pdf
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Many of the questions emailed to this site regard illegal or inconsiderate snowmobile, atv, boat or pwc operation or fishing/hunting violation questions. To report illegal vehicular activity you should contactHennepin County Sheriff Water Patrol (612)596-9880, or West Hennepin Public Safety (763)479-0500, The Water Patrol will not issue a citation for offenses they do not witness. They may issue a citation if the witness agrees sign the complaint (much like a citizens arrest). If you plan on filing charges against an individual you should make note of the date, time, vehicle description and license number, identity or good description of the operator. A side note; If the offender wishes to appear in court you may be required to appear as witness / accuser. To report hunting or fishing violations call DNR area Conservation Officer Officer Name: Brent Grewe Phone: (763) 205-6014, DNR Enforcement (651)582-1502, ororTIP (turn in poachers) toll free hotline 800-652-9093.Click the blue text for a copy of the 2017-18 Minnesota Snowmobile Regs , Personal Watercraft Regs , 2019 MN Boating Guide , ATV/OHV Regs, or the 2019 MN Fishing Regulations , in Adobe Acrobat Reader format (.pdf).
Lake Sarah (MN DNR #27-0191) is located in sections 1 and 2, township 118, range 24; and in sections 34 and 35, township 119, range 24, Hennepin County, Minnesota. GPS 45°4'19"N 93°41'24"W surrounded by the Minnesota cities of Independence, Greenfield, Loretto, Medina, and Rockford. Click here to view a Google hybrid map of lake Sarah. Suggestions for content and services to be provided by this site are always welcome!E-mail this websitewith your feedback, suggestions, comments or ideas.