Please join us July 4th for the 24th annual Lake Sarah Boat Parade!
Last year we had a great turn out and we hope we will this year too! All boats are welcome!
When: July 4th at 2pm
Where: Participating boats should line up near the public boat landing around 1:50pm, and the parade will work its way to the east side of the lake from there.
Theme: Your choice! Boats are encouraged to get creative with your choice of theme - patriotic, super hero, music, nature -- you name it!
Competition: In past years we have had judges who pick their favorite boats for prizes, but this year there will be no competition.
We assume this event will be safe to hold despite the COVID-19 pandemic, but we encourage all boats to space out at the public landing before we get started, and we will keep the usual safe distance away from docks and shorelines.
The 32nd Lake Sarah Annual Meeting and Summer picnic
has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns
Loon Family @ lake Sarah!
1st time to my knowledge in the 2+ decades we've lived here that a loon family has stayed and hatched a chick.
Make sure you stay clear of the nest should you accidentally discover it!
Photos submitted by Scott Walsh and Joe Baker
2020 EWM Treatment
Our Eurasian Water Milfoil treatment will likely take place the last week in June Please see the map below for areas approved for treatment. If you are within a treatment area and wish not to have your shoreline treated, please contact Marcus Zahn immediately email Marcus
As always, please abide by all restrictions and recommendations as listed on the treatment signage. If you did not receive signage your lakeshore was not in a treatment area.
The most recent water level reading was 979.26' on June 29, 2020 (east bay gauge)
This can be compared to the initial reading this spring of 979.58 on 4/5/20, the final reading last fall on November 6, 2019 of 979.47' and the Ordinary High Water Level for Sarah of 979.90'.
Thank you to Cindy Keating (west bay) and the Spencer family (east bay) who continue to volunteer their time to monitor our lakes’ water levels for the MN DNR, LSIA, and our website for yet another year!
June 19, 2020 - “LSIA is pleased to announce that the CLP post treatment survey indicates the application in the prescribed DNR permitted areas was a success. The survey also indicated Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) in a few areas. As consistent with prior years, the association is sponsoring spot treatment for EWM as allowed by the approved DNR permit. Please be aware the EWM treatment will likely occur the week of June 22nd and as early as Monday that week pending weather conditions. Please be on the lookout for treatment signs and please follow the listed post treatment restrictions”.
Eric’s CLP post inspection on June 8, 2020 confirmed 2.7 acres of thick heavily matted CLP in the first small bay coming from DHC culvert – and he confirmed that turions had not yet formed. The LSIA approved the treatment and on on June 9, Eric got the DNR to turn on the amended permit by 1pm and it was treated with Diquat by Craig between 2-3pm the same day. Amazingly fast service by Eric and Craig - Thank You!
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.
map courtesy of AIS - Aquatic Invasive Species Consulting Services
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 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
Complete the form and mail it to the address along with a check (payable to LSIA)
Use thePayPal( online payment service) option below
Please become a member and support your lake association!
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(if you choose to renew this way please complete the membership form and mail it so we can keep our records and contact information updated)
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.