Past long time lake Sarah resident Cecelia "Cec" Pearson of Bryan, TX. Cec lived on Shady Beach Circle from 1969 - 1997 and was a great lady known to many in the area. Visitation and service Tuesday May 26 in Delano (Iten) 4-8pm. Visitation and Mass Wednesday 5/27 at St.s Peter & Paul in Loretto. Our deepest sympathies to the Pearson family.
The most recent water level reading was 978.99' (east bay) on on May 25, 2015
This can be compared to the final reading last fall on November 8, 2014 of 978.76' and the Ordinary High Water Level for Sarah of 979.90'. Thank you to Cindy Keating (west bay) and Fred Lang (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! Detailed water level information and history can be found on the Water Levels page on this website.
Highest Level this year 978.99 on May 25, 2015 Highest Level ever recorded 982.40' on June 28, 2002
Lowest level this year 978.80' on May 3, 2015 Lowest level ever recorded 977.78' on August 10, 2007
L.S.I.A needs your help!
The Lake Sarah Improvement Association is seeking nominations for Officer and Board positions to fill expiring terms. The nominees for the two year positions are considered and elected at the summer LSIA Membership meeting which will be held on Sunday July 19th at Ron & Mary Jorgenson's property on Shady Beach Circle. For more information or to suggest a nomination please contact Brent Lau.
Thank you to all our volunteers and supporters past, present and future!
WEST HENNEPIN PUBLIC SAFETY (serving INDEPENDENCE & MAPLE PLAIN)
CRIME ALERT - Mail Thefts
West Hennepin Public Safety and surrounding agencies have received reports of found mail alongside ditches and/or theft of mail from a mail box.
In the beginning of April, Medina Police Department arrested a suspect who had stolen hundreds of pieces of mail from mailboxes. Suspects are opening cards to look for gift cards, checks, or cash. They are also opening up other items to get your personal information so they can open up credit cards and other accounts in the victim’s name. It is important to keep vigilant and protect yourself from mail theft and identity theft. If you'd like to be added to the WHPS Crime Alert notification list please send an email request to email@example.com or look for them on Facebook!
The LSIA Curly Leaf Pondweed (CLP) treatment was applied on May 2, 2015
Thank you to our volunteer applicators and support!
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 $100. 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. LSIA Thanks you for your support.
Based upon the successful treatment programs during the past 2 years, we will again:
1. Self-treat using responsible LSIA volunteers.
By self-treating – we control the timing of the early season, low dose treatment which helps ensure the most ideal conditions and the effectiveness (plus we save 50% of the cost vs hiring a professional treatment company). Presuming approval of our application we will again use Aquatic Solutions for a very competitively priced product, the free use of their application equipment, and the volunteer services of Craig Mueller to coach us during the treatment process. We will also partner with Eric Fieldseth as a qualified consultant to help us determine the # of acres to treat, the appropriate application rate, and amount of product needed in order to achieve the desired results.
2. Engage our supportive partners:
Three Rivers Park District (TRPD) and the Pioneer Sarah Creek Watershedwho assist in funding and the TRPD provides vegetation surveys to validate our effectiveness.
The MN Dept. of Natural Resourceswho fully support our volunteer program and we expect will have grant funds available again in 2014.
"Block Captains" – which help to raise awareness, help collect needed signatures, post application notice signs, and helps promote LSIA membership / donations.
3. Offer optional treatments for Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) – up to DNR set limits.
WHAT ARE THOSE REALLY BRIGHT LIGHTS DOING ON THE LAKE AT NIGHT?
First reaction is a bit of annoyance but take a look at what they really are. I took a ride with Curt Cich to discover what those lighted boats are up to. For the past few years, in early spring, bow fishing boats work the shallows at night to hunt for roughfish using lights to locate and identify carp and dogfish. Curt is one of the guides who works lakes Sarah and Independence while the water is still clear enough to hunt. Usually guiding guests from sundown until about midnight, Curt reports removing some 300+ roughfish from our lakes so far this year with the largest carp shot tipping the scales at over 30 pounds. When the warmer water temps spur the algae growth he will move his operation to clearer lakes but for the next few weeks you'll probably see him out there at night. Some of you may have met Curt or heard one of his presentations at our spring LSIA meetings. If you have questions about night bowfishing give Curt a call at 612.802.8370 he'd love to acquaint you with his sport!www.edgebowfishing.com
Lake Sarah Improvement Association 2015 Membership Drive
The 2015 LSIA membership drive has begun! Please consider either renewing your annual membership or if you are new to the area join us! It’s a great way to support a variety of projects to improve the quality of Lake Sarah and get to know your neighbors.
The dues for 2015 will remain at $35.00. Your annual membership fee helps support:
Water quality improvement projects
Informational events and causes that support Lake Sarah
The Neighborhood Directory
The vitality of the fishery
Three yearly membership meetings
The annual summer community picnic
July 4th boat parade/decorating contest
Additional membership benefits include; Discounted residential trash pickup services from Randy’s Sanitation and Home delivered softener salt and drinking water from Finken Water Systems (see information on the LSIA Group Discount Programs page)
Click the Buy Now button on the left to pay your dues with any major credit card or via bank transfer.
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 Tony Salzer at (763) 432-0833, DNR Enforcement (651)582-1502, ororTIP (turn in poachers) toll free hotline 800-652-9093.Click the blue text for a copy of the 2014-15 Minnesota Snowmobile Regs , Personal Watercraft Regs , 2014 MN Boating Guide , ATV/OHV Regs, or the 2014 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.