Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District (CLFLWD) has maintained and improved the health of our local water ways for many years. The water quality improvement projects implemented by the CLFLWD have gotten area lakes (including Forest, Comfort, and Bone) over 92% of the way to meeting state water quality standards. Improved water quality equals cleaner and clearer water for generations to come.
In June, the Watershed District will be hosting several community education workshops, info sessions, and feedback events. Residents are invited to attend these events to learn about and provide input on CLFLWD activities and how to improve water quality with healthy shorelines.
Office Open House
The CLFLWD is looking for a new office location within the watershed. Their current building has been sold and no longer meets their needs. Come to the open house to share your opinions on the priorities for the District’s new office space. Tuesday, June 6th from 4:30-6:30pm at the District Office, 44 Lake St. South, Suite A, Forest Lake. Can’t attend the open house? Take our online survey!
Learn the fundamentals of protecting your shoreline property! This workshop will include discussions on lakescaping and shoreline projects, plant selection tips, regulatory reminders, and provide access to technical and financial resources. Saturday, June 10th from 10:00am-12pm at Hardwood Creek Library, 19955 Forest Rd N., Forest Lake.
UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, our workshop presenter is no longer available for June 10th. As such, the Shoreline Workshop has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 26th from 3:00-5:00pm.
Alum Treatment Info Sessions
The CLFLWD will be conducting a milestone water quality project on Forest Lake this September. The non-toxic alum treatment will result in a cleaner and clearer Forest Lake. Initial info sessions will be held on Saturday, June 24th from 10:00am-12:00pm at the District Office and Thursday, June 29th from 5:00-7:00pm at Lakeside Memorial Park. Residents can stop by anytime during the two-hour open house; there will be a 30-minute presentation beginning at 11:00am on the 24th and 6:00pm on the 29th.
Unable to attend these info sessions? District staff will be at Forest Lake’s Arts in the Park every Tuesday this summer to answer questions, take feedback, and lead family-friendly water quality activities. Look for the District booth on the north side of the park near the boat launch.