If you have questions about permiting in or near the water contact:
DNR Permitting 320-634-4573
DNR Rodger Hemphill 218-846-8384
POLLINATORS ... WHY?
Master Gardner Program
March 29, 2015
At a recent meeting the following Master Gardeners were recognized for their service: Sally Hausken (volunteered over 1,000 hours); Catharine Weisenburger (completed Master Gardener training) and D.Mae Ceryes (10 years of service).
There are 17 local people who are qualified as Master Gardeners after taking a required course at the University of Minnesota.
The Master Gardeners have completed their 5th year and continue to participate in recording sessions for TV 3’s weekly series called “Master Gardeners Rambling Rose.” The gardeners also partner with the City of Detroit Lakes in providing 15 community garden plots. Another event they sponsor is the Annual Plant Sale scheduled this year for Saturday, May 23, starting at 8 a.m. till 11 a.m. at the Detroit Lakes City Park on South Washington Avenue.
During the growing season Master Gardeners offer free Plant, Pest and Gardening Clinics every Monday (May-September) and Friday (June-August) from 9 a.m. to noon in the Becker County Extension Office.
For more information, call Linda at the U of M Extension Office at 218-846-7328.
Ice Ridges What causes ice ridges and what can be done about them?
Property owners occasionally return to their cabins in the spring only to discover they are dealing with property damage caused by a phenomenon called “ice heaving” or “ice jacking”. This powerful natural force forms a feature along the shoreline known as an “ice ridge”. The result may include significant damage to retaining walls, docks and boat lifts, and sometimes even to the cabin itself. Please contact the Pelican River Watershed District (218-846-0436) if you have questions about shoreland damage because many times it requires a permit and compliance is important so costly restoration does not occur.
Shoreland Modifications within a 1,000 feet of the shoreland of Detroit Lake require compliance with MN Shoreland Standards and City of Detroit Lakes Ordinance.
The State of Minnesota offers guidance for considering variance requests in the shoreland area. City of Detroit Lakes Ordinance may be more strict but must not be more lenient than the state in order to protect public waters. CLICK ON EACH TOPIC .... What is Good to Know:
DNR NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2, 2013
Aquatic plant removal may require permits
Lakeshore property owners are reminded that removal of aquatic plants from Minnesota lakes may require a permit from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). FULL STORY.....
Beach Sand Blanket - Permit not required if the Beach Sand:
BUCKTHORN - Terrestrial Invasive