How can I be good steward to the pond or wetland by my home?

The water level in the pond may rise and fall, and its appearance may change from season to season. The area surrounding wetlands/ponds (generally 25 feet around the perimeter) is owned by the City or state. It is important to not maintain this area as an extension of your yard. The natural growth around wetland filters out harmful sediments from entering the water and creating algae. 

In most cases, Canadian geese are less apt to visit or nest in a wetland with its natural growth area intact. 

Do Not Dispose of Grass/Animal Feces in Water

Also, you are reminded to not dispose of grass clippings or animal feces in or near ponding areas or in streets/sewers. Grass clippings and other materials adversely affect the water quality of our wetlands and lakes. 

Flotation Devices

Flotation devices (boats, canoes, rafts, etc.) may only be used on Tanners Lake, located at I-94 and Geneva Avenue. In addition to addressing safety concerns, these guidelines protect our bodies of water and their abundant wildlife – including fish, turtles, birds, and mammals, that live and nest in and near the water. 

Contact Information

If you have questions, please call 651-730-2723.

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