Community Cleanup for Water Quality 2020

Saturday, Oct. 24, 9:30a - 12noon

Lotus Lake could use your help!  Chanhassen residents and service groups/organizations are invited to clean up organic debris, such as leaves and sediment, in our streets.  


Phosphorus is a major source of water pollution that causes excessive growth of algae and depletes oxygen needed for fish and native plants.  Impervious surfaces like city streets and parking lots provide a pathway for phosphorus to get to local lakes, rivers and streams.  Phosphorus on streets comes from decaying organic matter such as leaves, branches and loose dirt.  Fall is one of the peak periods for introduction of phosphorous from city streets into local waters.

  • What to bring?  Brooms, shovels, rakes and, if able, wagons or wheelbarrows to haul any large debris.  
  • What is provided?  Safety vests, rubberized gloves (yours to keep), paper leaf bags, and trash bags.
  • Where do we meet? At the corner of Carver Beach Road and Cree Drive.  No registration is required.

 In light of the Covid-19 virus, the following provisions will be in place this year:

  • Focus only on one section of Carver Beach Road by Lotus Lake where an event coordinator will be present for the entire event
  • Event coordinator will be at the corner of Carver Beach Road and Cree Drive at 9:30a. Coordinator will wear a mask and respect a six-foot distance between volunteers. Volunteers can pick up bags and gloves from the coordinator any time after 9:30a.
  • Volunteers are asked to wear masks and keep a six-foot distance between themselves and anyone who is not within their “bubble” or known “safe to you” people.
  • Volunteers will rake, sweep or shovel leaves, dirt and debris around or close to curbs and Carver Beach Road.  Everything is bagged and will be centralized in a couple locations on the street for pick up after 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 24.
  • If there is rain on Saturday, the event will take place on Sunday, October 25 from 9:30-12

 Questions about the event?  Please contact Sharon at 952-388-9209.