Volunteer Opportunity through University of Minnesota AIS Research Center: If you are interested in becoming a citizen scientist and learning how to identify invasive species, here is information on a program that offers training and volunteer requirements. The CLID and SWMO were asked to pass along this information so we are not the contacts or know anything more about the program itself. (click here)


The Scott Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a free shoreline restoration workshop on April 18th from 6:30 to 8pm at Prior Lake City Hall. If you’re seeing more and more of your shoreline disappear each year, this an opportunity to learn how to preserve and restore this area to keep the water clean for fishing, recreating and lake living.  You may be eligible for free technical assistance to help design your project and cost share of up to 50% of the cost of materials and installation.  Register by visiting scottswcd.org or by calling the Scott SWCD at 952-492-5425.


The disposal of yard and animal waste, leaves, raked lake weeds and dead animals into the lake is considered littering and is a fineable expense per the Scott County Sheriff's Department. Please dispose of these items properly and not into Cedar Lake. Anyone witnessing a violation, please call the Sheriff's office at 952-445-1411 to report it. Thank you.


Welcome to Cedar Lake Improvement!

Welcome to the Cedar Lake Improvement District's (CLID) website. Browse the background information and view the parcel map to see if you reside in the CLID, educate yourself by reviewing the lake management plan or check in on the progress of current projects. CLID residents can even share their fun lake photos or post in the lost and found section in order to connect with neighbors.

The CLID is comprised of residencies and open land, both on and near 793 acre Cedar lake in Scott County, MN. Public entities that lie within the specified CLID boundaries include Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park and two public boat landings.

The CLID is overseen by a volunteer board. Board members recognize that those living or owning land within CLID boundaries are stakeholders in the health and quality of Cedar Lake. Through communication with residents, partnerships and/or collaborations with public/private organizations, the CLID works to recognize the water and lake quality challenges of today and make Cedar Lake an improved resource for the future.