Cedar Lake Improvement District (CLID) will be holding their annual meeting for all property owners within the district on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 7 p.m. at the New Prague Fire & Emergency Services building located at 505 - 5th Avenue NW on the west side of New Prague.

New agenda items this year will be box netting (a carp removal process) and rain gardens/shoreline improvement county-sponsored programs. Other agenda items include: election of a new board director, 2017 income and expenses, 2018 budget review and approval, Carp Kabob May tournament, curly leaf pondweed treatments 2018-2022 with possible changes in funding support, and the amended Lake Vegetation Management Plan. Post cards have also been mailed to all residents informing them of this meeting.

Restore Your Shoreline Workshop
Tuesday, April 17 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Spring Lake Town Hall, 20381 Fairlawn Ave, Prior Lake
If you live near a lake and are seeing more and more of your shoreline disappear each year, you can stop the erosion and preserve your shoreline. The Scott Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a free shoreline restoration workshop and you are invited to attend! This workshop is an opportunity to learn how to protect and restore the shoreline with seeded or planted buffers between lawn and lake. You may even be eligible for free technical assistance to help design your project and for cost share of up to 50% of the cost of materials and installation! This free workshop is open to all Scott County residents. Visit www.scottswcd.org or call the Scott SWCD office at 952-492-5425 to register.

The Cedar Lake Improvement District held its lake clean-up event on Saturday, March 10th, after the permanent ice fishing houses removal deadline of March 5. Lakers Sanitation of New Prague again provided dumpsters at both landings for trash and waste from ice fishing shelters. The New Prague Boy Scouts, the New Prague High School Trapshooting Team, the New Prague Sportsman's Club and many residents and area volunteers walked the lake and collected trash left over the winter. Thanks to MN DNR Conservation Officer James Fogarty for joining us for the event. Everyone enjoyed the event and were happy to report that they found minimal trash left by winter anglers. Thanks to everyone for helping make this event a success!

We have added a table under Background Information of Iced Over/Ice Out Dates for Cedar.  We thank the residents who shared their records going back to 2008.   The DNR had the 1983 date on their website.  We would like to expand this table so if anyone has additional dates, please forward them to us via our website under ‘Contact Us’.

Fellow CLID residents:
We have seven directors on the board.  Terms are three years that are staggered.  Every year there are two or three board directors’ terms that end. If a director does not renew his term for another three years, a vacancy occurs that needs to be filled by another resident within the CLID boundaries. Vacancies have occurred for other reasons before terms end. In the past, we have had a waiting list of residents ready to step in when vacancies occur. At this point, we do not have anyone. We need replacements so please consider joining the board. Per our bylaws, we need seven directors. Click on Board Members box on left to open and then “Complete this Form” to sign up.  You will receive a phone call to discuss further.

What does it entail? The board meets once a month from 6:30-8 pm at the New Prague Library. We currently meet on the second Monday of the month. We have eight scheduled board meetings per year but typically do not meet in June, July, August and December. We also hold an annual meeting in April for residents. Each director does spend a few hours each year on various projects. Frequently directors volunteer to help each other out with the major ones (Carp Kabob Tournament, Lake Clean-Up Day). Not only are they a fun social event but provide a sense of accomplishment on improving the quality of the lake. 

What do the current directors have to pass along as to why they are on the board?    “I have met more people from around the lake than I would have without being on the board. It gives me a sense of being a contributing member to a small community sharing similar goals of cleaning up the lake.”    “I want to ensure the lake keeps improving or maintaining the work that has been accomplished thus far. The few hours I donate to that effort over a year seems minimal when I can enjoy the results.”   “It’s also an educational experience in learning first-hand about ongoing and new threats to the quality of Cedar Lake and being involved in curtailing them.”  “I like having the benefit of insuring my lakeshore real estate investment is protected.” 

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.