Please complete this short survey regarding your experiences and perspective about lake vegetation and aquatic invasive species (AIS) in Lake Minnetonka. You may also report suspicious, nuisance or beneficial vegetation and photos on an interactive map at lmcd.mysocialpinpoint.com/lake-mtka-vegetation-and-ais. Learn about the plan being developed to prevent and manage vegetation and AIS at lmcd.org/aquatic-invasive-species/new-ais-initiatives.

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* 1. In which of the following summertime recreational activities do you partake at Lake Minnetonka? Please select all that apply.

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* 2. Which of the following best describes your affiliation with Lake Minnetonka? Please check all that apply.

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* 3. How would you rate the presence of aquatic invasive species in Lake Minnetonka as a whole?

  Extremely low Somewhat low Average Somewhat high Extremely high Don't know
Past year (2019)
1-3 years ago
4-7 years ago
8-10 years ago
10 plus years ago

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* 4. How do aquatic invasive species affect your use of Lake Minnetonka?

  Increases No effect Decreases N/A
Maintenance costs of watercraft, docks, and appurtenances
Damage to or breakdown of watercraft or equipment
Safety concerns for swimming, watersports, etc.
Enjoyment and social use of the Lake
Property values
Visits to Lake related businesses

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* 5. The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD) has historically harvested (cut and removed) aquatic vegetation for navigation and safety. How would you rate the past harvesting?

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* 6. How could the harvesting be improved?

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* 7. Are you aware that the Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD) has suspended the aquatic vegetation harvesting program for 2019?

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* 8. What type of lake vegetation control method would you prefer?

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* 9. In your opinion, which of the following AIS, aquatic disease, or native vegetation/animal, pose the greatest threat to your enjoyment of Lake Minnetonka?

  1 - Least 2 3 4 5 - Greatest N/A
Eurasian watermilfoil
Curly-leaf pondweed
Zebra mussels
Starry stonewart
Carp
Flowering rush
Spiny waterflea
Native vegetation (e.g. wild celery, waterlilies, etc.)

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* 10. Prior to taking this survey, how often have you heard, seen, or read information about aquatic invasive species (AIS)?

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* 11. Over the past year, where have you seen or heard information about aquatic invasive species? Please select all that apply.

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* 12. On a scale of 1 to 5, how knowledgeable are you about the laws and regulations related to aquatic invasive species?

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* 13. Rank the following activities that you think may contribute the most to the introduction of AIS in Lake Minnetonka?

  1 - Least 2 3 4 5 - Most
Visiting watercraft/boats
Releasing unused live bait when fishing
Installing docks, boat lifts, equipment, and materials
Using fishing gear and equipment used in infested waters
Keeping a boat in the water when not in use
Landscaping plants and materials
Releasing plants or animals from aquariums, ponds, and similar
People swimming in waters that contain AIS
Pets and other animals swimming in waters that contain AIS
Streams and other feeder waters into Lake Minnetonka

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* 14. In your view, how important are inspections of watercraft entering and leaving Lake Minnetonka in preventing or slowing the spread of AIS?

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* 15. On a scale of 1 to 5, how familiar are you with actions you can take to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species?

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* 16. How do you prefer to receive information? Please select all that apply.

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* 17. Who do you trust for information about natural areas, water, and invasive species? Please select all that apply.

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