What Once Was: The Excelsior Amusement Park

By Derek / June 23, 2022

A Quick Background Many of us are familiar with Valley Fair in Shakopee. But did you know it was founded by the same man who started the Excelsior Amusement Park? The Excelsior Amusement Park was founded by Fred W Pearce on May 30, 1925. The park was situated on Lake Minnetonka’s Excelsior Bay. The park […]

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Eelgrass: A Beneficial MN Native Weed

By Derek / June 10, 2022

What is Eel Grass? Wild celery or Vallisneria Americana is a native weed found in many Minnesota lakes. The Wild Celery has several nicknames. Its nicknames include eelgrass, water celery, or tape grass. It is most commonly referred to as eelgrass. This weed is a type of flowering sea grass that has “long ribbon-like leaves”. […]

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Achieving your lakeshore dreams

By Derek / April 27, 2022

Are you looking to achieve your lakeshore dream? Do you wonder about the success of lake weed removal? Let us tell you a story: Pelican Lake, a beautiful body of water located in Northern Minnesota, has a lot to offer to its enjoyers. From swimming and boating to picturesque sunsets, Pelican Lake is a perfect […]

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5 Best Lake Weed Removal Tools

By Derek / March 24, 2022

Ever wonder what the best lake weed removal tools are? At Waterfront Restoration, we carefully pick and choose what lake weed removal tools we use to ensure the best and cleanest removal of your lake weeds. We put careful consideration into how to achieve your goals for your lakeshore. We use several tools when removing […]

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Fall Cattail Removal

By Kendall Duffie / November 3, 2021

Halloween, pumpkins, and… cattail treatment? Fall is one of the best times for cattail removal, and Waterfront Restoration is here to help! Interested in learning more about why fall is the best time to explore cattail removal options? Keep reading to learn more. Why is fall the best time for cattail treatment? Fall is the […]

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When Should I Expect Lake Weed Growth?

By Kendall Duffie / October 14, 2021

For many Minnesotans, lake weeds are an annoying but expected part of lake life. Here at Waterfront Restoration, we specialize in by-the-root lake-weed removal, ensuring you love your lakefront all season long. Are you interested in beginning your lake weed removal journey? To start, you may be wondering when to expect weed growth for each […]

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Cattail Removal: Your Next Steps

By Kendall Duffie / September 30, 2021

For many lakefront homeowners, cattails can become an unsightly blot on your beautiful property, sometimes blocking boating or swimming space. At Waterfront Restoration, we understand how frustrating unkempt cattails can become. Luckily, we are happy to work with you to find the perfect removal method, reinvigorating your lakefront in just hours. Wondering how to start […]

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DNR Regulations on Bog Removal

By Derek / August 27, 2021

What is a bog? What can I do about it? According to National Geographic, a bog is a type of wetland composed of decaying material. Minnesotans can find bogs on many lakes and ponds in the state. Did you know that Waterfront Restoration can remove or relocate bogs? While we are able to assist in […]

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Lake Levels and Weed Growth

By Derek / July 20, 2021

This summer, Minnesotans across the state have been experiencing lower lake levels than normal. While lake levels primarily impact water activities like boating and swimming, they can also influence weed growth. Our clients have been coming to us noticing more weeds than ever, and we certainly agree! Removing an average of 27 bags from each […]

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What You Need to Know About Blowers

By Derek / July 7, 2021

Here at Waterfront Restoration, we know that multiple strategies are sometimes needed to keep your lakefront pristine all season long. Of course, we primarily recommend by-the-root lake weed removal, as extracting these plants by the root allows for a long-lasting, environmentally friendly solution. However, when dealing with nuisances like floating weeds, aeration blowers can be […]

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