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The Root of Things

By Derek / April 9, 2021

Working with the team over at the Lake Minnetonka Magazine was a great success. Writer, Madeline Kopeicki,  did a fantastic job in her recent article The Root of Things. This article features Waterfront Restoration’s SCUBA lake weed removal services as well as gives the readers a brief history on how our locally owned business started […]

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Challenges That May Impact Your Lake Weed Removal Service

By Derek / April 7, 2021

Too often, our client’s might be heard asking “what is the cost of your lake weed removal service” or “can you give me a ballpark figure?” Without a basic understanding your project, it’s a little like asking how much a new house is going to cost without first defining the size, materials, and other features […]

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Swimmer’s Itch and How to Prevent it

By Meg Carney / March 16, 2021
Lakes contain swimmer's itch.

Many Minnesotans have likely experienced swimmer’s itch at some point in their lives, especially if you have a lakefront property or spend most summer days swimming at the lake. If you’ve had it, then you also know that it is an irritating rash that can come on somewhat suddenly.  Everyone’s reaction to swimmer’s itch is […]

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How to Maintain and Remove Coontail from your Lakeshore

By Meg Carney / February 18, 2021

If you own a lakefront property, you may notice a variety of lakeweeds beginning to wash up on your shoreline or accumulate around your dock. Many of these floating lakeweeds are native to Minnesota, and the most common include coontail, eelgrass, and chara. Eurasian Milfoil, an invasive lakeweed, can also wash up on your shoreline.  […]

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Effects of Zebra Mussels in our Lakes

By Meg Carney / February 8, 2021

You’ve seen the billboards or the signs at waterfronts warning to “stop aquatic hitchhikers.” Although other aquatic species can spread from lake to lake, one of the most common and damaging invasive species is the zebra mussel.  Zebra mussels are invasive mollusks, meaning they are not native to the lakes of Minnesota. They are a […]

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DNR Permits for Lily pad and Cattail Removal

By Derek / August 6, 2020
lily pads and cattails

At Waterfront Restoration, we know how troublesome cattails and lily pads can be for someone with a lakefront property. Not only do these plants affect the appearance of your lakefront, they can make it harder to swim or navigate a boat through. Even though these plants can cause problems when they really start to grow […]

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What You Need to Know About Blue-Green Algae

By Derek / July 31, 2020
blue green algae

During hot weather conditions, the production of harmful algae blooms can increase, thereby perpetuating more harm to both humans and pets alike (2)(3).  But what exactly are blue-green algae?  First off, they are much different from the conventional algae. Blue-green algae occur naturally in any aquatic body as a form of photosynthetic bacteria known as […]

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A History of Lake Minnetonka

By Derek / July 22, 2020
aerial of lake minnetonka

Until the 18th Century, Lake Minnetonka was a secret to nearly everyone except for the Native Americans. Although they were never permanent settlers, the Dakota, Ojibwe, Iowa, and Cheyenne people all lived around the lake at different times. There were likely people inhabiting the region as far back as 8000 BCE at the end of […]

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Expansion to Northern Minnesota Lakeshore

By Derek / July 13, 2020
Up North Consultation

For 17 years, Waterfront Restoration has been serving lakeshore homeowners across the state of Minnesota. Our mission to provide families the most effective and eco-friendly solution to lake weed removal. Since our humble beginnings in the Lake Minnetonka area, Waterfront Restoration has now expanded to all corners of the state. Above all, we pride ourselves […]

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Minnesota DNR Regulations on Muck Removal

By Derek / June 25, 2020

Organic sediment (muck) builds up when plants do not fully decompose. This happens if there is an overload of dead, decaying plant material, excessive algae blooms, or if the environment is not suitable for healthy bacteria activity. Muck is high in organics (food), nitrogen, and phosphorous. These variables are increased by other organisms such as […]

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