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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Popular Restaurants on Lake Minnetonka

By Derek / May 29, 2020
Lord Fletchers

A boat adventure on Lake Minnetonka is the perfect opportunity to have a memorable experience in Minnesota. You will get the chance to see breathtaking views, take in the fresh air, and explore miles of coastline. However, it doesn’t end there. You can make your lake day absolutely perfect by enjoying just about any delicacy […]

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COVID-19 and Waterfront Restoration

By Derek / May 20, 2020

All of us at Waterfront Restoration are hard at work preparing for the upcoming summer season, and we look forward to serving our valued clients. We are happy to announce that Waterfront Restoration falls under the category of an essential service. Therefore, we are moving forward with our operations and are booking services for the […]

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Minnesota Lake Home and Cabin Show

By Derek / February 4, 2020

If you’re seeking for an avenue where you can sit and discuss “cabin” exclusively, then the 16th annual Minnesota Lake Home & Cabin Show is a place you should be. Scheduled to take place from February 7 to February 9, 2020, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Certainly, the event promises to be one heck of […]

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