The lake has long been a treasured natural resource that brings people together to enjoy its beauty and outdoor opportunities. It provides an amazing setting during each of Minnesota’s gorgeous seasons to relax and rejuvenate along the waterfront, get active in the water, and enjoy the splendor and outdoor activities on the winter’s ice. It’s no wonder that we appreciate the lake as our home or destination and strive to protect and preserve it!
The White Bear Lake Conservation District (WBLCD) was formed by the State of Minnesota in 1971 for the purpose of taking care of the body of water known as White Bear Lake for all to enjoy. The Act granted the WBLCD extensive powers, which it exercises sparingly, as it collaborates with other agencies that also make rules and regulations regarding the lake.
Such policies include Minnesota DNR rules, bordering municipalities’ shoreline ordinances and related rules, Rice Creek Watershed District’s rules that protect our watershed’s surface and ground waters, and occasionally, rules from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
WBLCD Mission Statement: White Bear Lake is the focal point of our community. The lake is highly valued for its aesthetic, recreational, commercial, environmental, aquatic life, and fish and wildlife qualities. These qualities and values should be protected and preserved for present and future generations.
16th Annual White Bear Lake Cleanup Day - March 9, 2019
Come and take part in a group Scout service opportunity that will benefit all who enjoy beautiful White Bear Lake. As an act of fellowship, cooperation, and community service, Scout Units from throughout the area will partner with the White Bear Lake Conservation District, area Geocachers, and other community volunteers to pick up trash on frozen White Bear Lake before the spring thaw drops the garbage into the lake. If spring comes early, we’ll do a land-based cleanup.
Who: Scouts & volunteers from the communities around White Bear Lake.
When: Saturday, March 9. 10AM–12:15PM.
Where: Meet at Bellaire Beach. (South shore of White Bear Lake)
Bring: Wear gloves and weather-appropriate clothes / footwear; bring a water bottle (with water in it) & something to use to chop out trash frozen into the ice. Garbage bags will be provided.
What to Expect: We’ll start with some opening comments, then we will disperse onto the frozen lake or nearby parks to pick up trash. Return to Bellaire beach by 11:45 to enjoy (free) lunch provided by the VFW.
Note to Scout Unit Leadership: While this is a coordinated effort, each Unit should provide a leader who will have access to health forms & emergency information (if needed).
The elevation of White Bear Lake has historically ranged from its low point of 918.8 mft (feet above mean sea level) in 2013 to its high point of 926.96 mft in 1906. The current lake level is updated online by the Minnesota DNR every four hours.