Photo taken by Christa R.

Photo taken by Christa R.

Photo taken by Christa R.

Photo taken by Christa R.

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WBLCD: Preserving White Bear Lake for future generations

Community and nature unite at White Bear Lake!

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.

WBLCD Sponsors Race 2 Reduce

H2O 4The WBLCD has joined the Manitou Foundation and the Mahtomedi Lions Club to help fund this phase, completing the Grades 7-8 course curriculum this summer.

WBLCD continues its funding for water conservation awareness as a proud sponsor of the H2O for Life program: Race 2 Reduce. These educational enrichment platforms are an integral part of the Mahtomedi and White Bear Lake Area Schools course studies. By providing a $10,000 grant, we joined the Manitou Foundation ($15,000) and Mahtomedi Lions Club ($3,000) to help fund this phase, completing the Grades 7-8 course curriculum this summer. With this additional support, programming will cover K-12. Read More >


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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.  

See the current lake level here >>

DNR lake level analysis

Historic lake levels chart
can be found here >>


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WBLCD, 4701 Highway 61, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Agenda for Tuesday, November 20, 2018 WBLCD Board meeting, 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers in the White Bear Lake City Hall.
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