Important Annual Update

Dear Evergreen Shores Homeowners – In the next few days you should receive a letter from the ESHA board. The letter will include a return envelope for the 2021 dues payment and the DNR form.

The letter covers a number of important topics:

  • 2021 dues which is $105 again this year
  • 2021 pond treatment plan and DNR form (which is required if you want your water treated)
  • 2021 Board Changes – We have two board members leaving and need to vote in 2 more. We need a Secretary and Treasurer

Please use the return envelope to send your dues and completed DNR form. Copies of both are included in the bottom of this post.

The DNR form can be a little confusing. To make things easier, I’ve created a screenshot of what needs to be completed on the form. You only need to complete the top section with your name, address, & phone # and then sign and date. There is a 2nd form on the page which can be discarded or saved for next year.

Sediment Testing

Some people will be accessing our pond systems in the coming weeks for sediment testing, which is a preliminary step in the City of Shoreview led sediment removal project.


Keep working on maintaining your shorelines if you are capable, every little bit of effort helps our pond quality.

2nd Treatment Starts 7/30

The first half of the second Algaecide Treatment is scheduled to take place this Thursday, 7/30.  We can expect the second half and last treatment to occur about two weeks after that (mid-August).

You may also remove any dead weeds with a rake to avoid feeding our ponds more nutrients.  Please help us continue to act and maintain our shoreline so we can enjoy our ponds to the fullest.

Algaecide Treatment & Water testing

Everyone – A few updates as we head into a holiday weekend:

a. Lake Restoration will perform the other 1/2 algaecide treatment next week (likely the later half of the week depending on weather).

b. We’ve had some reports of swimmers itch. The algaecide chemical being used (copper sulfate) for our treatments is at the maximum amount allowed.  Copper sulfate can kill snails if they’re hit with a high enough dose, which will help with the swimmer’s itch problem.  But, it’s safe to say the snails will never be eradicated from the ponds (nor will all of the ducks and geese).  Below is a link from the MN DNR website about swimmer’s itch.https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/swimming/swimmersitch.html

c. Our ponds is not a designated swimming beaches by the state, county or the city. However, some homeowners choose to swim in the ponds. A team took the initiative to test the water for E coli bacteria. The state guidelines can be found here: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/bacteria

MN states that swimming beaches should not exceed more than 88 per 100 mL in any one sample. Our sample areas were:        

– 47.1 (Evergreen Ponds by Bucher Park),        

– 56.1 (Sherwood Ponds – middle of the water),        

– 326 (Sherwood Ponds – at the inlet next to Sherwood). We’re talking to the city about what they can do to address this one.       

– 44.1 (Western part of Evergreen Ponds)

Again, our ponds are not designated swimming beaches and thus any decision to swim in the ponds is the decision of the individual homeowner.

 

First Water Treatment – June 16 / 17th

Everyone the first water treatment will be June 16-17 (weather permitting) for those homeowners who provided the required DNR signature form by the deadline to participate in this season’s chemical treatments. Please note that the treatment company is targeting to be out on Tuesday, June 16 and the crew will probably be out for two days.  During treatments, if you have any questions or feedback at all, please call Lake Restoration directly at (763)428-9777 and ask to speak with Chad Hadler

Important Info for Tonight’s Meeting

Everyone – In respect to everyone’s safety the board decided to do this annual meeting virtually. It can be challenging to manage who’s talking with large virtual sessions. We greatly appreciate everyone’s input and ask that you use this form for submitting questions: Question Submission

We will also talk about a treatment plan and need the attached form completed and mailed to ESHA 395 Bucher Ave Shoreview MN 55126.

Annual Meeting & Water Survey

ANNUAL MEETING: On May 14th, the ESHA board will host a virtual annual meeting. We will be joined by Tom Wesolowski from the City of Shoreview to discuss the recent sediment analysis study.

Virtual Meeting: May 14th @ 7pm. To join, either click the link below or use the dial in.

Join with Google Meetmeet.google.com/qsy-kugu-dsg
Join by phone‪+1 617-675-4444‬ PIN: ‪776 343 240 2639‬#

WATER SURVEY: We are also asking everyone to complete a water quality survey ahead of the annual meeting. The survey can be found here: Water Survey