Everyone – Here’s the correct DNR for needed to submit for treatment.
Thanks, ESHA Board
Hello Evergreen Shores HomeOwners –
The ESHA board is mailing out the annual update letter (a copy is attached here). It covers a variety of important updates. The letter will be mailed today and includes a return envelope for the 2022 dues. These dues are important for a number of projects. To make things easier, we now have a venmo account if you’d prefer to pay your dues that way. The venmo handle is @amanda-samples
Lastly, we used the county’s GIS system for obtaining addresses / names. It’s possible that the data is incorrect. Please let us know if the letter comes to you but has incorrect information.
The DNR has approved the permit for Lake Restoration to treat the lily pads. We anticipate the treatment to happen soon. If you have any questions, please reach out to Lake Restoration @ (763) 428-9777.
Evergreen Shores Neighbors -The ESHA board wants to share two important update.
Thanks for all of the support and positive feedback this year. We greatly appreciate those neighbors we’ve seen actively cleaning and maintaining their shorelines. Don’t forget to clean the street gutters and storm drains too so we keep that debris out of the ponds!
Everyone – Two quick updates:
Dredging – The sediment survey was completed last week. The engineering firm has the data and will provide the report back to the city. We do not know yet when the city will start the dredging project. We’ll keep you posted.
Lake Restoration will start the first treatment today. If you have any issues or questions please call LR @ 763-428-9777.
Neighbors – If you weren’t able to make it to the annual meeting, here is the recording from tonights meeting. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.