The 28th annual picnic was held at Jorgenson’s park on Shady Beach Circle. Kubb Tournament, games for the kids, bounce house, a brief LSIA meeting and lots of food.
Picnic photos courtesy of Mike Peterson - Thanks Mike!
Welcome New LSIA Board Members!
Election of Director's and Board members was held at the LSIA Summer picnic on 7/17/16.
Lake Sarah Improvement Association Board of Directors notes departing Directors; Ron Jorgenson, Greg Koopman, Brent Lau, and Nate Uselding. Thank you for your service to our lake community!
LSIA welcomes our newly elected Board members; Kent Roers, Mike Malone, and Scott Walsh! Melissa Ulberg also joined the Board recently serving as the new LSIA Treasurer. Thanks for volunteering to serve our community!
LSIA's July Newsletter was recently sent via email to addresses in the lake association's email distribution list. if you didn't receive your copy you can download one here in .pdf format. July 2016 Newsletter - Issue 63
Found in Jorgenson Park after the LSIA Picnic, come pick it up if it belongs to you!
Missing a water ski?
This full throttle ski was found on lake Sarah's east bay on the 4th of July.
If it belongs to you please contact Anne Horn at the phone number in your directory or click here to email Anne
2016 Independence Day Boat Parade
Decorating Contest Winners:
1st Place- the Bechetti's
2nd Place - Rothberg family
Sports Themed category:
1st Place - Martineau family (Hockey theme)
2nd Place - Uselding's (G.B.P)
Photos provided by Suzette Rothberg and Mike Peterson.
3rd Annual lake Sarah Bass Tournament!
Tournament ran from 10am- 1pm on July 17, 2016 (prior to the start of the picnic) with Start and End (Weigh in) at Joe Slavec’s Dock. The bass fishing tournament was a great success this year with the 4 boats catching more fish than ever before! Minneapolis Garage added a sponsorship to the largest bass caught with a $100 Cabelas Giftcard.
The results were:
Joe and Matt Baker weighed one bass that was .5 pounds
Nate Uselding and Ted weighed three bass that totaled 4.10 pounds with the largest being 2.24 pounds.
Joe Slavec and Freddy Lang weighed five bass that totaled 8.68 pounds with the largest being 3.35 pounds
And the champions were Kyle Peterson and Brent Lau who weighed five bass that totaled 9.89 pounds and also caught the largest bass which weighed 3.54 pounds.
The most recent water level reading was 979.11' (east bay) on July 25, 2016
This can be compared to the final reading last fall on November 28, 2015 of 979.71' and the Ordinary High Water Level for Sarah of 979.90'. Thank you to Cindy Keating (west bay) and Fred Lang (east bay) who continue to volunteer their time to monitor our lakes’ water levels for the MN DNR, LSIA, and our website for yet another year!
Water level data, info and records from previous years can be found on the Water Levels page on this website
A New Emergency Communication Network is now available to residents of Independence and Maple Plain to ALERT, and INFORM Residents.
CodeRED is an emergency notification service that allows emergency and city officials to notify residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message and social media regarding time-sensitive general and emergency notifications. This service is easy to sign up for and will provide a direct line of communication with our residents. Communications will range from emergencies to public hearing notifications.
Register Now: simply click on the CodeRED logo at left
March 2016 - Lake neighbor and amazing drone pilot Todd Zaugg recently performed a video inspection of the lake Sarah outlet channel with ground assist from Scott Walsh and posted the video to YouTube. If you've ever been curious as to what the outlet channel looks like heres your chance to check it out. Amazing job Todd - Thanks!
Calling all history buffs! The newly formed Greenfield Historical Society is looking for history specific to Greenfield / Greenwood area of western Hennepin County www.greenfieldhs.com. They have started building a website and are meeting monthly, contact any member via their website if you wish to participate or have old memories or memorabilia to share!
Many of the questions emailed to this site regard illegal or inconsiderate snowmobile, atv, boat or pwc operation or fishing/hunting violation questions. To report illegal vehicular activity you should contactHennepin County Sheriff Water Patrol (612)596-9880, or West Hennepin Public Safety (763)479-0500, The Water Patrol will not issue a citation for offenses they do not witness. They may issue a citation if the witness agrees sign the complaint (much like a citizens arrest). If you plan on filing charges against an individual you should make note of the date, time, vehicle description and license number, identity or good description of the operator. A side note; If the offender wishes to appear in court you may be required to appear as witness / accuser. To report hunting or fishing violations call DNR area Conservation Officer Tony Salzer at (763) 432-0833, DNR Enforcement (651)582-1502, ororTIP (turn in poachers) toll free hotline 800-652-9093.Click the blue text for a copy of the 2015-16 Minnesota Snowmobile Regs , Personal Watercraft Regs , 2016 MN Boating Guide , ATV/OHV Regs, or the 2016 MN Fishing Regulations , in Adobe Acrobat Reader format (.pdf).
Lake Sarah (MN DNR #27-0191) is located in sections 1 and 2, township 118, range 24; and in sections 34 and 35, township 119, range 24, Hennepin County, Minnesota. GPS 45°4'19"N 93°41'24"W surrounded by the Minnesota cities of Independence, Greenfield, Loretto, Medina, and Rockford. Click here to view a Google hybrid map of lake Sarah. Suggestions for content and services to be provided by this site are always welcome!E-mail this websitewith your feedback, suggestions, comments or ideas.