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Citizens AGAINST proposed NO BOATING ordinance on Lake Owasso

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GREAT NEWS!!! The No Wake/No Boat proposal in the GLWMO 10yr Plan (draft) has been RESCINDED as per the GLWMO meeting of September 22nd. We would like to thank Karen Eckman (GLWMO Chair) and the other board members that voted in favor of removing the no wake/no boating restrictions.

If you are visiting this site for the first time, please continue to sign this petition so we can update you on the latest information from the GLWMO plan. The original petition is below, along with updated meeting info:

The Grass Lake Water Management Organization (GLWMO) is creating a new 10-year plan for Lake Owasso and surrounding areas. The Chairwoman (Karen Eckman) and 4 other board members are proposing "no wake" or "no boating" areas on Lake Owasso!!  They also state: "the goal being to make it a permanent ordinance".

To the credit and benefit of the GLWMO, they have come up with 12 other methods of improving water clarity in Lake Owasso, all of which are prudent and will not restrict boating. This "no boating" clause was inserted as a single sentence in a 243 page document. No agency should have this type of power over a designated Minnesota Recreational Lake!

The Lake Owasso Association (Est. 1941) has been trying to work with the GLWMO Board to remove this proposed restrictive ordinance. However, the GLWMO Board has not responded well to reasonable requests, so it is time for us to ACT!!


PLEASE SIGN this petition and pass it along to ALL YOUR FRIENDS who have ever enjoyed boating, fishing, skiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, tubing, or a simple cruise around Lake Owasso!! The public comment period is ONLY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15TH, so sign TODAY. 

NOTE - PUBLIC HEARING meeting originally scheduled for Oct 6th has been postponed until further notice (see updated info at
This Public Hearing will address other issues in the Draft Plan that relate to a host of very important watershed issues including ones directly related to Lake
Owasso.  It is thus encouraged for citizens to attend the Public Hearing as a forum to express ideas related to Lake Owasso and the greater watershed. 

In addition, you can call ALL the GLWMO board members and voice your objection to this ordinance. Their names/numbers are on the link below, but it also helps to send an email to the following people: 

Roseville Mayor Dan Roe:

Shoreview Mayor Sandy Martin:

Karen Eckman (Chairwoman GLWMO): 

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See how the Courage Center uses Lake Owasso for disabled skiers!!

NOTE: The ipetition website keeps all emails confidential, so sign without risk and voice your opinion in the comments section!!!! 


Steve Anderson


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