The City of Wayzata is working in partnership with the Lake Effect Conservancy; a private not for profit organization established in 2016 and governed by a board of community volunteers. The Lake Effect Conservancy is raising private dollars to fund the design and development of the Lake Walk, the Eco Park, programming and numerous other improvements. Learn more about the Conservancy at www.LakeEffectConservancy.org.
Lake Minnetonka Science Collaborative
This collaborative is a group of non-profits and agencies that came together around their shared interest in serving youth, the local community, engagement with Lake Minnetonka and learning. From that meeting came a vision of engaging youth in experiential, lake focused learning on Wayzata’s lakefront.
The collaborative includes the YMCA, Wayzata Community Sailing Center, Science Museum of Minnesota, Wayzata Public Schools, University of Minnesota, MN Department of Natural Resources, Three Rivers Park District, Interfaith Outreach, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, Lake Minnetonka Conservation District, Lake Minnetonka Association, the Wayzata Parks and Trails Board, and the Wayzata Lake Effect Conservancy.
Together they launched the pilot STEM Lake Exploration Camp in the summer of 2018, as an example of the potential for great interactive STEM learning on Wayzata’s lakefront and site of the future Eco Park.