WBLCD: Preserving White Bear Lake for future generations

Community and nature unite at White Bear Lake!

The lake has long been a treasured natural resource that brings people together to enjoy its beauty and outdoor opportunities. It provides an amazing setting during each of Minnesota’s gorgeous seasons to relax and rejuvenate along the waterfront, get active in the water, and enjoy the splendor and outdoor activities on the winter’s ice. It’s no wonder that we appreciate the lake as our home or destination and strive to protect and preserve it!

The White Bear Lake Conservation District (WBLCD) was formed by the State of Minnesota in 1971 for the purpose of taking care of the body of water known as White Bear Lake for all to enjoy. The Act granted the WBLCD extensive powers, which it exercises sparingly, as it collaborates with other agencies that also make rules and regulations regarding the lake.

Such policies include Minnesota DNR rules, bordering municipalities’ shoreline ordinances and related rules, Rice Creek Watershed District’s rules that protect our watershed’s surface and ground waters, and occasionally, rules from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

WBLCD Mission Statement: White Bear Lake is the focal point of our community. The lake is highly valued for its aesthetic, recreational, commercial, environmental, aquatic life, and fish and wildlife qualities. These qualities and values should be protected and preserved for present and future generations.

cleanup person17th Annual White Bear Lake Cleanup Day - March 7, 2020

Come and take part in a group Scout service opportunity that will benefit all who enjoy beautiful White Bear Lake.  As an act of fellowship, cooperation, and community service, Scout Units from throughout the area will partner with the White Bear Lake Conservation District, area Geocachers, and other community volunteers to pick up trash on frozen White Bear Lake before the spring thaw drops the garbage into the lake. If spring comes early, we’ll do a land-based cleanup...
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feb19eventFREE EVENT at White Bear Lake Library
2150 2nd Street, White Bear Lake, MN, 55110
Wednesday, February 19, 6:30 PM

Peter Sorensen is a professor of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology at the University of Minnesota who specializes in fish biology and aquatic ecology. Most recently, he has started devoting most of his attention to fisheries conservation and climate change, convinced that these are the issues of our time. His presentation will outline how exceptionally vulnerable
water and fish are to increasing temperatures. He will tell us about things we must, and can easily do, to protect our aquatic resources.
Hosted By: Northeast Metro Climate Action


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The elevation of White Bear Lake has historically ranged from its low point of 918.8 mft (feet above mean sea level) in 2013 to its high point of 926.96 mft in 1906. The current lake level is updated online by the Minnesota DNR every four hours.  

See the current lake level here >>

DNR lake level analysis

Historic lake levels chart
can be found here >>

Meetings are held at 7pm in the WBL City Hall.
Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 17, Apr 21, May 19, Jun 16, Jul 21, Aug 18, Sep 15, , Oct 20, Nov 17, No meeting in Dec.
Fall/Winter Hours - Office will continue to be in operation daily. Office hours and days will vary for actual onsite person. Click for details
+1 (651) 429-8520
WBLCD, 4701 Highway 61, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Agenda for Tuesday, February 18, 2020 WBLCD Board meeting, 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers in the White Bear Lake City Hall.
Check in often for noteworthy, lake-related news and environmental tips from our local sources: Pioneer Press, Star Tribune and White Bear Press.
Lake map with parks, roads types, commercial bay, boat landing, ramp and parking, peninsulars, bays and rock bar clearly marked.