Photo taken by Christa R.
COVID-19 pandemic information around the lake
Please check the latest information from the state, the county, and municipalities around the lake for the latest information on how the government response affects your use of the lake!
State of Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Web page
State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources COVID-19 Web page
Ramsey County COVID-19 web page
Washington County COVID-19 web page
City of White Bear Lake COVID-19 web page
White Bear Township Alert Center
City of Birchwood Village COVID-19 web page
City of Mahtomedi Alert Center
City of Dellwood (see Washington County)
Due to the Covid-19 virus WBLCD office is required to be temporarily closed. We will be working from home so please continue to call 651-429-8520 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and we will get back to you right away. Stay safe and healthy!
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.
THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!!
2021 Lake Ice Cleanup - Saturday, March 6, 2021
This was the 18th annual cleanup, but the first "decentralized" one -- due to Covid.
Interestingly, there was more community involvement this year than in the past. (Not more people, but more individual groups of citizens volunteering).
Participants said the lake was cleaner (less trash) than usual. The numbers show that this year's haul was less than the 18 year average. And with no recent snow covering trash, I agree -- this was a cleaner year.
For the 2021 cleanup: Total participants = 106 Pounds of trash collected = 331
Total numbers for the 18 years of cleanups: Total participants = 1388 Total Lbs of trash collected via these cleanup events = 6745
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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.
Share the lake responsibly – the number of complaints about bad water sports behavior has been increasing. Please follow these suggestions from the Water Sports Industry Association.