Incorporated as a nonprofit on September 29, 2020.
Lake Minnetonka has a long history of providing Minnesotans recreational opportunities such as boating sailing, fishing, swimming, kayaking, tubing, paddleboarding, canoeing, waterskiing wakeboarding, and wakesurfing.
Unfortunately, rapidly growing wakesurfing has had a very significant negative impact on the ability of others to enjoy their form of recreation, as well as lakeshore residents' quality of life Citizens For Sharing Lake Minnetonka, LLC, a nonprofit, was formed to give voice to all the lake's stakeholders .so all can enjoy the benefits of the lake.
We call on all users to share Lake Minnetonka.
Our mission is to champion sharing of Lake Minnetonka, so that all the lake's stakeholders can enjoy the lake.
Dominant Presence - Wakesurf boats have a dominant presence on small Lake Minnetonka bays, both by the large waves they create, and the loud music they emit with their powerful speakers. Their dominant presence is greatly magnified when multiple wakesurfing boats are operating at the same time.
Share - Everyone, including wakesurfers, should be able to enjoy the use of Lake Minnetonka. The large waves Wakesurf boats create on small bays, however, seriously diminish the enjoyment of the lake for many of its stakeholders. For example, those who enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, waterskiing, tubing and swimming are very negatively impacted or crowded out. Homeowners are frequently subjected to extremely loud, and at times, foul lyrics. Their shorelines are battered by large waves which violently toss boats in slips, and in some cases, cause rip rap damage and shoreline erosion.