Now that we are into the summer boating season and with the 4th of July holiday fast approaching, I wanted to send out a reminder about a few key rules related to operating watercraft on the lake.
I’ve gotten some questions / comments from people concerned about people’s safety, and we want to make sure that everyone is able to enjoy their time out on the lake. Pease remember these rules are intended to help everyone enjoy beautiful Lake Riley – and do so safely.
Please keep in mind the following (and remember these are just a handful of the full boating regulations):
The 2019 Minnesota DNR Boating Guide is available at the link below for further reference.
There are of course pages of rules between Minnesota, the City of Chanhassen, and the City of Eden Prairie. Probably the most important one of all is to please be courteous, respectful, and friendly to your fellow users of the lake. Lake Riley is a public resource for all to enjoy, and we all need to do our part to make sure we treat others the way we would like to be treated out on the lake.
If you are looking for a list of plants and flowers that work best for native plantings along the shoreline, in buffer zones, and in rain gardens around Lake Riley to help keep the lake clean and healthy, click on the link below. The Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District periodically provides training and volunteer opportunities for interested citizens. You can also checkout their website at: www.rpbcwd.org.