Improve Gleason Lake

All donations go directly to improve and preserve the lake and its watershed.


Save the Date:

GLIA Fall Meeting

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 ~ 6:30-8pm

Location TBD – Stay Tuned!

No Wake Zone between the bridge/ south of peninsula.

Additional Spring Notes:

  • Education about lake management was provided at the Spring Meeting.
  • Weeds & Spraying:  Blue Water Science completed the CLP weed survey and treatment area plan, it is saved on the website http://gleasonlake.org/lake-health-permits/. Two treatments of CLP spraying and two treatments of shoreline spraying will be completed. GLIA continues to partner with the DNR, homeowners, and Midwest Aqua Care, and Blue Water Science on weed management. Homeowners may find more information here.
  • GLIA volunteers have removed several extra large Hefty Bags of trash/litter from the lake.  Please remember that anything left when on the lake in winter (pet feces, balls, trash) ends up in the lake in Summer.  If you are out on the lake, leave no trace behind.  If you see litter, please pick it up.
  • Did you know you can adopt a drain?  Join the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District efforts to adopt a drain in your neighborhood to help keep the watershed clean.  It’s easy, sign up at the following link, confirm your address and drain to adopt, and then enter how much debris you remove.  Then tell your friends.  People all over the Twin Cities can be part of this effort. http://www.adopt-a-drain.org/?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=


To improve and preserve the beauty and quality of Gleason Lake and its watershed for the present and future.

To promote education in best management practices.

To work with other organizations and governmental agencies with similar objectives.

About Gleason Lake:

  • Gleason Lake borders Minnetonka, Plymouth, and Wayzata, Minnesota.
  • 3.89 miles of lakeshore
  • 160 acres of water area plus adjacent 14 acre wetland
  • Maximum depth of 16 feet; Average depth 5-10 feet
  • Volume: 400 million gallons
  • Gleason Lake Watershed: 3,900 acres, located primarily (95%) in Plymouth, with portions in Minnetonka and Wayzata. Involves an estimated 3,000 homes.
  • Gleason Lake is part of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District. The health of Gleason Lake affects Lake Minnetonka (Wayzata Bay), Minnehaha Creek and the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.