What are the benefits of the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District?

The Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District is the organization best suited to coordinate water protection and restoration activities. The Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District partners with other organizations such as Chisago Soil & Water Conservation District, local communities, lake associations, state and federal agencies. The Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District is under the authority of the Chisago County Board of Commissioners. Thanks to financing provided by area residents and multiple state and federal grants, the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District participates in many projects to protect and restore lakes and streams. A prerequisite of most state and federal water quality improvement grants is that a local unit of government provide a portion of the funding. By supplying these funds, the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District has been instrumental in helping the entire Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed receive well over a million dollars ($1,000,000) in state and federal grants. 

The following fact sheets highlight Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District activities that benefit lakeshore, non-lakeshore, city, and rural residents:

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1. What is the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed?
2. What is the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District?
3. Why is the current Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District boundary different from the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed?
4. What is being proposed?
5. What are the benefits of the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District?
6. Why are lakes and streams in the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed important?
7. How does what we do in the watershed affect lakes and rivers?
8. What is the responsibility of the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District to the community?
9. What are the responsibilities of landowners?
10. What are the tax impacts?
11. Do lakeshore homeowners pay more taxes to the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District than non-lakeshore owners?
12. How would a parcel be affected if the watershed boundary line crosses through the parcel?
13. If approved, when would the boundary adjustment take place?