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March 31, 2022

Join us for a Shallow Lakes Webinar

Learn more about shallow lakes and their functions and values. What does a shallow lake look like, and why are plants so important in a shallow lake? What are the rules and regulations regarding shallow lakes? Joe Bischoff, a Senior Aquatic Ecologist and Certified Lake Manger with Barr Engineering Co, will present this webinar and take your questions about shallow lakes at the end.

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Time: 6:30-8 PM
Location: Virtual, register to receive the link.
Cost: Free
Registration: To receive a link to the virtual event register at:

Did you know? Duck Lake, Hyland Lake, Lake Idlewild, Lake Lucy, Mitchell Lake, Red Rock Lake, Rice Marsh Lake, Staring Lake, Lake Susan, and Silver Lake are all shallow lakes! 

Check out this storymap on shallow lakes from the City of Minnetonka to get you started before the webinar.

Photo by Pat Beierwaltes, Red Rock Lake.


Joe Bischoff is a Senior Aquatic Ecologist and Certified Lake Manger with Barr Engineering Co. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Joe’s practice focuses on shallow lake management, utilizing a holistic approach to enhance the quality of shallow lakes. While nutrient cycling and sediment chemistry are a central part of Joe’s research, his management experience includes fisheries, aquatic plants and recreation. Joe works with several Lake Associations to help balance recreational uses of shallow lakes with water quality, aquatic plants, and water quality. Joe’s work partnering with his clients resulted in numerous shallow lakes being removed from the impaired waters list. Joe and his client recently won a ‘Lake Management Success’ award from the North American Lake Management Society for their work restoring Bald Eagle Lake near White Bear Lake Minnesota.