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Spring Street Clean Up Day / Trash to Treasure Day – Saturday, May 21, 2022

Spring Street Clean Up

Event 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Hotdogs, chips and soft drinks will be served in the Heritage Hall parking lot at noon.

Trash to Treasure

Event 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure!

Are you doing spring house cleaning? Time to put the items you would like to give away at the end of your driveway. Label it with a sign that says FREE. Then hop in your car and tour Gem Lake. You might find an item or two that you actually want that someone else is seeking to relocate! If no one wants your item by the end of the day, please bring it back to your house.

Vadnais Lake Area Water Management Organization Information

“Anytime is a great time to learn about the watershed, explore options for your property, and get involved. Here are three options from the Vadnais Lake Area Water Management Organization (VLAWMO):

  1. Check out VLAWMO’s cost-share program for new landscaping ideas that support water quality. This program can help make property improvements, restore problem areas, and solve drainage issues. VLAWMO staff provides a free on-site visit to assess property needs and opportunities, as well as explain the cost-share grant process. Contact (651) 204-6071 for more info or to request an on-site visit. More at

A variety of workshops are scheduled on topics of drainage solutions, ground covers, pollinators, native plants, and resilient yards. Learn more and register at  Brush up on water-friendly yard care before spring hits. Tips, tricks, and resources are available at


Read our most recent newsletter here:  January 2022 Gem Lake News

The City Council passed a new tree policy for the city in October, 2018. As part of the policy the city takes responsibility for: Trimming healthy trees that are in the cities right of away; Removing dead trees in the cities right of way; Remove trees that are diseased; If a tree is cut down the tree company, S&S Tree will grind the stump. The property owner can use the mulch as they want to.

For information on the development on County Road E, in Gem Lake “Villas at Gem Lake”  Click on the link for more information.


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  • To reach the City of Gem Lake – please call 651 747-2790 or 651 747-2792

    City offices/days open: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Monday-Thursday, closed Fridays.