Friends of Diamond Lake maintains this resource list to provide information on actions you can take to help preserve and protect Diamond Lake and all of our lakes and rivers.  We are always looking to expand this list — if you know of a resource we should add, please contact us.


Adopt a storm drain in the Diamond Lake watershed and help to keep Diamond Lake cleaner by voluteering just minutes of your time each month.

Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
A wealth of educational resources and information for what you can do to help improve water quality of Diamond Lake and beyond.

Year-round yard care tips for water quality

Metro Blooms
Raingarden and water-friendly landscaping workshops, urban gardening, native plants, and more.

Conservation Minnesota
Now includes the Minnesota Waters organization

The Freshwater Society
Water resource protection education and action.  Master Water Stewards Program, publications, research reports, public events and other information. Sponsors, where you can learn about the health of Minnesota Lakes and the Weatherguide Calendar.

Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates
Citizen action and lobbying for water quality in Minnesota

University of Minnesota Extension Service

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Controlling Invasive Buckthorn


Hedberg Landscape and Masonry Supply
Permeable paver installation, rainwater recycling systems, rain barrels, water-friendly landscaping

Mother Earth Gardens
Local organic gardening center. Native plants, accessories, tools, and advice.

Tangletown Gardens
Local gardening center. Native plants, accessories, tools, and organic gardening advice.


The Lake Guide for Diamond Lake (PDF)
An informative overview of Diamond Lake history, health, habitat, and hydrology. Published by Friends of Diamond Lake with support from Minnesota Waters.

Diamond and Pearl Lakes – a Short History
Published by Friends of Diamond Lake