TheStar Lake legislation also provides lake and/or river associations with general eligibility requirements and procedures for applying for Star Lake or Star River status. To attain a Star Lake or Star River designation, a lake or river association must, at a minimum:
develop a lake or river management according to specified guidelines
maintain a membership or participation of at leat 50 percent of private shoreland owners
participate in a water quality monitoring program meeting Minnesota Pollution Control Agency standards
meet at least annually to review the management plan and to monitor progress
The Star Lake Board will review applications. Lake and/or river associations that have attained the Star designation are eligible to apply for special project grants that will be disbursed through a competitive process.