Minnesota Lakes and Rivers

What You Can Do to Protect the Lake You Love

Lake home and cabin owners have an unmatched passion for Minnesota’s lakes. Collectively they volunteer 1.2 million hours towards lake protection. But there is one action that many have not yet taken and it is critically important. Become an advocate for lakes. Said Jeff Forester, Executive Director of Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates, “What happens …

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There is no plot to shut down the lakes.

By Jeff Forester, Executive Director of Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates We have all seen in the press and on social media the myth that Lake Associations are working to “privatize” or limit access to the public waters. At the DNR Roundtable this myth emerged as a theme. So, to set the record straight, not …

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Concordia College Lake Association Study Results

Groundbreaking Report Finds Lake Associations Contribute More Than $6.25 Million and 1.2 Million Hours of Work Annually in Lake Preservation and Management — Feel Shut Out on Environmental Policy Making and Decisions MOORHEAD/MINNEAPOLIS — October 2, 2017 — A newly released, first-of-its-kind study completed over the summer of 2017 has found that lake associations across …

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Civic Governance as a Best Management Practice (BMP)

in Establishing and Managing Successful Local Programs to Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) and Protect Critical Aquatic Habitats and the Ecosystem Services Dependent on Them ~ by MLR staff With over $15 million of public money and unknown millions in private funding being spent annually on AIS prevention and control in Minnesota, …

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