Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates works to protect lake and river heritage for Minnesota families. One significant threat to our ability to pass these heirloom places to the next generation, and for the next generation to afford them, is tax pressure. There are a number of provisions in the Omnibus Tax Bill signed into law of note.
Minnesota’s lakes, the keystone for our way of life, our economy, and our state identity, have no organized constituency working to protect them except Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates. Single species have their organized advocates, like Pheasants Forever and Ducks Unlimited. Different areas of the state have their cheerleaders, the various “Friends of” groups.
MLR 25th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting
June 17-18, 2019
Northern Lights Casino, Walker, MN
Planning is underway. Check here for more details!
Read all the latest in the MLR Update: MLR Update March 2019
To protect Minnesota's lake and river heritage for current and future generations by forging powerful links among lakes, lake advocates, and policy makers.
- Lead in efforts to fund and implement a comprehensive statewide plan to halt the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species.
- Work to reform lakeshore Property Taxes to protect lakeshore from overdevelopment and to keep the lake legacy affordable for future generations.
- Strive to protect surface Water Quality in Minnesota with information and policy priorities.
- Work with policy makers to advocate Aquatic Habitat measures, and work with Lake Association members to implement aquatic plant management.
- Lead in advocating for strong Shoreline and Forestland Stewardship incentives.
- Offer Legacy Seminars to help ensure the treasured family heritage of time a the lake or in the woods with family can continue for generations to come.
MSRPO has become Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates to reflect our broadening mission and member concerns. We were formed in 1994 to represent recreational property owners at the State Capitol but have since represented all who are not only interested in property taxes but in the overall health and well being of their surrounding environment.
From a few cabins on Lake Vermilion, MLR has grown to represent over 6,000 families that own lakeshore and forestland. Their issues now include not only major tax reform, but water quality, shoreline regulations, habitat protection, forest fragmentation, and shoreline over-development.