clean water

Up The Creek Meats - Farm to table program protects water.

Up the Creek Meats is a simple program. We connect lake associations with farmers who protect water.

By participating in Up the Creek Meats, lake associations are not only taking direct action to improve water quality on the lake they love, helping to build a new local food market that protects the water quality and quality of life in their community, but providing the highest quality meat and vegetables for their members.

Creating Productive Lake Association-Government Interactions Workshop Lake Protection & Improvement Workshop Series September 25, 2018 9:30-3:00 Douglas County Public Works Building 526 Willow Drive, Alexandria, MN 56308

To be successful in improved lake management, community capacity has to be developed, fostered,
and used. Drs. Pradhananga and Davenport have conceptualized community capacity into five
components: individual, relational, organizational, programmatic, and justice. They state:
“Individual capacity includes an individual’s actions, beliefs, concerns, sense of responsibility, and ability to take
action. Relational capacity includes knowledge exchange through social networks, norm development, and

Riparian Buffers

At the State of the State address Governor Dayton reaffirmed his commitment to passing some form of riparian buffer legislation this session.  

From the perspective of a lakeshore steward, the riparian buffer proposal does not change how the land is managed. The program is more focused to address the streams, rivers and watercourses that meander through the agricultural land surrounding many Minnesota lakes.