lake associations

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

Concordia Lake Association Study Confirms - Lake Associations Make Huge Contributions to Lakes

Lake Associations are the largest (more than 200K), most generous ($6.2 million annually), most dedicated (1.2 million volunteer hours annually) conservation group in Minnesota. But these are just some of the astonishing findings of the Concordia Lake Association Study....

Local approach to fighting aquatic species best bet for Minnesota lakes, $12B tourism economy

Minneapolis Start Tribune, May 10, 2015, by Jeff Forester

This weekend’s fishing opener was a good reminder of the serious economic consequences and new realities surrounding the threat from aquatic invasive species (AIS) to our waters and to ­Minnesota’s $11.6 billion ­tourist industry.

Aquatic Invaders Summit - Jan. 20-21st, 2015 SAVE THE DATE

Aquatic Invaders Summit
An Exploration of Collaboration, Innovation and Opportunity

SAVE THE DATE: Jan. 20-21, 2015

The 2014 Legislature established a $10 million annual Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Aid Program to counties, and appropriated $4.6 million through the Outdoor Heritage Fund to fund pilot programs to test local innovation for AIS prevention. Minnesota’s focus of AIS efforts and resources at the local level is not only likely to continue, but to increase in the future.

Web Hosting for Lake Associations at MSRPO

MSRPO can offer a solution so that our member organizations have minimum disruption to Lake Association or COLA operations during this difficult time of transition. MSRPO is the only statewide organization whose sole focus is lake issues. We are working to make sure that lake associations get the support they need and lake issues continue to advance.