We are Crow Wing County's coalition of Lake and River Associations
Promoting leadership and education that result in healthy ecosystems for present and future generations.
The Latest News
Governor Walz Proclaims July "Lakes Appreciation Month"
LARA and our 30+ member lake associations in Crow Wing County called on Governor Walz to pledge his support for lakes in the month of July 2021. As a result, Governor Walz has declared July to be Lakes Appreciation Month in Minnesota!
The Governor's support sends a strong message about the importance of lakes, especially here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Lakes are part of our Minnesota identity, and provide vital benefits like clean drinking water, irrigation, flood reduction, food, habitat for animals and plants, recreational opportunities, and a serenity that affects every Minnesotan, along with every visitor to our state. The U.S. EPA's National Lake Assessment notes that poor near-shore habitat, too many nutrients, invasive plants and animals, overdevelopment of shorelines, and other pressures put our lakes at risk. Despite these conditions, budgets have been cut in the very programs that protect our lakes. We can all help by advocating for clean water initiatives and educating our association members and neighbors about the importance of preserving this unique resource in our state for future generations!
Spring Newsletter is here!
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OCT 12, 2021
LARA Board Meeting
4:00pm - Roundhouse Brewery, Nisswa