Click on the underlined text below for links to additional resources on various topics relating to water quality, shoreline property ownership, and lake recreation. Please note that these links will open a new browser window with the website.
Shoreline Property Ownership
Love Your Lake - Land and Waters Trust
Short, easy to digest articles on a variety of topics related to caring for both land and water in a responsible way.
EPA Septic Smart
Learn about how septic systems work, how to maintain your system, and how your system can impact nearby water bodies.
The Private Well Class
Great information and webinars on private well ownership - what you need to know to make sure your well is functioning properly and how to make sure you have safe drinking water.
Minnesota Department of Health - Water Quality/Well Testing/Well Disinfection
Recommendations and additional information from MDH on safe drinking water for well owners.
MN DNR Shoreland Information for Property Owners
The decisions you make on your property have a direct impact on the health of your lake or river. The single most important thing you can do is maintain and/or restore natural vegetation along your shoreline.
BlueThumb.org - Shoreline Stabilization
Resources and how-to's for using native plants to stabilize your shoreline.
Water Contamination Information - ConsumerNotice.org
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)
Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC)
Learn about the research being done to better understand Aquatic Invasive Species in Minnesota.
Crow Wing County AIS Plan
Learn what Crow Wing County is doing to protect our public waters from AIS including inspections, decontamination, and education.
Zebra Mussels found in Aquarium Moss Balls
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists were notified the week of March 1, 2021 that invasive zebra mussels were found attached and inside moss balls sold as aquarium plants.
Lake Science/Water Quality
North American Lake Management Society - The Basics of Lake Science
An overview of basic information related to limnology and lake management that are important in understanding lakes and water quality.
MPCA Water Quality Dashboard
Find water quality data for water bodies across the state of Minnesota. Search by name or using the map tool.