Crow Wing County Lakes and Rivers Alliance

LARA will work to preserve and enhance the quality of Crow Wing County's lakes, rivers, wetlands and groundwater.


Open House Event at Camp Ripley

March 16, 2017, 6-8 pm, Camp Ripley, Hangar Conference Center.
In 2004 Camp Ripley launched the ACUB program working with willing landowners interested in conservation easements and limited acquisition within the 3-mile buffer area. Now the CRSL program continues that buffer work and adds support for restoration and program enrollment in coordination with Camp Ripley partners.

CRSL Program Elements:
Crow Wing LARA logo image Buffer program remains available to willing landowners between 0-5 miles from Camp Ripley
Crow Wing LARA logo image Practices and restoration coordination and funding across the CRSL with partner support and delivery
Crow Wing LARA logo image Program enrollment opportunities via NRCS or Sustainable Forest Initiative Act
Crow Wing LARA logo image Nutrient reduction and water quality

Light refreshments will be served.


Citizen Action Network

Citizens Action Network (CAN) is your Lake Association’s tool for lake and river advocacy. You CAN check up on important bill status, write your legislators, send letters to the editors of media in your area, track the work of legislative committees, see how your legislator voted on a specific bill and more. With CAN, you CAN and will make a difference. No one else is going to protect your lakes for you. It is up to each of us. Sign up for MLR’s Citizen Action Network (CAN) emails.


2016 Research Highlights from MAISRC

2016 was a big year at MAISRC! From opening the newly renovated, state-of-the-art containment lab in February to welcoming a new co-director, Nick Phelps, in July, and – most importantly – lots of research accomplishments! Here are some highlights from the year.