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.


Aquatic Invasive Species Research Update & Legislative Forum

Friday, June 8, 9:15am to 3:15pm
Detroit Lakes, M State Campus, 900 Hwy 34 E

Even though there are invaders present in some of our local lakes there is hope. At this FREE event top researchers will share their progress and answer your questions. A complimentary lunch will be served.


National Loon Center Events and Kick-Off

Market Feasibility Study Presentation
Friday, June 8 at 5:30pm
Manhattan Beach Lodge, 39051 Co Rd 66, Crosslake, MN 56442
Presenter: Elliot Charette, UMN PhD Graduate Student- Economic Development Consultant Intern and Research Assistant to Dr. William Gartner

“The Most Magical Bird in the World: The Common Loon”
Saturday, June 9 at 11:00am
Crosslake Lutheran Church Gathering Room, 35960 Co Rd 66, Crosslake, MN 56442
Presenters: Dr. Jon Wefald, PhD and Save the Loons; Mark Anderson, National Audubon VP; Melanie Underbrink, Vocalist

For more information about the National Loon Center, go to


MNCOLA Annual Meeting

Please mark your calendars for the 2018 MN COLA Annual Meeting. It will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 starting at 10 am and running until 3 pm. The meeting will be at the Ideal Township Community Center, 35458 Butternut Point Road, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472.

Members and friends are all welcome.

This is a general membership meeting and we will be voting for the Board of Directors and Officers. COLA’s, LARA’s, and large multi-lake property owner associations should be prepared to identify your primary and backup representatives. Also please consider running for the MN COLA leadership positions. We are always looking to get more and new people involved. We currently have the following leadership roles: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership chair, Survey chair, and Communication chair. We have many more things that we would like to be able to do, but are short of people to lead the additional areas. Get involved and help us help MN COLA!


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.