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.


2018 AIS Detectors program

Participants in the AIS Detectors program receive expert training on identifying and reporting AIS as well as base aquatic ecology, prevention, MN rules and regulations training and more.

There will be 6 in-person workshops around the state. These workshops are scheduled for:

  • Arden Hills (April 20)
  • Victoria (April 27)
  • Owatonna (May 4)
  • Willmar (May 11)
  • Brainerd (May 18)
  • Duluth (June 1)

You can register for the workshop location of your choice. For more information, go to


One Watershed, One Plan

May 7, 2018 | Ideal Township Community Center

Crow Wing County – Land Services Department, invites you to its annual Lake Association Open House on Monday, May 7th, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Ideal Township Community Center located at 35458 Butternut Point Road, Pequot Lakes, Minnesota. The Minnesota DNR, MPCA, and Crow Wing County Soil and Water Conservation District will also be there with information about water related conservation concepts.

This is a change in location from previous years where it was typically held in Brainerd. We are piggy-backing onto the Pine River Watershed, “One Watershed, One Plan” kick-off open house event that will be held earlier on the same date and location from 8:30am to 12:00pm. We are hopeful that lake associations who attend the morning 1W1P meeting will come back again after lunch for this open house.


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.