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.


Town Hall Water Summit

Join Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith for a Town Hall Water Summit at University of Minnesota, Morris to be held Friday, January 27, 2017 at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Registration opens January 6 and the full program is to be announced on that date.

Despite the state’s abundance of lakes, rivers, groundwater and streams, more than 40 percent of Minnesota’s waters are currently listed as impaired or polluted. Governor Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith have declared a Year of Water Action to focus on improving access to clean water across Minnesota. Governor Dayton and Lt. Governor Smith encourage all Minnesotans to take a role in protecting our state’s most precious resource for future generations. Learn more about the Year of Water Action here.


Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates (MLR) Annual Meeting

The MLR annual meeting is on February 11th, 10:00 am at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Room M101 C. Once again, MLR is partnering with the Minneapolis Lake Home and Cabin show. The Annual Meeting and the Show are both free to all MLR members in good standing (a $24 value per couple) that attend the annual meeting.


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.