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.


Candidates Forum on
Environmental Issues

A “Candidates Forum on Environmental Issues” will be held on Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00 pm at the Northland Arboretum.  Candidates for State House Districts 9A, 9B, 10A and 10B, Crow Wing County Commissioner District 2, 3 and 4 and Soil & Water Supervisor District 2, 3 and 5 have been invited to participate in this forum on environmental issues.  This is a non-partisan event sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society, Crow Wing County Lakes and Rivers Alliance, Bee-Nay-She Bird Council,Brainerd Lakes United for the Environment, Central Lakes College Natural Resources Club, Gull Chain of Lakes Association, Happy Dancing Turtle, Hunt’s Utility Group, Northland Arboretum, Pine River Watershed Alliance and the Whitefish Property Owners Association.

This forum is an opportunity for citizens to meet the candidates and hear their views on environmental topics. Attendees have the opportunity to submit environmentally related questions to the moderator who will pose as many of the submitted questions as possible to the candidates.

Refreshments will be served and there will be opportunities to talk with the candidates. This event is free and open to the public.


New Aquatic Invasive Species Videos

Remove Weeds

Drain All Water

Clean Off Anchor

Dry 21 Days

Decon Station

Drain Livewell


LARA Has Accomplished a “Few” Things in the Past Year…

LARA is keenly aware that our members pay dues to us each year, and in return, they expect us to do good things with their hard-earned money. LARA board members are all volunteers with busy lives, but we are passionate about doing what is good for our members and what is good for our county’s public waters. Click here to see some examples of what your money and your support accomplished over the past year.


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.