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.

Board Meetings

LARA holds its regular board meetings on the first Tuesday of every month  at 4 pm. The meetings are at held the SWCD offices in Brainerd, MN. Time and date are subject to change.

LARA holds its annual meeting for all its member associations in August every year. Please see the LARA June newsletter for date, time and location.

The Incorporation of LARA

On October 24, 1992, at the Nisswa, Minnesota, City Hall, representatives of thirty-two lake and river associations from Crow Wing County met to discuss the desirability of forming an alliance of their organizations.

It was the consensus of those present that a county-wide organization was needed to represent the common interests of the member associations to the county, regional, state and federal levels of government. After a lengthy discussion and an unanimous vote, a board of directors was elected and authorized to incorporate the organization under IRS Section 501(c)(3), and to draft by-laws for consideration by the membership. In addition, the alliance was charged with providing educational and organizational support to existing and emerging lake and river associations in the pursuit of the preservation and enhancement of water quality in all its natural forms.

The beneficiaries of this alliance are the people of Minnesota and, more specifically, the current and future inhabitants of Crow Wing County.