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.



The CWEPA Fund grant supports projects, programs and activities that lead to  protection, restoration, and preservation of natural resources and environmental assets within Crow Wing County. Awards are made for the following purposes.

Crow Wing LARA logo imageBuilding the capacity of lake associations or other nonprofits working in natural resource protection.

Crow Wing LARA logo imageSupporting site specific projects which protect or restore natural resources.

Crow Wing LARA logo imageImplementing projects which address causes (rather than treating symptoms) and promote action.


Deadline for application is September 30 of the current year.

Please click here to download an application. CWEPA Fund Grant Application & Guidelines

Past Recipients and their projects are as follows:

2016 Recipient


2015 Recipient

Crow Wing County SWCD — $2,500

Creation of a vegetated catch basin for stormwater control at the west end of Round Lake


2014 Recipient

Pelican Lakes Association — $2,800

Well Testing for Water Quality


2013 Recipient

City of Nisswa — $$1,500

Tree replanting along the Highway 371 corridor


2012 Recipients

Cullen Lakes Association  — $600

Aquatic Plant Monitoring – MN Extension Plant I.D. Workshop and establishment of an annual monitoring program


Lake Hubert Conservation Association — $743

“The Eyes Have It” – monitoring Lake Hubert with the eyes of its residents