Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates identified a need to expand our work beyond education and advocacy and pilot programs that will help lake associations meet their missions by protecting lakes and rivers from degradation, but help them build membership and capacity at the local level.
Lake Steward Program
Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates launched Lake Steward to support lake associations as they improve water quality, increase lake association visibility, and boost membership efforts. Lake Steward has succeeded where other efforts have failed, by using a quiz to get lakeshore owners interested, and then making contact which is personal and centered on the individual… Read more »Read More
As lake leaders you know that the threats to our lakes, and this heritage, are threatened. In 2020 the MPCA, after extensive testing, listed 56% of Minnesota’s lakes as impaired. Agricultural runoff, industrial pollution, salt from our roads, phosphorus from lakeshore management, are all accelerating. About forty years ago the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest… Read more »Read More
Up the Creek Meats
Up the Creek Meats is a simple program. We connect lake associations with farmers who protect water. By participating in Up the Creek Meats, lake associations are not only taking direct action to improve water quality on the lake they love, helping to build a new local food market that protects the water quality and… Read more »Read More