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The Iowa Great Lakes Association is committed to the Lakes area and its watershed. We promote environmental improvements and are an active influence in promotion for environmental health and quality-of-life in the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Okoboji ice is out

March 30, 2015
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The Iowa Great Lakes have shed their ice for the season. East Lake Okoboji was declared ice-free March 21st, and the last bit of ice on West Lake Okoboji went out on March 29th.

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Supervisors Vote To Send Survey To Other Counties Regarding Revisions To Master Matrix System

March 26, 2015
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The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to send a survey to other Iowa counties asking them if they feel the Master Matrix system should be revised to give local authorities more control over the placement of large confined animal feeding operations, or…

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Milford Municipal Utilities Installing Zebra Mussell Protection On Water System

February 27, 2015
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Story Courtesy of Explore Okoboji Click here to see full story with sound clips here (West Okoboji)– The documented presence of zebra mussels in West Lake Okoboji has one community that draws its drinking water from the lake taking some preventive actions. Eric Stohl of…

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Des Moines Register covers Iowa Great Lakes hog-confinement battle

February 9, 2015
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Iowa Great Lakes, home to multimillion-dollar vacation homes and a playground for thousands of tourists each year, could become the next battleground over the construction of large animal-confinement operations.

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2015 Winter Games

January 30, 2015
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People flocked to the Iowa Great Area Jan. 23-25 for the fun and enjoyment of the 2015 Winter Games. Whether it was playing football or broomball or attending the Children’s…

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New Fashion Pork withdraws permit app. for Superior Township Confinement

January 21, 2015
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Explore Okoboji – Tue 1-20-2015 (Spencer)– We have word this (Tues.) afternoon New Fashion Pork has apparently withdrawn its application to build a 4,400 head hog operation on the Iowa/Minnesota…

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