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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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Clean Water Alliance seeks advisory committee members

September 1, 2015
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The Dickinson County Clean Water Alliance is committed to excellence in its efforts for Clean and Clear Water in every lake of the county. To help them achieve this goal, they are reaching out to business and industry representatives, community leaders, individuals, and professionals in our community and surrounding areas by asking them to work…

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West Lake Okoboji voted 3rd best recreational lake in the country

August 10, 2015
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A northwest Iowa tourist attraction is drawing accolades from USA Today’s readers. Those readers voted West Lake Okoboji as the third best recreational lake in the country. Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri came out on top, followed by Big Bear Lake in California. West…

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Celebrating success of fish barrier

August 3, 2015
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Iowa Great lakes Association’s Bill Van Orsdel & Phil Petersen present an example of the Big Head Carp to Mike Hawkins – DNR Spirit Lake Biologist – commemorating the successful installation of the Lower Gar $1,000,000 Electric Fish Barrier which has prevented any further infestation…

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We Pedal Clean Water Bike Ride planned Saturday, June 13

June 8, 2015
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When a raindrop falls in the Iowa Great Lakes region, it can take many paths before entering one of the lakes. The path that water takes throughout the Iowa Great…

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Curlyleaf Pondweed: Impact Felt in NW Iowa Lakes

May 26, 2015
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Curlyleaf pondweed was introduced into Iowa in the early 1900’s and is prevalent in all but 2 states in the U.S. This plant has had extraordinary growing conditions this year…

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New hydrological buoy installed

May 26, 2015
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Iowa Lakeside Laboratories has installed a hydrological buoy on West Lake Okoboji. The purpose is to collect West Okoboji lake data that will be helpful for improving water quality. Each…

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