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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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Trails Fundraiser, Homecoming, RAGBRAI

July 24, 2014
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It was a very busy weekend in Okoboji with the Dickinson County Trails Fundraiser, University of Okoboji Homecoming weekend and RAGBRAI coming through. Summer of Love Bikefest Trails Fundraiser Party People from all over the Iowa Great Lakes region dusted off their hippie beads and bell bottoms for the Summer of Love Bikefest! This Trails…

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Fourth of July Weekend 2014

July 9, 2014
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Lots of fun at the Iowa Great Lakes area this July 4th Weekend! Even the rain during the fireworks on West Lake Okoboji didn’t deter from the fun! Concerts, swimming, boating, flea markets, and so much more! See our Facebook album at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.748432895221198.1073741854.285576484840177&type=1

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Officials Closely Monitoring For Form Of Algae That Could Be Potentially Toxic

July 3, 2014
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All The Lake Protective Associations are working with the DNR, the Iowa Legislature and Governor Branstad who have appropriated $1,000,000,000 to clean up the Center Lakes blue-green algae, that can be toxic in some situations. The article below is courtesy of Explore Okoboji. Click here for…

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University of Okoboji Cycling Classic Campus Ride

July 1, 2014
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On Saturday, June 28, hundreds of cyclists started at Florence Park in Milford for 25-, 50-. and 100-mile bike rides around the Iowa Great Lakes Area. The weather held off…

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Spirit Lake Cruise-In

July 1, 2014
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On Saturday, June 28, the downtown area of Spirit Lake transformed into the olden days with hundreds of old and a few newer cars. Hundreds of people were milling around…

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Storm Damage – June 16

June 17, 2014
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Story courtesy of KUOO – Explore Okoboji Tue 6-17-2014 (Spirit Lake)– Damage surveys and cleanup efforts will kick into high gear today (Tues.) after severe thunderstorms packing 60 to 70…

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