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Welcome to our newly reformatted website! Please feel free to contact us at minnesotacola@gmail.com for any questions, suggestions, or comments you may have.

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Welcome!

MN COLA is a volunteer organization with the mission of preserving, protecting and improving the waters and shorelands of the State of Minnesota through advocacy, education, and sharing of best practices.

We welcome new members as individuals; lake or river associations; coalitions, alliances, or associations of multiple lake, river, or property owner associations; watershed and lake improvement districts.

We stand ready to assist groups in any part of Minnesota who wish to form an association.

Our members are encouraged to bring issues to the attention of MN COLA for assistance and advocacy

Our goal is to have all lake associations in the state join MN COLA so that common interests and concerns can be more efficiently addressed. Please encourage your lake, river or watershed association to join MN COLA! Not a member but wish to be on our mailing list? Contact us at minnesotacola@gmail.com

The MN COLA community

Announcements

President's Report of our latest meeting of the membership.

MN COLA Comment on Enbridge Line 3 "Replacement" DEIS: July, 2017 (Click on "Current Topics" ➸ "Issues").

Highlights of MN COLA Spending Survey on AIS by private sources and LGUs, and not including the funding from DNR or the State-to-County aid (Click on "Surveys" ➸ "Completed Surveys").

MN COLA Events

MN COLA Regular Meetings for 2021

Attendees: MN COLA Members and guests are welcome!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, all meetings are held online via Zoom technology. Members and interested persons on the MN COLA email list will be sent a link prior to each meeting.

For our Round Robin sessions, please join us to hear what's going on in other lake/river associations, COLA's, and other states. And it is an opportunity for you to share exciting things from your organization.

Date: Monday, March 8, 2021 - Board Meeting

Location: Zoom call

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - Membership Meeting

Location: Zoom call

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021- Round Robin

Location: Zoom call

Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Date: Monday, June 7, 2021 - Board Meeting

Location: Zoom call

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - Annual Meeting

Location: Zoom call

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021- Round Robin

Location: Zoom call

Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Date: Monday, September 13, 2021 - Board Meeting

Location: Zoom call

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - Membership Meeting

Location: Zoom call

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021- Round Robin

Location: Zoom call

Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Date: Monday, November 29, 2021 - Board Meeting

Location: Zoom call

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - Membership Meeting

Location: Zoom call

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021- Round Robin

Location: Zoom call

Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

autum reflection on lake
Photo, Carol Hoyem
lake and shore

MN COLA serves to coordinate the efforts of all lake, river, and watershed associations in Minnesota, related to shoreline preservation and restoration, water quality, prevention of aquatic invasive species (AIS), and sustainable uses and development for bodies of water in all counties, which include: Aitkin, Anoka, Becker, Beltrami, Benton, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chippewa, Chisago, Clay, Clearwater, Cook, Cottonwood, Crow Wing, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Grant, Hennepin, Houston, Hubbard, Isanti, Itasca, Jackson, Kanabec, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Koochiching, Lac Qui Parle, Lake, Lake Of The Wood, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Mahnomen, Marshall, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Norman, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pennington, Pine, Pipestone, Polk, Pope, Ramsey, Red Lake, Redwood, Renville, Rice, Rock, Roseau, St. Louis, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Steele, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Traverse, Wabasha, Wadena, Waseca, Washington, Watonwan, Wilkin, Winona, Wright, and Yellow Medicine.

Not a member but wish to be on our email list? Tell us here.

Minnesota Coalition of Lake Associations

minnesotacola@gmail.com

Web design, Curtiss Hunt; masthead photo, Kathyrn Jonsrud; footer photo, Amanda Weberg.