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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.

logo of MN COLA

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! Get on our mailing list by contacting us at minnesotacola@gmail.com

The MN COLA community

Announcements

President's Report from our Annual Business Meeting on June 7 2017.

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

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").

MN COLA Events

MN COLA Fall Meeting

Attendees: MN COLA Members and guests are welcome!

Date: Sept. 28, 2017

Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Place: Initiative Foundation offices, 401 First St. SE, Little Falls, MN 56345

(If you would like to host a MN COLA meeting in the future, please contact the Secretary at: minnesotacola@gmail.com)

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.