who live on or near a lake, big or small, often view it as a personal
sanctuary. If you feel a special connection to your lake, consider organizing a
lake association to protect it.
lakes face a myriad of threats, from polluted stormwater runoff that leads to
algae to aquatic invasive species that upset ecological balance. Lake
associations empower citizens with knowledge and support for protecting and
enhancing their lake.
The MCWD recognizes the importance of these groups and makes it easy
to get started. The Watershed
Association Initiative works with individuals to form a group, write
a plan, communicate with members and connect with similar organizations. Mini
grants are available through the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD),
which also offers workshops and trainings to help keep your organization
water bodies across the District, citizens are helping keep the water that they
love healthy and clean. The MCWD is eager to help you with this goal.