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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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Bur Oak Blight Program – Monday, September 26

September 22, 2016
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Bur Oak Blight (BOB) has been a hot topic as of late in the Iowa Great Lakes.  Below you will find information regarding a public meeting sponsored by the Dickinson County Extension office. Thank you for your support of the Iowa Great Lakes Association and explore this website for more information on BOB. Dickinson County…

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IGLA releases information about Bur Oak Blight

September 9, 2016
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The Iowa Great Lakes Association (IGLA) considers BOB a major threat to our environment on the same level as Zebra Mussels, Asian Jumping Carp and CAFO’s. BOB may be the greatest threat to the Aesthetics Oak Trees give to our lake homes and surrounding areas. We have…

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Johnson-Ross New IGLA Community Development Manager

August 3, 2016
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Iowa Great Lakes Association President, Bill VanOrsdel, has announced Jen Johnson-Ross as the new Community Development Manager of the association dedicated to protecting, preserving and enhancing our lakes and environment. A Spirit Lake graduate, Johnson-Ross is a University of Iowa Graduate who possesses degrees in…

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ILYA features Okoboji Yacht Club in latest newsletter

August 3, 2016
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Below is an excerpt from July 31st edition of the electronic newsletter of the Inland Lakes Yachting Association called Scowlines. This is the final report for the July 28 – 30 Inland…

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T-Shirt Design Winner Announced

August 1, 2016
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The winner of the IGLA T-Shirt Design Contest is Patrick Davison of Ames, Iowa. With 12 designs submitted, it was no easy task for the Iowa Great Lakes Association team to…

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IGLA Video: Lower Gar Outlet

July 29, 2016
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Did you know? A little-known area holds significant power in maintaining and preserving the Iowa Great Lakes. Three box culverts at Lower Gar Outlet near Milford have saved Lakes-area residents…

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