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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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Addressing goose droppings on our chain of lakes

July 28, 2014
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One of our members sent us her concerns this month about goose droppings and their effects on our chain of lakes. We deferred the question to the Iowa DNR, and they have sent us this response: Response by MARK GULICK NW District Wildlife Supervisor Thank you for your inquiry regarding the health and other issues associated…

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Milford Pioneer Days & Wood Boat Show

July 28, 2014
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It was another busy weekend in the Iowa Great Lakes area with Milford’s Pioneer Days and the annual Wooden Boat Show on tap. Milford Pioneer Days This weekend, Milford hosted Pioneer Days and showcased their community for the weekend. On Friday, they celebrated families and…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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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