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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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New York Times to feature Lakes area

August 28, 2014
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A New York Times article features the Iowa Great Lakes area. The print edition is scheduled to come out on Sunday, but you can get a preview of the story right here!

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$1 million carp barrier having impact in Iowa Great Lakes, officials say

August 26, 2014
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Three years after two Asian carp were netted in East Lake Okoboji, officials believe they stopped the voracious aquatic invaders. The invasive species swam into the lakes during flooding in 2011. One species, silver carp, poses a safety hazard due to its propensity for leaping…

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IGLA brings Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds to Lakes area

August 25, 2014
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Dickinson County Nature Center had the honor of hosting a reenactment of the signing of Senate File 2349 by Gov. Terry Branstad Saturday, Aug. 23. About 20 members of the public attended the event outside the Okoboji nature center. President of the Iowa Great Lakes…

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Art in the Park

August 4, 2014
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Art in the Park 2014 was a beautiful day on Saturday, Aug. 2, with hundreds of people enjoying the 90+ artists. It was held at Preservation Plaza in Arnold’s Park…

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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…

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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…

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