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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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Supervisors Hold Workshop To Draft Hog Lot Letter

September 19, 2014
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Story courtesy Explore Okoboji Wed 9-17-2014 (Spirit Lake)– The Dickinson county board of supervisors meet this (Wed.) morning for a workshop on writing a letter to the Department of Natural Resources regarding a proposed manure management plan for a proposed 2,400 head confined feeding operation near Horseshoe Bend southwest of Milford. It comes on the heels…

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Scientist Introduces Product To Help Solve Zebra Mussel Problem In Great Lakes Area

September 15, 2014
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These aren't the mussels you get at restaurants. They're another kind that aren't so friendly. ABC Channel 9 covers zebra mussel story.

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Dead bacteria could help reduce zebra mussel infestations

September 11, 2014
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By Russ Mitchell, Managing Editor Dickinson County News Local officials think a population explosion for zebra mussels may be inevitable. A research scientist from New York will be in the area Thursday and Friday to discuss potential solutions. DNR officials and ecology watchdogs have been…

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Important Zebra Mussel Meeting Friday

September 8, 2014
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The Iowa Great Lakes community has been concerned about the spread of zebra mussels ever since the first signs of zebra mussels were found two years ago. Although the numbers…

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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…

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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…

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