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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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Law Enforcement Appreciation

January 9, 2017
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Representatives from both the Hawkeye Care Center of Spirit Lake and the Iowa Great Lakes Association delivered breakfast, goodie bags and t-shirts as small tokens of appreciation to the men and women in uniform serving our community.

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Skopec named Iowa Lakeside Laboratory executive director

December 21, 2016
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Story courtesy of the Dickinson County News Mary Skopec used to spend summers at her parents’ home on Big Spirit Lake when she was in junior high, admiring the natural landscape of the Iowa Great Lakes Area. Now she will have the opportunity to teach…

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Giving Tuesday

November 29, 2016
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An enormous “THANK YOU” goes out to the ISU Extension and Outreach Dickinson County 4-H Team Jedi Robotics Club for hosting both the Iowa Great Lakes Association and Clary Lake Service at their meeting last evening. This great group of kids did a research project on Zebra Mussels and had fantastic…

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Electric Fish Barrier Video

October 27, 2016
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The electric fish barrier located at Lower Gar near Milford has prevented Asian Carp from entering our chain of lakes. This invasive species have spread through flooding and other means…

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Zebra Mussels Video

October 13, 2016
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Watch the latest Iowa Great Lakes Video to learn about the Zebra Mussel issue in the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Bur Oak Blight Video

September 30, 2016
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Bur Oak Blight continues to be an area of focus for your Iowa Great Lakes Association. Listen as our President, Bill VanOrsdel explains the blight as you see the vast…

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