Johnson-Ross New IGLA Community Development Manager

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 history and political science and certification as a secondary teacher.  … Read more…

ILYA features Okoboji Yacht Club in latest newsletter

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 Class X Championship Regatta held at Okoboji. This was a great event with 92 Class X boats participating. A great shot in the arm for … Read more…

T-Shirt Design Winner Announced

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 choose a winner, yet in the end it was Patrick’s design that incorporated so many facets of our extraordinary community that won over the committee. … Read more…

IGLA Video: Lower Gar Outlet

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 and businesses from sustaining significant damage when water levels naturally rise and fall. Listen as Iowa Great Lakes Association‬ President, Bill VanOrsdel, explains how our successful … Read more…

Population Growth

The Iowa Great Lakes is witnessing population growth. Why? Our magnificent natural resources, cultural opportunities as well as lower property taxes in comparison to neighboring communities.   Support #IGLA‘s efforts in preserving, protecting and enhancing the Iowa Great Lakes and continue to attract new residents and business to our area.   http://www.dickinsoncountynews.com/story/2323143.html

Inland Lakes Yachting Association Regatta coming to Okoboji

Your help is needed. No sailing skills on your part required. The Okoboji Yacht Club will be hosting the annual Inland Lakes Yachting Association Annual Class X Championship Regatta on Thursday, Friday, Saturday morning – July 28th, 29th, and 30th. Last year Pewaukee Yacht Club attracted 108 X boats to their central Wisconsin location.  Okoboji … Read more…

IGLA’s Ideas For Kids

We have published a list of activities for the young & young-at-heart! Arnolds Park Amusement Park, Central Emporium, Creative Spirits, Treasure Village, Pearson Lakes Art Center, Bridges Bay… The list goes on.