Our Mission

Preserve, Protect, Enhance


We participated in raising $950,000 for Arnolds Park


We’ve raised $1,000,000 for Center Lake restoration


We participated in raising $1,000,000 to prevent the invasion of flying Asian carp


We participated in raising $350,000 to fight Eurasian watermilfoil and curlyleaf pondweed


We participated in raising $8,000,000 to protect the acres adjacent to Elinor Bedell State Park


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Who We Are

The Iowa Great Lakes Association is the only 501(c)(4) environmental association in Dickinson County that protects, preserves, and enhances the Iowa Great Lakes.

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What We Do

The Iowa Great Lakes Association supports clean water efforts, as well as other environmental and social initiatives, that protect and preserve the natural resources and ecotourism impact of the Iowa Great Lakes. Our work enhances the quality of life for the entire region.

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How We Work

As a 501(c)(4) environmental association with offices in Okoboji and Des Moines, the Iowa Great Lakes Association advertises, lobbies, and takes legal action to effectively work with local and state governments to impact real change to support our causes.

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Your support helps us protect the Iowa Great Lakes against present and future threats.

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