Celebrate Earth Week with Sticks Fundraiser

The Iowa Great Lakes Association is excited to announce a fundraiser with business member Sticks.  If you’re not familiar with this Iowa business, here’s their story: Sticks Object Art & Furniture was started by Sarah Grant (Big Spirit Lake resident) in 1992.  Since then, Sticks has received national acclaim for their distinctive line of furniture, … Read more

Spring Flooding in Iowa

Frozen soil, melting snowpack, and additional precipitation this spring are the cause for devastating flooding in many communities across the state of Iowa and in neighboring Nebraska. Thousands of Iowans have lost everything as their homes, businesses, and livelihoods have been swept away by floodwaters. As the Missouri and Mississippi rivers continue to experience extreme … Read more

Watershed Flood Study

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Your generosity will contribute to the cost of the flood study, whose recommendation will provide lake level management, help prevent flooding, protect high water damage to shorelines, docks, lifts and hoists.

2019 Curly Leaf Pondweed Strategy

March 5, 2019 Spirit Lake – Invasive curlyleaf pondweed has become a common site in the spring on portions of the Iowa Great Lakes in recent years. The 2019 plan for managing this plant will be similar to 2018, but treat more acres. A team of leaders from the county, local cities, lake associations, drinking … Read more

Nature Center Purchases Brooks Golf Course

An anonymous donor gifted the Dickinson County Conservation Board the funds to purchase the Brooks Golf Course.  The course, which leads up to the Nature Center property, will have a lasting impact on conservation and protection for generations to come. Click link below to read the full story from the Dickinson County News. NEWS STORY … Read more

Sanitary District Requests Refrain From Water Usage

The Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary District is requesting people refrain from using water as much as possible. Officials say the system and the treatment plant on the northeast side of Milford are under a lot of strain right now and whatever you can do to help alleviate the volume going into the system would be … Read more

Snowfall Raises Spring Flooding Concerns

As The Snow Pack Increases, So Too, Does The Concern For Flooding This Spring Wed 2-20-2019 (Spirit Lake)– As the snow pack across the region continues to increase, so too does the concern over the potential for flooding this spring. Mike Gillespie, a hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls tells KUOO news … Read more