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There is a lot of information out there about water resources, check out the links below to learn and explore:

Learn about water topics

Borrow our kits

Explore the watershed

Read our plan


There is so much each of us can do to protect clean water in our communities. Below are just a few ways you can participate:


Request a speaker

Attend an event

Apply for a grant

Information & Resources for:

Local Leaders




Become a Lake Steward!

Image of Lake Steward sign exampleDo you own property along a lake? The Minnesota Lakes and Rivers (MLR) Lake Steward Program launched a program to support lake associations in their efforts to improve water quality. Participating lake associations can send out a simple online questionnaire to members so that they can "score their shore." If a candidate's property meets Lake Seward standards, they are awarded an attractive sign to display at the end of their dock.

Visit the MLR Lake Steward Program website to learn more.




Take the My Water Pledge

Do your part to protect water quality and conserve water by joing the My Water Pledge challenge. My Water Pledge is a friendly competition between cities across the U.S. to see who can be the most “water-wise.” Mayors nationwide will challenge their residents to conserve water, energy and other natural resources on behalf of their city through a series of informative, easy-to-use pledges online. Find out more at


Join the Citizens Advisory Committee

Do you care about the lakes, creeks, wetlands, and groundwater in your community? Do you wonder how you might help to protect and restore them? Become a volunteer on the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and make a difference through sharing your community insights and ideas.

This is a volunteer position, that is appointed by the Board, and supports its mission to protect, manage, and restore water resources. The CAC meets monthly, and for occasional additional meetings. New members will begin their service at an orientation meeting in January and serve two-year terms. There is no term limit. CAC members must live within the watershed (check here).

Stay tuned for info on how to join the CAC in 2022.