Sedimentation and excess nutrients are causing economic, social, and environmental impacts in and around Lake Pepin. Fortunately, Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance (LPLA) and its members are at the helm, working to mitigate pollution from upstream sources and protect Upper Lake Pepin from irreversible damage. Sign up to receive our newsletter or become a member, and get involved!

 

LPLA in the News.

Over the last month, LPLA has been in the news reporting on record boat groundings and expected restoration goals. Thank you to the Republican Eagle for helping us bring this important issue to the forefront and KSTP Eyewitness News for sharing it with a broader audience! Another huge thank you to our local leaders, Zach Paider and Wayne Prokosch, for letting us share their story.

Watch LPLA on KSTP and read the LPLA article in the Republican Eagle, Boaters Beware: Upper Lake Pepin Boat Groundings at an All-Time High.  

As a loyal LPLA follower, consider sharing them with your personal and professional circles to help spread the word! 


Join the Movement.

There's has never been a better time to join the LPLA crew!  LPLA has spearheaded a large restoration project in Upper Lake Pepin expected to improve water quality, fish and wildlife habitat, and small boat navigation. Your membership helps LPLA stay at the helm and continue advocating for local communities.

Get your membership here!


Share Your Story.

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Your experience has value! It is time to draw attention to the central role the lake plays in our lives, our business, and our overall well-being. We are calling on everybody - fishermen, birders, rock climbers, bikers, boaters, environmentalists, educators, business owners, tourists, residents, day trippers, and more. Share your stories and pictures from Lake Pepin so everybody knows its unique and far-reaching importance. 

Consider sharing your stories and/or photos with LPLA by emailing mackenzie.consoer@lakepepinlegacyalliance.com, visiting a local LPLA event, or using the hashtag #MyLakePepin on social media.


Featured Projects

Help document the social value of Lake Pepin by enriching the map with photos from your visits on and around the lake.Contributing with a smart phone will allow you to snap and post while automatically linking photos to the map. Check it out!

We are pleased to announce the launch of "We Live in the Lake" a music video that entertains and informs viewers about Lake Pepin sedimentation. What can you do? As the song says, you can "Join the LPLA crew"-the Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance-to restore the health of our lake.

Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance and Audubon Minnesota are partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore habitat, water quality, and small boat navigation at the head of the lake by constructing islands and dredging backwater bays. A federally funded feasibility study, which will model alternative designs for the project area, is expected to begin in early 2017.

Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance and Audubon Minnesota are partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore habitat, water quality, and small boat navigation at the head of the lake by constructing islands and dredging backwater bays. A federally funded feasibility study, which will model alternative designs for the project area, is expected to begin in early 2017.

This interactive, multi-media Story Map illustrates the disappearing legacy of Lake Pepin. It allows users to visualize county and watershed-level data in the Minnesota River Basin (MRB) while incorporating videos and narrative to help interpret data in the context of Lake Pepin. It also outlines 13 LPLA recommendations for water quality improvements. Learn more about the history of Lake Pepin and its connection to the Minnesota River Basin here.

This interactive, multi-media Story Map illustrates the disappearing legacy of Lake Pepin. It allows users to visualize county and watershed-level data in the Minnesota River Basin (MRB) while incorporating videos and narrative to help interpret data in the context of Lake Pepin. It also outlines 13 LPLA recommendations for water quality improvements.

Learn more about the history of Lake Pepin and its connection to the Minnesota River Basin here.