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!

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United Lake Pepin.

There's has never been a better time to get join the crew because we have spearheaded a large restoration project in Upper Lake Pepin. All new memberships, recurring memberships, and year end gifts come with a free "United Lake Pepin" t-shirt! Click here for more information about memberships.

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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.


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A citizen effort to document the health of Lake Pepin. Take photos of erosion, drainage, algae blooms, pollution, and other signs of an unhealthy lake. Then post the photos to the appropriate map location! Contributing with a smart phone will allow you to snap and post while automatically linking photos to the map.

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.