Mille Lacs Lake Watershed
Mille Lacs Lake, located in east central Minnesota, is one of Minnesota's crown jewel lakes. Mille Lacs has been recognized as one of the premier walleye producing lakes in the world! The lake currently enjoys relatively good water quality and supports excellent recreational opportunities.
That being said, the lake is still vulnerable. Results of a recent diagnostic study are conflicting. Fertilization of the lake continues from natural causes and sauses related to development of the shoreline and watershed. New threats and impacts to water quality are resulting from the introduction of aquatic invasive species.
The Mille Lacs Lake Watershed Management Group was formed in 1997 in an effort to mange these potential impacts to water quality and preserve the health of our natural resources. Since that time we have received grants from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, and many other partners. Funds have been used to assist landowners with projects that protect and improve water quality, to provide educational opportunities for landowners in the watershed,and to monitor water quality.
The Watershed Group meets on the third Monday of each month. The meetings are open to the public and eveyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Upcoming Meetings of the
Mille Lacs Lake Watershed Management Group:
Thursday July 27, 2017; 9:00 am - 11:00 am at the Rolf Olsen Center, located on West Main Street (Hwy 27), in Onamia
Topics to be discussed include Review of the 5 Year Plan, Mille Lacs Compass Project, AIS Grant Town Hall Meetings, 2017 Lake Health Conference, a Watershed Tour, and more.
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Aitkin County Board of Commissioners
Aitkin, Mille Lacs, & Crow Wing Counties
Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation District
Cities of Garrison, Wahkon, & Isle
Crow Wing County Soil & Water Conservation District
Mille Lacs Area Tourism Council
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, DNRE
Mille Lacs Soil & Water Conservation District
Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Round Lake Association, Aitkin & Crow Wing County
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service