Mille Lacs Lake Watershed 
    Management Group
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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 typically meets on the third Monday of each month.  The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Mille Lacs Lake Watershed Management Group's Upcoming Meetings:
                               Monday December 17th, 2018 from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon.  
                We will meet at the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Government Center, Lower Level.  
    Guest Speaker Jeff Forester of Minnesota Lakes and Rivers will discuss Sustainable Shoreline Efforts.
         Additional topics include Completion of the AIS Grant, Plan of Work Update, Website, and more.
                                The meetings are open for everyone - We hope you can join us!  
                                                                View Full Agenda Here. 
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Project Sponsor:  
Aitkin County Board of Commissioners

Contributing Partners:
Aitkin, Mille Lacs, & Crow Wing Counties
Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation District
Area Townships
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