Registration for Starry Trek '21 Now Open!
Registration for Starry Trek 2021 is officially open! On Saturday, August 21st, join us on our mission to seek out new populations of AIS all across Minnesota. Team up with volunteers from around the state (and beyond!) to monitor for starry stonewort, zebra mussels, and more! You will receive all the training and materials you need at your local training site, so this is a great event for anyone who has an interest in stopping aquatic invasive species. Read on
All New Summer 2021 Coon Lake Apparel and Accessories!
We are excited to offer comfortable, quality apparel and accessories for the upcoming Summer weather and life on Coon Lake! Garments will be decorated with your choice of the specially-designed, custom logos. Read on
Aqua Weed Sticks Installed at Public Landings
The stations were installed on May 17 by Anoka County Park staff and they're already hearing great feedback about the stations and they are getting used by boaters to remove plants off their boats and trailers.
Renew Your 2022 Membership or Join CLIA Online - Opens November 1
CLIA memberships are based on the calendar year; January through December. Don't let your membership lapse! We are now able to process memberships online. You may renew your membership for 2022 or join CLIA here.
If you prefer to mail-in your membership, the 2021 Membership Form is available on the Membership page.
Order Your Book Today - Only $30!
The "Chronicles of Coon Lake” is in its third printing is now available! This 90 page, 9” x 12” coffee table book, records not only the stories, but many of the photos that accompany them. Interviews were conducted with relatives of those who made major impact on the lake and its residents. If you’ve lived on the lake for a long time, you may have heard some of the stories but perhaps not all of any one story. If you’re new to the lake, this book provides a wealth of information on the lake, the people and its events. Read on and order your book.
Meat Raffles are Back at Smokey's!
CLIA is once again hosting meat raffles on Saturday's at 4 pm at Smokey's Pub N' Grill. Stop by and support CLIA and Smokey's!
Septic System Fix-Up Grants Available
Septic system fix up grants are available that can pay for 80-90% of the cost of fixing or replacing a septic system. Applicants must meet low income criteria. Read on.
Lakeshore Stewardship Vital to Keeping Lakes Healthy
Lakes are the pride and joy of Minnesotans, but the loss of their native aquatic and near shore lake vegetation as a result of increased lakeshore development is a grave threat. Both shoreline and aquatic plants are critical in maintaining a clean and healthy lake. Their loss results in severe negative consequences. Read on.
If You Shop With Amazon, 5% of Your Purchases Can Go Towards Protecting MN Lakes and Rivers
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com. Select Fish and Waters Conservation Fund. Amazon will donate .5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Fish and Waters Conservation Fund.
Webinars and Educational Programs
Find a list of upcoming webinars and educational programs here