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HUBBARD COUNTY COALITION OF LAKE ASSOCIATIONS

The Hubbard County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA) will once again distribute free, lead-free fishing tackle samples at the upcoming Hubbard County Fair.
Dr. Leif G. Olmanson, research associate for the University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources, will explain how the water quality data collected by Hubbard County Coalition of Lake Association volunteers is used in combination with satellite data to extract lake water quality data for all lakes in Minnesota.
Nick Baum, the Minnesota DNR conservation officer for the Park Rapids area, will help us understand his role and how it varies from other DNR roles and more.
The proposed route of the Itasca-Heartland Connection Trail passes through this parcel, located northwest of Emmaville in Clay Township.

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You are invited to attend our Hubbard County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA) hybrid meetings on the last Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m., beginning April 28 through October 27. They are open to the public.
The Minnesota Loon Restoration Project (MLRP) is targeting an eight-county area, which includes Hubbard, Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Crow Wing, Clearwater, Itasca and Aitkin counties.
Although no new unknown AIS was discovered in our Aug. 21 sampling, the results of pathways for invasive species introductions were evident, says Sharon Natzel, who joined Starry Trek 2021.
The Hubbard County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has been awarded a $27,250 National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) grant with a focus on urban agriculture, pollinators and gardening for water quality.
Hubbard County Coalition of Lake Associations shoreland advisors walk the lake lot with interested owners, sharing ideas and resources to prevent runoff or erosion.
Teaching the next generation about preserving the water quality in area lakes is taking a step forward.

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The large pet stores stopped selling the moss balls. The educational focus is now the small retailers and aquarium owners.
The new Minnesota Lakes & Rivers Advocates (MLR) Lake Steward program complements the Hubbard County Coalition of Lake Association’s (COLA) Shoreland Advisor’s program, which began in 2020.
At their Nov. 10 work session, Hubbard County Board consensus was to reduce funding for the 2021 aquatic invasive species (AIS) program by $35,000.

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