Becker County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA) represents 3,000 property owners on 34 lakes throughout Becker County. Its mission is to facilitate cooperation among member lake associations as we work together to protect and enhance the quality of Becker County lakes and shore areas for property owners and visitors.

COLA sponsors and facilitates water quality monitoring programs, assists in identifying environmental impact of development on lakes, communicates information with the public on a host of topics, develops and presents recommendations related to shoreland development, coordinates and cooperates with County, State and other appropriate agencies in maintaining and improving water quality. Stopping the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) through education, training and public policy is one of COLA’s biggest initiatives in 2011.

Use the link to access an interesting report financed by COLA about lake quality in Becker County and steps needed to protect the lakes.  2012 Becker County Lake Protection Report