Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance

Record turn-out for community clean-up despite cold weather

Apr 28, 2021
Volunteers turned out in 40-degree, damp weather Saturday to help make Lake City a nicer place to be when temps double. “Although Lake City does a nice job of maintaining our parks and the marina, a little extra help in the spring is always welcome to get ourselves ready for all the summer fun,”...

Lake Pepin habitat project delayed

Dec 23, 2020
The highly anticipated habitat restoration project near Bay City, Wis., almost made it through 2020 unscathed. But it is unfortunate now that the start date for construction has been pushed back until the spring of 2022. More than six years of work has gone into bringing this project to fruition,...

Tour de Pepin goes virtual in 2020

Sep 2, 2020
The 13th annual Tour de Pepin (TDP) will be virtual this year and is taking place from Saturday, Sept. 26 to Sunday, Oct. 4, according to the Lake City Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the event. Tour de Pepin was originally rescheduled from its June date to Sept. 26 as a result of COVID-19,...

Project will improve habitat, water quality, and accessibility in upper lake

Apr 30, 2020
In response to Covid-19, people are finding refuge in nature and renewed appreciation for its many gifts. The respite nature provides is helping us better take care of ourselves and our communities. And while it is important to address immediate needs, we must also continue tending the...

Source of Miller Creek E. coli is a mystery

Mar 19, 2020
Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series on eight Lake Pepin tributaries being published by Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance on its website. People can find out more on lakepepinlegacyalliance.org. Miller Creek is one of several small tributaries flowing into Lake Pepin out of the Mississippi...

Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance rep speaks to Rotary Club

Mar 4, 2020
Mac Becco, the communications director for the Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance, talked about their mission to improve water quality, habitat, and accessibility of the lake at the Rotary Club’s March 2 meeting. The Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance (LPLA) was founded in 2009 by a group of neighbors in Wacouta...

Years of data point to new fronts in fight against Lake Pepin sedimentation

Sep 5, 2019
Around 30 people who attended an open house Aug. 29 on research into pollution in Lake Pepin and upstream heard information that, while not necessarily new, was timely, according to Rylee Main of Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance (LPLA), which organized the event. It’s long been known that Lake Pepin is...
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LPLA members dine on sediment at mud picnic

Aug 29, 2019
Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance’s (LPLA) first mud picnic Saturday, Aug. 24 let people experience Lake Pepin’s ongoing sedimentation in a new way. The event took place at the head of Lake Pepin in the shallow waters just downstream of Lighthouse Island, which has grown about a mile in the last 50 years...

Open house on studies concerning Lake Pepin is Aug. 29 at Lake City Sportsman's Club

Aug 22, 2019
To help area residents learn about the studies concerning the health of Lake Pepin, and how they can provide input on them, the Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance (LPLA) is hosting an open house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Lake City Sportsman’s Club, 2200 S. Oak St., Lake City. The...

Tour on record-setting pace before it begins

May 29, 2019
The 12th Annual Tour de Pepin will be taking place this Saturday, June 1, beginning at 7 a.m. With over 950 riders registered going into event day, this year is already breaking records and may just be the biggest Tour de Pepin yet. Tour de Pepin has become a popular early summer outing for...

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