Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance

June 8 benefit concert caps Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance member drive

May 8, 2019
The Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance (LPLA) is capping off its Spring Member Drive with an outdoor benefit concert at Liberty Tree Farm in Stockholm, Wis., on Saturday June 8. The concert will feature The Pistol Whippin’ Party Penguins, a Minnesota string-band with original songs about the river,...

Lake Pepin habitat project selected for pilot program

Feb 7, 2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will participate in a national Corps of Engineers pilot program to use dredged material to improve habitat. The Upper Pool 4 Islands Complex Project is one of 10 projects selected out of 95 proposals submitted throughout the United States. Corps...

Group recommends $750k for Lake Pepin habitat project

Dec 27, 2018
A Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance (LPLA) request for $750,000 through the Lessard Sam’s Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC) last summer is now included in the Council’s final recommendation to the Minnesota Legislature. The legislature needs to approve the funding during their next session, but LPLA is...

Input sought on Lake Pepin restoration proposals

Mar 28, 2018
Restoration efforts in Upper Lake Pepin have reached another milestone, according to Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance (LPLA), and will be discussed at the upcoming public meeting on April 4 at the St. James Hotel in Red Wing, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Army Corps of Engineers and the Wisconsin Department...

Festival of Lights returns to Frontenac on Nov. 25

Nov 16, 2017
The sixth annual Festival of Lights which began at the Villa Maria,  will take place at Christ Episcopal Church, Old Frontenac, on Saturday, Nov. 25. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. to view the dozens of candle-lit nativities from around the world and to enjoy the luminarias surrounding the church...

To help Lake Pepin, go against the flow

Aug 24, 2017
Of the many factors contributing to the rapid sedimentation that threatens to shorten the life of Lake Pepin by millenia, researchers have identified one that, if it could be addressed, would have a huge impact. “You can reduce everything if you just reduce the flow,” said Carrie Jennings to...

Lake Pepin habitat project open house is July 11

Jul 6, 2017
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is hosting an open house in Red Wing, July 11, to discuss a study to improve habitat in and around Upper Pool 4 of the Mississippi River. The open house will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a short presentation at 5:30 p.m., at the Red Wing...

Tour De Pepin's monster year

Jun 8, 2017
It didn’t rain on this year’s Tour De Pepin, but it was hot. Ice cream cones at Flat Pennies in Bay City were a hot commodity. Over 246 were distributed to riders of the 72- and 100-mile courses, up about 100 from last year, according to Lake City Chamber of Commerce Interim Events Coordinator...

Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance's habitat project is progressing

May 24, 2017
This summer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin studying how they can use the sand and sediment they dredge and store along the Mississippi River to help the habitat and water quality at the upper end of Lake Pepin. The possibilities under consideration include: dredging backwaters to...

Record number of riders expected for ninth Tour de Pepin

Jun 2, 2016
The ninth annual Tour de Pepin bicycle tour is poised to set a record before it gets started. The record number of riders is 836, set last year. The number of cyclists registered for this year was 838 Wednesday morning. While online registration has closed, people still can register to ride in...

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