$5,595 Raised by 61 Donors
Triple Your Impact May-June 2021!
Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance (LPLA) champions multi-use protection for Lake Pepin, a critical stretch of the Mississippi River. We bridge community voices, science, and policy to advocate for sediment reduction, initiate sediment management projects, and investigate emerging concerns.
Starting in May 2021, you can TRIPLE your impact—all new memberships and increased giving are matched by the Katherine B. Andersen Fund and the Annesco Project Fund!
Any contribution makes you eligible to vote for who will waterski as Pepie the Lake Monster at our next Mud Picnic.
Contribute $25+ to be considered a member and receive: a free sticker, an invitation to our annual event on the Pearl of the Lake paddleboat, a discount to our Outdoor Legacy concert, and exclusive information about Lake Pepin.
Contribute $50+ to receive a member shirt (below).
Lake Pepin is a critical resource to the surrounding communities and wildlife, and a vital component of the Mississippi River system. With so much dependent on Lake Pepin, it’s hard to imagine what would happen without it. And yet, that’s the future we face without intervention.
Sediment loads—the size of a city block filled to the height of the Foshay Tower in downtown Minneapolis—accumulate in Lake Pepin every year. With sedimentation rates 10x above normal, the lake is in a fight for survival. It has two water quality impairments and is expected to prematurely disappear in just a few generations.
LPLA advocates for upstream sediment reduction, leads local sediment management projects, and investigates emerging concerns to protect water quality, habitat, and accessibility in Lake Pepin. We championed a large habitat restoration project with the Army Corps of Engineers and WI Department of Natural Resources to improve ecological and recreational conditions in the area most impacted at the head of the lake. Construction is expected to start in 2022.
Public support, like yours, accounts for 40% of our work and enables us to advocate for Lake Pepin every single day. Every contribution of $25 or more is considered an annual membership & entitles donors to certain benefits.