background / mission
LAKE VOLNEY ASSOCIATION:
Address P.O. Box 132 Le Center MN 56057
e-mail for the Board of Directors: firstname.lastname@example.org
was Established 1984
is a Tax Exempt organization 501 c 3 since 1998.
is a member of: Conservation Minnesota (LVA’s website is hosted by this organization) website: www.conservationmn.org
is a member of Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates. website: www.mnlakesandrivers.org
is a member of the Tri County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA)
is part of a Clean Water Partnership with Le Sueur County, DNR, and the MPCA.
the Lake Volney Assn. mission is to improve the water quality for fishing, swimming, watersking, jetskiing, scuba diving, windsurfing, increase desirable acquatic plants, shoreline stabilization at Lake Volney. to provide information and educational materials to the the Lake Associaton members.
Lake Volney is 6 miles east of Le Center and 6 miles southwest of Montgomery. Take Hwy 99 to Hwy 164 south. The lake is 283 acres, 65 feet deep, with a boat landing and a swimming beach / county park on the south east side.
What is a Lake Association?
People who live on lakes have some advantages not available to other citizens. They also have some unique stewardship responsibilities which may be difficult for them to deal with as individuals. Sharing and meeting with others with common interests can both stimulate problem solving and provide solutions that may not be otherwise available.
A lake association may help you and your neighbors in many ways to:
Develop a partnership with your lake neighbors
Gain awareness of your neighbors’ lake interests
Develop a communications network for sharing lake news
Raise awareness of lake issues in the community
Launch fund raising events and apply for grants
Develop a wise, long range lake management plan
Gain strength in numbers. The group’s opinions and needs can be constructively represented in dealing with government officials and agencies
Gather information and present educational programs for your membership and other lake users living within the community
Conduct data collection on a broad range of lake concerns (water quality, real estate developments, lake use conflicts)
Gain a historical perspective from longtime residents
Typical Projects for Lake Associations
Establish contracts for aquatic plant removal and/or rough fish removal
Form groups for monitoring water quality
Develop long range lake management plans
Develop plans and negotiate with government entities for funding weed control and water quality projects
Conduct educational programs relating to both the effect of and possible sources of plant nutrient loading of the lake watershed