In 2013 the Lake Volney Association receive a grant to restore native aquatic plants in the water of Lake Volney. This is a 3 year project.
The aquatic plants include bulrush, duck potato, water plantain, 3 square rush, pickerel plant, blue iris, sweet flag, and white water lily.
The location of the project is the southwest side of the lake.
On 8/2/14 a 2nd project was completed on the east south east side of the lake.
The Legacy grant program with the State of Minnesota funded the DNR purchase of 900 feet of lakeshore.