LAKE PEPIN LEGACY ALLIANCE
Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance (LPLA) is a grassroots organization started by local citizens witnessing the rapid loss of water depth at the head of Lake Pepin. Sediment loads the size of a city block filled to the height of a 32-story-tall building accumulate in Lake Pepin every year. With sedimentation rates 10 times above normal, the lake is in a fight for survival and is expected to prematurely disappear in just a few generations. LPLA uses community engagement, science, and collaboration with the public, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies to improve Lake Pepin's unique ecosystem and function as an integral part of a multi-use river. As a non-profit organization, LPLA represents everybody who loves the lake in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and across the country.