We are an action-oriented independent organization made up of Cook County lake and road associations. Serving as an umbrella group, the Coalition board of directors brings together these associations to focus on issues of common interest such as promoting and implementing sound and responsible lake and shoreland management practices. Our goal is to develop an informed community of Cook County lakeshore property owners who accept responsibility for the preservation and protection of their lakes and who work actively to protect their quality.
What we do
- Citizen Lake Monitoring Program. The Coalition cooperates with the County Water Planner to recruit and support volunteers who sample and gather data used to track lake health
- Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Program. The Coalition, in cooperation with the county AIS coordinator, supports efforts aimed at keeping invasive species out of Cook County.
- Workshops and Seminars. The Coalition sponsors programs to inform lakeshore property owners about best shoreland management practices and other standards in place to protect lake water quality.
- Cooperative Connections. The Coalition is represented on the County Water Advisory Committee, the County AIS Task Force, the County Septic Task Force, the Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway Committee, the County Soil and Water Conservation board, and is a participant in the MPCA Lake Superior-North Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS).
We welcome you to join us! CCCoLA members include representatives of Lake Associations and individuals who care about preserving and protecting the quality of Cook County Waters and Shorelands. For more information on how to join, e-mail us at CookCountyCola@gmail.com