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Northern Waters Land Trust announces winners of Love our Lakes campaign

Northern Waters Land Trust has announced the winners of this year's "Love our Lakes" campaign. Winners will receive Minnesota themed goodie baskets. Submitted Photo

Northern Waters Land Trust thanks all participants of the July social media campaign to promote positivity about the lakes in northern Minnesota.

More than 50 individuals representing at least 17 lakes participated in the photo-sharing campaign illustrating why they love our lakes. Liz Anderson, Kris Carlson, Jane Freeberg, Gayl Hohbein and Mark Persons each won an up north prize bag of local goodies. Individuals should contact NWLT to arrange pickup or delivery of their prize.

Cedar Lake Conservancy in Aitkin County was awarded the $500 conservation grant that participants were able to nominate their local association to win. Debbie Campbell, president of Cedar Lake Conservancy, shares that education and water testing are crucial for their organization to help maintain their lake for future generations.

“We have an active, interested membership and a dedicated Conservation Committee, which includes energetic lake stewards. As property owners, our investment is greatly enhanced by good water quality and the lake’s overall environment,” Campbell said in a news release.

Cedar Lake Conservancy will use the grant to further their education efforts.


The campaign was made possible by an action team from Thrivent Financial. Thrivent is a membership-owned fraternal and holistic financial services organization. For more information about Thrivent, go to https://www.thrivent.com/.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at nancy.vogt@pineandlakes.com or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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