We are so excited to announce the 2023 recipients of the Iowa Great Lakes Walleye Weekend grant application process. Each year a portion of the registration proceeds are donated back into the community to help with various projects directly related to angling in the Iowa Great Lakes Area.
The 2023 Donation amount was $20,000!! Read more below on the 5 organizations who received funding and what their plans are with the funding they received.
Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club
The Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club received a $3,000 donation to assist with their kid's fishing clinics in the Iowa Great Lakes. These clinics introduce and teach children about the angling community and the natural resources in our area.
Spirit Lake Protective Association
Okoboji Protective Association
The Okoboji Protective Association received a $5,000 donation to help fund a new heating and cooling system for the electric fish barrier to continue keeping out Asian Carp from our waters. They will also use funds for their CLAMP project to monitor water quality.
East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation
The East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation received $4,000 to help with ongoing treatment of the invasive specie Eurasian watermilfoil on East Lake Okoboji, Lower Gar, Minnewashta, and Upper Gar.
Center Lake Improvement & Protective Association
The Center Lake Improvement & Protective Association received $3,000 to install energy efficient lighting for the Center Lake boat ramp. This lighting would enhance the safety of the area and improve access to the lake while also acting as a navigational aid for boaters using the lake.