We are so excited to announce the 2022 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 2022 Donation amount was $23,500!! Read more below on the 6 organizations who received funding and what their plans are with the funding they received.
The City of Okoboji
The City of Okoboji received a $1,000 donation to purchase, install, and maintain fishing pole holders on their public docks located at Dixon Beach and East Lake Park to encourage public fishing on the waters within the city limits of Okoboji.
Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club
The Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club received a $10,000 donation to assist with their Highway 9 Fish Cleaning Station project. In addition to this large project, funds will aid with kid's fishing clinics at the lakes.
Spirit Lake Protective Association
Okoboji Protective Association
The Okoboji Protective Association received a $4,000 donation to fund their CLAMP (Cooperative Lakes Area Monitoring Project) and water quality testing for West Lake Okoboji.
East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation
The East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation received $4,000 to purchase and apply Aquathol K to manage navigational lanes, safety lanes, and recreational use on East Lake Okoboji, Minnewashta, and Lower Gar.
Center Lake Improvement & Protective Association
The Center Lake Improvement & Protective Association received $500 to aid in the cost to operate CLAMP (Cooperative Lakes Area Monitoring Project) in the collection of water samples and data collection of Center Lake performed twice a month from June - September to monitor water quality of Center Lake.