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"We are here to promote and enhance the Upper Red Lake Area, and the economic, commercial, and social interests of its inhabitants."

Next regular meeting:   
Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 6:00 PM.
West Wind Resort in Waskish, MN


The Upper Red Lake Area Association (URLAA) is a long established, non-profit, volunteer group who plays a very important role in protecting and maintaining one of the greatest places on earth and ask you to take some time and check out all that the Upper Red Lake Area has to offer.   


In the fall of 2021 we welcomed interest in the problem of human waste disposal and removal during the Ice Fishing Season. We started a dialogue with the Beltrami County Soil and Water Conservation District about our shared concerns and efforts to mitigate. A committee was formed to do the hard work of promoting and implementing a sustainable approach to a complex problem.

In the fall of 2022, the Association erected two new billboard signs along Highway #72, five miles south and north of Waskish.


The URLAA provides funding, through grants, for good work in our area.  In 2021 we gave over $32,000.00 to successful applicants. Go to Grants/Membership to learn more. 


We are grateful for the years of volunteer service of past members and look forward to the support of current members. If you would like to join us, visit our Membership link.  Your voice is important and your help is always appreciated.

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The Committee is made up of stakeholders from the grassroots to the state level who share a common concern - the safe removal of human waste from the frozen lake and the surrounding area. The Keep it Clean message is simple: 


Human waste and garbage do not belong on the ice, under the ice or along our shorelines. Please do your part to protect and preserve this valuable resource now, and for generations to come.   

May 26, 2022

Thanks to Josh Jones (Red Lake DNR) for this amazing drone footage of the high water on Upper Red Lake and its impact on the shoreline.  It makes this year's cleanup efforts pretty difficult and is resulting in beach erosion in some areas.

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Click on the banner below to listen to a podcast about recent Keep it Clean Actions!

BIG THANKS to Kev Jackson at Paul Bunyan Country Outdoors

LOCATION: P.O. Box 407

Waskish, MN 56685


MEETINGS: Are held on the third Tuesday of every month at West Wind Resort in Waskish.

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