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Hubbard County Coalition of Lake Associations (HC COLA)

Hubbard County Coalition of Lake Associations (HC COLA)


Organization: Civic, Community & Religious

About Us

Hubbard County Coalition of Lake Associations (HC COLA) is the Leader in Protecting Hubbard County Lakes and Rivers. Hubbard County COLA has a membership of 31 lake associations representing 43 lakes with over 2,700 members.

You love these lakes! Prevent Aquatic Hitchhikers! Protect your area lakes!

When moving your boat, gear, or equipment between water bodies – clean off mud, aquatic vegetation, and marine animals. Drain water. Dry.

To keep your bait alive, keep fresh water in bottles in your vehicle. Before leaving, drain the water from the bait container on land. Replenish bait container with cold fresh water.

Schedule your FREE Boat Decontamination in Park Rapids 218-616-1631. For MN courtesy decontamination stations, use the map at www.MnDNR.gov/decon.

HC COLA's mission is to protect and enhance the quality of our lakes and rivers, preserve the economic, recreational and natural environmental values of our shorelands and promote the responsible use of our waters and related habitats.

HC COLA was formed in 1988 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We also have an endowment fund at Northwest Minnesota Foundation:


plus HC COLA provides an annual grant - more information here on how to apply here:


HC COLA's mission enhances, promotes, and protects the interests of lakeshore property owners, lake associations, local government, the general public and future generations.

Video Media


Girl Scout Troop 408 Made Zebra Mussel Settlement Samplers with HC COLA coaching.
Stony Lake Beavers 4-H Club maintains park & beach / checks Aquatic Invasive Species..
Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers signs along county roads remind boaters to prevent AIS.
Starry Trek 2018 HC COLA Volunteer checking for Starry Stonewort and other AIS..
Billboard 2018 Reminds motorists to Clean, Drain, Dry their Boats & Gear to Prevent AIS.

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