LOWA Mission
The Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance (LOWA) will preserve, protect,
and improve the Lake of the Ozarks watershed, its waters and natural
resources while maintaining our economic, social and environmental health.
LOWA Mission
Water Quality
Maintaining the health of Lake of the Ozarks requires us to recognize and
address not only the current, but also the future challenges facing the Lake.
Water Quality
LOWA coordinates efforts between local governmental entities, such as
municipalities and homeowner’s associations, and county and state
government to bring sewer systems to the Lake.
Lake Safety
Safety is the first priority. LOWA developed the Designate a Captain Program
to encourage the boat captains to stay sober while piloting their vessels.
Lake Safety
LOWA conducts numerous programs teaching property owners and schoolchildren
how vital they are in protecting this amazing area for generations to come.
Low Impact Landscaping (LIL) minimizes the deleterious effect of water run-off into
the Lake of the Ozarks by incorporating various techniques of landscaping.
Keep the Lake of the Ozarks clean by recycling materials
such as glass, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans.

The 4th Annual Niangua Darter from Whistle Bridge to Ha Ha Tonka.

36 paddlers participated in canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards.  They fished, took photographs, and visited on a perfect summer day July 12.  The first picture shows Kirk and Verna Freels ready to paddle the same canoe they took on their honeymoon 42 years ago. 

Get Involved.
Make a Difference.

Help us preserve, protect, and improve your watershed.

What can we do for you?

We offer two popular cost share programs.

Septic Tank Pump-out

Apply for a discounted septic tank pump-out.

Low-Impact Landscaping

Apply for up to $1,000 toward your project.

Take a Part Inside the Movement​

Apr 12, 2021 – Apr 22, 2021
Spring Native Plant Sale

Native Plant Sale
Pre-orders due by April 12
Pick up will be Earth Day April 22
Click here for your invitation and to see a list of available plants.

May 08, 2021 – Sep 11, 2021
Kayak Roundup

Considering a kayak?  Use our equipment and get expert instruction.

Meet us at the kayak steps, lower Spring Trail parking lot, Ha Ha Tonka.

Jul 17, 2021
5th annual Niangua Darter

July 17
Register here starting in June

LOWA Community Partners

A special thanks to these LOWA sponsors

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