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.
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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.
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Water Quality
Wastewater
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.
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Wastewater
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.
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Lake Safety
Education
LOWA conducts numerous programs teaching property owners and schoolchildren
how vital they are in protecting this amazing area for generations to come.
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Education
LOWA LILs
Low Impact Landscaping (LIL) minimizes the deleterious effect of water run-off into
the Lake of the Ozarks by incorporating various techniques of landscaping.
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LOWA LILs
Recycling
Keep the Lake of the Ozarks clean by recycling materials
such as glass, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans.
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Recycling
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Lake Race 2021

Part of LOWA’s mission statement is to not only protect our watershed, but also to maintain it’s economic and social health. LOWA was proud to provide the patrol boats necessary to keep Lake Race 2021 safe and fun for everyone on Saturday, June 5th. Check out some photos from this event!

Stream Team

LOWA attended a Stream Team event held by our Master Naturalist partners on Friday, June 11th. During this event, 22 school children aged 11-17 assisted with collecting water samples and totaling numbers of various macroinvertebrates observed to determine the water quality of the Bennett Spring stream. LOWA is thankful for the opportunity to educate young community members on the natural world less seen and to help foster an early interest in keeping our water healthy.

Guinness Parade

LOWA was happy to provide patrol boats for the very first attempt in the Lake of the Ozarks to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Boat Parade on Saturday, June 12th. Although we were not able to obtain the record, it was a fun event that brought much attention to our Lake, and it will not be the last Guinness Parade for our community here. Keep a look out for another attempt next year, and count on LOWA being there to help keep it safe!

Get Involved.
Volunteer.
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​

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.

LOWA Community Partners


A special thanks to these LOWA sponsors

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