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.

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 $2,000 toward your project.

Take a Part Inside the Movement​

Apr 24, 2019
Plant Sale

Beautiful native plants will be available at wholesale prices. Come to Southwest Stone in Osage Beach on April 24th for LOWA’s plant sale.

CLICK HERE to reserve your plants.


May 04, 2019
Trail of Four Winds 25K Run

On May 4th, LOWA needs 20 volunteers to stand along the route – two people per station – to hand out water. The run will take place at the State Park off Highway 42.

May 11, 2019 – Sep 14, 2019
Kayak Meetups

Free – just show up at the Kayak steps at the lower Spring Trail, Ha Ha Tonka State Park every second Saturday of the month from  8:30am to noon.

Jun 15, 2019 – Jun 16, 2019
Osage Howler 2019

Paddle under the Full Moon with us on the third annual Osage Howler – Saturday, June 15, 2019

All paddlers welcome – choose 30 Mile Race or 14 Mile Fun Run.

Click here to register.

Sep 21, 2019
Third Annual Niangua Darter

Location: Whistle Bridge to Ha Ha Tonka

Reservations due no later than September 7

$30 includes t-shirt, shuttle, insurance

LOWA Community Partners

A special thanks to these LOWA sponsors

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