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.

Press Release

The Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance, Inc. (LOWA) is pleased to announce that registration is open for their 4th Annual Niangua Darter.  This kayak event is for both novice and expert paddlers with their own equipment.  Alternatively, equipment can be rented from River Monkey (573) 836-3977.  This event will be on Sunday, July 12 from Whistle Bridge to Ha Ha Tonka, about 11 miles.  For those wanting a shorter paddle, there will be a take out at Casa de Loco, at about the six mile mark.  This is a really cool stretch of water.  A map with points of interest can be viewed on the registration site.

We’ve been cooped up too long, and a nice Sunday float is a welcome diversion.  The event has been planned with your safety in mind.  Pre-registration is required and the deadline is June 25.  Registration includes a cool tee shirt, water resistant map, insurance, and a snack at the end.  Arrange your own shuttle from Ha Ha Tonka to Whistle, or register for ours.  $35 for the event, additional $15 for shuttle.  Bring your own equipment, water, food for along the way.  Remember:  your donation to participate in events such as this provide much needed funds to help us Keep Our Healthy Lake Healthy, and we thank you in advance.  If you are unable to join us, please consider a donation through our secure website.  Every amount is welcome and appreciated.

Registration is open now. Click here to register before June 25th.


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​

Jun 13, 2020 – Sep 12, 2020
Kayak Roundup

Due to Covid 19 restrictions the May 9 Kayak Roundup is cancelled. Check back here for further developments.

June 13 – cancelled, July 11, August 8, September 12

Meet at Ha Ha Tonka Lower Spring Area at the Kayak Launch

Aug 29, 2020 – Aug 30, 2020

Looking for volunteers

Safety Boat Captains needed – call 573-434-4400

Cleanup folks needed – email adminasst@Lowatershed.org

Thank you to our volunteers whose work benefits LOWA with a grant from the

event organizers based on hours worked on LOWA’s behalf.

Oct 07, 2020
Fall Native Plant Sale

More information will be posted in 2020 along

with a list of available plants for pre-order

See example of native plant garden and member testimonial.

LOWA Community Partners

A special thanks to these LOWA sponsors

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