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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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 $2,000 toward your project.

Take a Part Inside the Movement​

Apr 22, 2020
Spring Native Plant Sale

April 22, 2020

More information will be posted in 2020 along

with a list of available plants for pre-order

May 09, 2020 – Sep 12, 2020
Learn to Kayak
Whistle Bridge to Ha Ha Tonka kayak steps, Camdenton MO – All Day

May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12

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

May 28, 2020 – May 30, 2020
Lake Race

Safety Boat Captains needed

To Volunteer, call 573-434-4400.

Jun 06, 2020
4th Annual Osage Howler- 2020
Pikes Camp, Wardsville MO – All Day

Either race or fun run – your choice

More details soon.  This daytime event will require pre-registration

Jul 11, 2020
The Darter – Kayak Paddle
Whistle Bridge to Ha Ha Tonka kayak steps, Camdenton MO – All Day

Whistle Bridge to Ha Ha Tonka

Pre-registration required and open in 2020

Aug 29, 2020 – Aug 30, 2020
Shootout

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

LOWA Community Partners


A special thanks to these LOWA sponsors

Latest News

LOWA and Missouri Master Naturalist of the Lake of the Ozarks offer native plants for annual fall sale

Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance (LOWA) is offering Missouri native perennial wildflowers and shrubs at discounted prices through...

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