To protect, enhance and beautify the water of the East Okoboji, Upper Gar, Minnewashta, and Lower Gar Lakes through promotion of watershed stewardship and education.


The EOLIC board meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of April, May, June, July, August, September, and October at the Orleans City Hall Council Chambers.


With your financial support EOLIC is able to carry out its mission. To become a member of EOLIC complete the form on our Membership page or click here to join via Paypal:


  1. Support the DNR on projects impacting our water quality, ie where the electric fish barrierwas placed.
  2. Promote construction of rain gardens and other urban conservation practices.
  3. Cooperate with farmers to implement agriculture conservation practices.
  4. Expand awareness of aquatic invasive species to prevent their spread to our lakes.
  5. Monitor the health of our lakes for water quality.
  6. Promote lake friendly lawn care.
  7. Collaborate with the Clean Water Alliance, Iowa Environmental Council and other groups on issues of common concern.