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The Lac Courte Oreilles Foundation provides funding for the protection, preservation and restoration of the water quality of Lac Courte Oreilles. The Foundation works closely with the Courte Oreilles Lakes Association (COLA) and other stakeholders to underwrite programs that will enhance the value of our aquatic treasure.

To achieve its purposes, the Corporation’s funds are used to stop pollution, particularly phosphorus pollution, to restore habitat, research water quality issues, combat aquatic invasive species, meet financial requirements under state grants that benefit the water quality of the lake, educate property owners and the public about proper lake stewardship practices, protect the water quality of the lake and for such other uses as may be appropriate.

It is our hope that the Foundation can successfully perform these functions so that lake front owners, day users, and visitors to our lake can enjoy a clean and beautiful lake for decades.

COLA Annual Meeting

Saturday, June 2017
St. Francis Solenus Mission
8:30-9 AM: Coffee and Rolls
9 AM-12:00 Noon: Meeting

COLA Picnic

Saturday, July 2017
Trails End Resort




2015 Fund Raising Campaign results

Our 2015 campaign goal was $100,000, we are pleased to announce that with a strong finish, the final result was total donations of $100,300! 270 donors, averaging $371 each, contributed. As part of this, we also received 5 gifts of greater than $5,000, totaling $45,000.  Thank you to all who contributed, we look forward to your continued support. See 'Donation History' green tab to the left for more detailed information. 

Stock Donations

Donating publically traded shares that have risen in value and held for more than one year can save capital gains tax and generate a charitable donation deduction of the appreciated value. Check with your financial adviser and contact the Foundation's Trustee and Treasurer for details on share transfers to our Brokerage Account. See 'DONATE NOW' green tab to the left for more detailed information.