Welcome to OTC COLA
Otter Tail County COLA is organized to facilitate cooperation among member lake and river associations and to assist in fostering wise use of the lake and river areas in Otter Tail County. By joining together and helping each other, we can keep our lakes and rivers clean and free of pollutants and prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS)
North Turtle Lake
Association Contact Information
Lake property owners of North Turtle Lake are invited to register their contact information for the purpose of exploring the advantages of creating a lake association. Those who respond will be invited to an organizational meeting to determine next steps.
Go HERE for the form
WE LOVE OUR LAKES!
New to OTC COLA? The “WE LOVE OUR LAKES” campaign is being run to connect with lake associations and lake property owners interested in protecting and preserving their quality of lake living in Otter Tail County, MN. Please click HERE to complete a secure, simple form to give us your contact information. To see the most recent E-Newsletter from OTC COLA, click HERE. To sign up to receive free monthly E-Newsletters, Click HERE.
OTC COLA is encouraging participation of new lakes. The bigger the number of lakes that join together in the common cause the better it will be for all of us. OTC COLA is a non-profit organization and the cost of membership is nominal for associations and individuals.
Water quality testing of OTC lakes is an active pursuit of OTC COLA. We have compiled over 20 years of valuable data. OTC COLA encourages lakes to participate in its water testing. OTC COLA will work with new lakes through association or individual memberships to help include them in the program.
Sign up for the OTC COLA Monthly E-Newsletter
Board of Director Meetings
Second Monday, 3:00 pm, following AIS Task Force Mtg
Dead Lake Room, Fergus Falls Government Center, Fergus Falls, MN
Monday, January 3, 2018- Strategic Planning, WCI
Monday, February 12, 2018
Monday, March 12, 2018
Monday, April 9, 2018
Monday, May 14, 2018
Monday, June 11, 2018
Monday, July 9, 2018
Monday, August 13, 2018
Monday, September 10, 2018
Monday, October 8, 2018
Monday, November 12, 2018
Monday, December 10, 2018
OTC COLA Member Meetings
Member meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Thursdays of April, May, June, July, August and September
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Dates and times may be modified for special events or field trips.
Water Sampling Schedule 2018
The water sampling schedule is set by RMB Labs for the weekend preceding and including the third Monday of each month from May through September.
Samples are to be delivered to the collection location by noon on Monday. This gives time for the volunteer to transport samples to RMB Labs at Detroit Lakes by close of business day on Monday.
On Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm, the water sample containers and coolers are picked up for the Lake Association at the Ottertail Community Center. Representatives from RMB Labs will be available to answer any questions. All who are participating are welcome to stay for the COLA Member Meeting. Please direct questions to Russ Severson, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the water sampling procedure, care of equipment, and water sampling results, go to the ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS page of this website.
Other Meetings of Interest: