Greetings from the Fairmont Lakes Foundation, Inc;

We would like to let you know about some of the Foundation’s accomplishments and invite you to join our efforts through membership.

Minnesotans appreciate the 11,000 plus lakes in our state and the chain of five lakes inside Fairmont’s borders is perhaps the most attractive amenity for residents and visitors alike. Whether you are a lakeshore property owner, area resident or visitor who utilizes our lakes for recreational purposes, or if you recognize that the future of these waters depends upon a group to advocate on their behalf, we would welcome your support.

Fairmont Lakes Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed to promote the stewardship of our city’s lakes. Our general purpose is to lead and educate our community and its visitors to take responsibility for the quality and care of our city’s lakes while increasing awareness of the need to preserve and enhance the value of these natural resources.

Though COVID-19 has taken a toll on many activities, we are pleased to announce a number of projects that were held while taking safety precautions:

  • The May Contest is a favorite among the fishing It was canceled this year.
  • The August 2019 Lake Cleanup event held with great support from Martin County Pheasants Forever, the City of Fairmont and numerous volunteers, filling a truck bed with debris from Budd and George Lakes. Cleanup for Hall Lake was August 29, 2020.
  • In January, the Foundation hosted the 6th Annual Ice Fishing Tournament where about 249 participants enjoyed the event bringing fishing enthusiasts from several neighboring We partnered with Pheasants Forever to create a simultaneous event for youth.
  • The kayak/paddle board station remained closed this year because of sanitation concerns. Plans are underway to open next season.
  • A $200,000 grant from the Schmeeckle Foundation has been awarded to complete the Dutch Creek project by improving the entry of the creek to Hall Lake.
  • Recently awarded is a 1.2 million dollar grant from Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council and will be dedicated to Wildlife Restoration and Nutrient Filtering Wetlands” (project) in order to increase water quality lakes, the quality of Fairmont’s drinking water, and to enhance recreational opportunities.
  • Our 5-year plan includes stocking sunfish, supporting education of shore owners to plant vegetation and discourage clear cutting.
  • Phase 3 of Muskie stocking will take place in October.

We consider our role to be a work in progress and would welcome your assistance in recognizing our stewardship responsibilities for our lakes.

Thank you, in advance, for any consideration you may afford us in considering a membership in Fairmont Lakes Foundation, Inc.

Please consider annual membership of $50 or a lifetime membership of $500. (Annual memberships paid before November 1st remain active through 2021!) We are a volunteer organization, so in addition to monetary contributions, time and talents are valuable.


Board Members of the Fairmont Lakes Foundation, Inc.

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