Recent Projects

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.
During the last year, we are pleased to announce a number of projects.
• In January, the Foundation hosted the 5th Annual Ice Fishing Tournament where about 219 participants enjoyed the event bringing fishing enthusiasts from several neighboring states.
• The May Contest is a favorite among the fishing community.
• Shore cleanups draw a loyal group who come equipped with waders, boats, pontoons and kayaks to assist.
• Perhaps our most notable effort, with assistance from the City of Fairmont and Sommer Outdoors, is the addition of the newly constructed kayak/paddle board station.
• Recently awarded is a 1.2 million dollar grant from Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council and a $200,000 Schmeeckle grant will be dedicated to Wildlife Restoration and Nutrient Filtering Wetlands” (project) in order to increase water quality in the Fairmont Lakes, the quality of Fairmont’s drinking water, and to enhance recreational opportunities for all Martin County residents who utilize the lakes for swimming, boating and fishing.
We consider our role to be a work in progress and would welcome your assistance in recognizing our stewardship responsibilities for our lakes. We are a volunteer organization, so in addition to monetary contributions, time and talents are valuable.
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.