Friends of Bass Lake is a 501 c3 non-profit association. Our mission is to partner with government and community stakeholders to raise awareness and provide advocacy regarding issues and actions leading to the restoration of Bass Lake Preserve.
Our legal authority comes via the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) legally recognizing public education programs including actions that citizens take to offer input into the process and reduce pollution in the discharge of stormwater.
Local authority is detailed in the City of SLP Stormwater Monitoring Recommendations prepared in 2010 by University of Minnesota Thompson Center for Environmental Management, MPCA, SLP engineering staff, and City Council:
"SLP will be a model of environmental stewardship by providing residents and future generations with educational tools and sustainable practices to foster a community of ecologically conscious and engaged citizens."