Pella Chronicle

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August 26, 2012

Ask the Corps

Pella — For over 42 years, the Red Rock Lake Association (RRLA), the lake’s cooperating association, has been working hard to engage the public in caring for Lake Red Rock and the natural resources that surround it.  Since its founding in 1969, the RRLA has worked closely with the Corps of Engineers to educate the public on the lake’s recreational opportunities and develop/improve facilities.  

Over the years, RRLA members helped acquire the Hickory Ridge Wilderness Campground, developed a water trail system with accompanying maps and signage for the paddling community, constructed fish habitat and organized fishing tournaments, designed and constructed three courtesy docks for better boater access, sponsored and helped staff “BalloonFest” events, helped fund the construction of the South Overlook fish cleaning station, educated the public at the Iowa State Fair on the numerous recreational opportunities at Lake Red Rock, co-sponsored “Bald Eagle Days,” coordinated “Trash Bash” litter cleanup events, provided annual recognition for the lake’s many volunteers and more.

The Association is a non-profit, 501c(3) organization, and depends heavily on membership dues and volunteer effort.  It is currently involved in a membership drive to keep up the momentum on their projects. “Growing our membership and increasing involvement will allow the association to continue supporting initiatives that have a positive impact on the lake and surrounding area,” said Todd Leathers, RRLA Board Secretary.  

The board meets monthly (with Corps and other lake managing agencies) throughout the year to stay aware of current lake issues and developments and to share ideas.    For more information, visit their website at, or contact RRLA President Matt Kissinger at (641) 628-3227 or via email at


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