The StewardShip

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Join us when the StewardShip returns in the summer of 2023!




Upcoming Events

Learn about upcoming NLC events and special events in the Brainerd Lakes Area below:

Business After Hours Holiday Extravaganza

December 13, 2022 | 4-7:30pm.
Find the NLC at the Brainerd Lakes Chamber holiday event! This holiday themed cocktail party takes place at the Town Hall of Madden's Resort.
Cost to attend is $5 (all food and drink samples included!). This event is open to the public.

Migratory Bird Day


Crosslake St. Patrick's Day Parade

Brainerd Lakes Chamber Holiday Extravaganza

The National Loon Center's Progress


The National Loon Center Community Input and Master Plan are developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Sustainable Building Research. The University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), Central Regional Sustainable Development Partnership, Department of Applied Economics and the National Loon Center Foundation produce a Market Feasibility Study and Impact Assessment


Minnesota lawmakers approved $4 million to build National Loon Center in Crosslake. National Loon Center finalized a 25 year land lease with US Army Corps of Engineers at the future site location of the facility: the Cross Lake Recreation Area.


Archeological reviews and site planning at the Crosslake Recreation Area were completed and outdoor site enhancement began. In June of 2021, the NLC opened a temporary information center, called The Nest, in Crosslake Town Square, engaging around 4,000 visitors in its first year.


In collaboration with the Army Corps of Engineers, the National Loon Center, completed a shoreline restoration project near the boat landing at the Cross Lake Recreation Area. A floating dock system was also installed at the bay to prevent further erosion of the shoreline, with dedicated mooring stations for visitors of the campground and public use. Outdoor exhibits are projected to be installed by the end of the summer.

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