Recreation Alliance of Winona

Advocating for a better Winona



Advocate, develop, and support outdoor recreation in the greater Winona area to improve quality of life, protect our public lands, and encourage sustainable economic growth.


To make the greater Winona area one of the premiere outdoor recreation destinations in the Midwest.


  • Facilitate communication and advocacy among outdoor recreation user groups including, but not limited to those who: hike, road cycle, rock climb, ski, fish, mountain bike, birdwatch and paddle

  • Project a positive message around outdoor recreation activities and initiatives

  • Facilitate partnerships between the public and local officials

  • Support development of and increase access to recreational facilities

  • Promote the conservation of natural resources


We are helping the Midwest become a prospering outdoor recreation destination by communicating the needs of user groups, assisting in grant writing, identifying external funding sources, and developing public/private models for resource development. With the cooperation of municipalities we offer human, financial, and logistical resources to accomplish recreation goals.


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 By investing in our public lands we can create lasting change 

Sugarloaf Adopt -A-Crag Clean Up
October 26th 2019 10am-4pm

The Sugarloaf Adopt a crag clean up is an annual event sponsored by The Recreation Alliance of Winona, The City Of Winona, the Access Fund, The Minnesota Climbers Association and the Winona State Outdoor Education & Recreation Center. The focus of the event each year is to invest in one of Winona's iconic public spaces by removing invasive species, work on erosion mitigation, graffiti removal, trash pick up, and having fun while doing it!



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