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 Work Day with the Access Fund National Conservation Team

The Recreation Alliance of Winona is excited to have partnered with the Access Fund to bring their national conservation team to Winona August 29th-30th. The goal of this event is to build a sustainable trailhead for the Sugarloaf and work on erosion mitigation and trail enhancements to create a hiking trail for all users which will be able to handle the both human and natural impacts. For more information message the Rec Alliance through the Facebook page or via email.



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