Recreation Alliance of Winona

Advocating for a better Winona

The Recreation Alliance of Winona is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Winona, Mn.


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 

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Sugarloaf Work Day with the Access Fund National Conservation Team

The Recreation Alliance of Winona is excited to have been able to  partner again with the Access Fund to bring their national conservation teams to Winona August 27th-29th 2021. The goal of this event was to work on erosion mitigation and trail enhancement and to repair the switchback section of the Sugarloaf trail to create a more sustainable and accessible hiking trail for multiple user groups 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.