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Area businesswoman starts campaign to improve the Iowa Great Lakes

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OKOBOJI, Iowa (KTIV/KUOO) -

A businesswoman kicks off a campaign to help protect the Iowa Great Lakes.

Deidre Rosenboom and her late husband came up with the "Keep Okoboji Blue" concept.

Rosenboom says the goal is to raise a million dollars to assist the Cleanwater Alliance and other groups to preserve the water quality.

She says it's important to bring the community together to raise money in an effort to protect the future of the lakes.

"I would even say 4,000 years from now, there will be money for clean water. Will they even exist 4,000 years from now? I say not without clean water. We need clean water. It's so vital to our quality of life and our survival," said Deidre Rosenboom, "Keep Okoboji Blue."

To help raise the money, there will be a concert on July 20th at Preservation Plaza in Okoboji.

Along with local beer tasting, food and entertainment, there will also be speakers to talk about the importance of clean water.

"It's one of the first events like this when it comes to the green space and the concert and tent. And we'd like it to become a pretty good success. We'd like to see this become an annual event, we hope."

You can get tickets for the V-I-P tent on July 20th, along with more information about "Keep Okoboji Blue" by calling 712-332-7111.

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