Controlling Aquatic Invasive Species
A Proposal for the 2013-15 Biennial State Budget
Wisconsin Lakes is launching a major effort to move Wisconsin Lakes forward in its battle to control aquatic invasive species (AIS). We've developed a comprehensive package that seeks to prevent new invasive species from establishing themselves in Wisconsin, to contain those species that are already present and keep them from spreading, and to reduce the impact of established species on the infected waterbodies. After consultation with the Dept of Natural Resources, regional groups, and our membership, we've identified six key elements necessary to successfully control the AIS problem, and present a number of options to fund these new initiatives and programs.
Control ~ Prevent ~ Reduce
Wisconsin Lakes 2013-14 Public Policy Agenda
Prior to the beginning of each two-year session of the Wisconsin legislature, the staff and Board of Directors of Wisconsin Lakes indentify the areas of public policy that we deem of crucial interest to our lakes and waters in the coming year, and decide on any specific actions we plan to take to further the public policy elements of our mission.
See what issues we've identified for the upcoming session!
Welcome to Wisconsin Lakes
Wisconsin Lakes, formerly known as the Wisconsin Association of Lakes, is the only statewide non-profit organization working to protect and enhance the quality of Wisconsin's 15,000 lakes. We are the citizen arm of the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership.
Wisconsin Lakes works toward statewide solutions for the challenges faced by many lakes while supporting strong local protection efforts.
We represent citizens and lake groups like you who care about Wisconsin lakes as a natural resource, and who appreciate the value that lakes bring to our quality of life, tourist economy, and property tax base.
Wisconsin Lakes seeks to protect the natural wonder of our lakes, and preserve our collective right to boat, fish, hunt, ice skate, swim and enjoy the scenic beauty of our shared public waters.