Wisconsin Lakes

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WI Lakes


As part of the rulemaking process to revise NR107 regarding aquatic plant management, DNR would like to hear from the public on the public notice requirements for the program. While the rule revision has yet to be drafted, DNR issues several “whitepapers” on different topics with proposals that would shape the new rules. The whitepaper covering public notice is open for comments through Sunday, March 16.

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Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference
June 18, 2021 ~ 9:00-3:30 ~ Online
$10/students free

One of the state’s premier lakes conferences will once again be held online via Zoom on Friday, June 18. Learn how climate change impacts northern lakes and how we can act to help our lakes be resilient from keynote speaker Cathy Techtmann of UW Extension, and choose from twelve different breakout sessions on a variety of lake related topics. For more information and to register, head over to the new conference website at nwwislakesconference.org!

Registration ends on June 17 and will not be available the day of the conference.

Thursdays @ 4:00 Free Webinar Series

Webinars on interesting and engaging topics for you and your lake organization. Free online every Thursday at 4:00! Register for individual sessions and view recordings of past talks here.

THIS WEEK: June 10, 2021
Managing Recreation on Lakes: Carrying Capacity

2020 saw record shattering participation in outdoor recreation in Wisconsin. Lakes are seeing more traffic from more diverse watercraft of all sizes. Many lake groups are hoping to reduce conflicts and protect the lake from these increased recreational impacts. We’ll look at this issue from the aspect of “carrying capacity” of a lake, and just what can be done to manage the issues.

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Watch for new Thursdays @ 4:00 webinars in the fall of 2021! Enjoy your summer!

Your Statewide Lake Association

We Speak for Lakes!

Wisconsin Lakes, formerly known as the Wisconsin Association of Lakes, is the only statewide non-profit organization working exclusively to protect and enhance the quality of Wisconsin’s 15,000 lakes. For more than 20 years, Wisconsin Lakes has worked toward statewide solutions for the challenges faced by our abundant natural water resources while supporting strong local protection efforts. We represent citizens and lake groups like you who care about Wisconsin’s lakes as a shared resource, and who appreciate the value 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.


Make a contribution to protect Wisconsin’s legacy of lakes.

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Add your voice to the chorus “speaking for lakes.”