Wisconsin Lakes

We Speak for Lakes

WI Lakes


The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recently announced that it would begin considering environmental impacts when reviewing applications for high-capacity wells. In a June 2, 2020 press release, the agency said it would begin doing so “pursuant to its duty to protect and preserve navigable waters under the public trust doctrine,” a duty upheld by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in its Lake Beulah Management District v. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources decision from 2011.

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Join us for our Annual Membership Meeting

Join Wisconsin Lakes’ board of directors and staff online Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 4pm for a virtual Annual Membership Meeting. Learn about what your statewide lake conservation organization and association of local lake organizations accomplished in the past year as well as hear about the exciting plans for 2021. Attendance is free but registration is required to get into the Zoom (overflow viewing will be allowed without registering on YouTube).

This event is open to all – members and non-members – and is a great way to learn more about our organization!

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Navigating in Turbulent Times

March 8-12, 2021 ~ Online

In 2021, the Wisconsin Lakes & Rivers Partnership, in collaboration with the Red Cedar Watershed Conference and other regional partners, are pleased to bring you Wisconsin Water Week, a weeklong celebration and study of all things water in the Badger State. Watch this space for more information and updates or check out our dedicated Wisconsin Water Week page for important links and reminders. We’ll see you online in March!


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.

Become a Member or Renew Membership

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