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Nominations are due Feb. 1, 2024 for Crew 15 of the Wisconsin Lake Leaders Institute!

Guest post by Sara Windjue, Leadership and Capacity Development Specialist, Extension Lakes Program at UW-Stevens Point

Call for Nominations for Lake Leaders – Crew 15

Are you interested in gaining skills and increasing your network related to lake management and protection? Want to tackle lake-related issues, but need some extra help? Consider nominating yourself, or someone else, for the Wisconsin Lake Leaders Institute. The next group, Crew 15, will meet in May, September, and October of 2024. The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2024.

What is the Lake Leaders Institute?

This leadership program consists of three separate two-day seminars engaging approximately 30 individuals from different backgrounds who are committed to protecting and preserving Wisconsin’s lakes. The first seminar focuses on our society and our individual communication styles. The second seminar focuses on aquatic ecology and watershed management. The third seminar introduces us to a multitude of other organizations who work to protect or manage our water resources and provides a foundation for understanding water law in Wisconsin. Individuals who successfully complete the program leave with new skills and resources to help them tackle lake-related issues. These graduates also have the opportunity to attend future training for Advanced Lake Leaders focused on topics of their choosing. For more information, visit uwsp.edu/uwexlakes and click on “Lake Leaders.”

Advanced Lake Leaders Recap

Approximately 40 Lake Leaders, representing nine crews, met at the Kemp Natural Resources Station on Lake Tomahawk in September to participate in the Advanced Lake Leaders session. These individuals sharpened their skills and increased their knowledge thanks to professionals who shared information and strategies regarding shoreland protection and zoning, endowments, and succession planning.