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Calling for Lake Stewards!

Nominations for 2020 Wisconsin Lakes Stewardship Awards to be accepted through Dec. 23, 2019 Each year the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership presents the Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Awards in celebration of the extraordinary volunteer and professional efforts made to protect and improve lakes in Wisconsin. The 2020 Awards will be handed out at the Wisconsin Lakes & […]

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Reflecting on a traditional Thanksgiving berry from Wisconsin

In November’s “Water Column”, Diane Daulton reflects on the cranberry Today we share Diane Daulton’s “Water Column”, a monthly essay on water and Wisconsin. Enjoy! Diane is an independent author, naturalist/educator and lake and stream advocate.  She can be reached at dianaenplaya@gmail.com. Shortening days are one of the many reminders that the seasons are marching […]

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Question: Does My Lake Association Need D&O Insurance?

While any insurance choice comes down to a question of risk vs. cost, Directors & Officers insurance can offer protection when something goes wrong By Wisconsin Lakes staff A frequent question asked by lake associations is whether “directors and officers” insurance is a necessary expense. With tight budgets and limited protection against liability provided by […]

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Planning Grant Deadline is Fast Approaching!

WDNR Surface Water Grant Applications due on December 10, 2019 A guest post from WI Dept Of Natural Resources Staff The deadline for applications to the DNR’s surface water planning grant program is fast approaching! Less than three weeks remain to put the finishing touches on your grant application. You should have already met with […]

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Wisconsin needs standards for PFAS. Now.

Wisconsin Lakes Supports WDNR Rulemakings to set standards and rules for emerging pollutant levels in surface, ground, and drinking waters. Wisconsin Lakes submitted comments to the Wisconsin Department of Resources (WDNR) this week in support of three rulemakings that would set water quality standards or acceptable limits for the presence of “PFAS”, a class of […]

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Surface Water Grant Deadline Swiftly Approaching

Applications for lake, river, and AIS grants due Dec 10 By WI Dept of Natural Resources Staff MADISON, Wis. – Are you part of an organization interested in conservation work on Wisconsin lakes, rivers, or wetlands? Do you belong to a lake district, river management group, or lake association that is looking for funding project […]

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Court rules towns hold power to regulate lot width on shorelands

Town of Newbold decision affirms the use of subdivision authority to set minimum lot sizes in shoreland areas By Wisconsin Lakes staff Towns may regulate minimum lot sizes in their shoreland areas without regard to state shoreland zoning standards through their subdivision authority, according to a Wisconsin appellate court. Affirming a decision of a lower […]

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Water Quality Hearings Enter Stretch Run

Hearings scheduled for Sept 4 and 5 in Menomonie and Superior The Speaker’s Water Quality Task Force will hold the final two of thirteen public hearings Sept. 4 in Menomonie at UW-Stout and Sept. 5 at UW-Superior. The Speakers Task Force on Water Quality was created to gather information and make public policy recommendations to better assess […]

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Water Quality Task Force Heads to Milwaukee

Invited guests and the public to be heard by legislators Tuesday, August 13 at UW-Milwaukee The Speaker’s Water Quality Task Force, a bipartisan joint committee of both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature will be back in action next week with another in a series of hearings to collect information and gather your input on the problems […]

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