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Northern County Water Groups to Meet on “Clean Waters: Our Mission, Our Legacy”

Meeting set for Friday, July 12, 2019 in Rhinelander By Wisconsin Lakes staff Wisconsin Lakes is proud to support lake events across Wisconsin, and we’ll be headed to Oneida County next month to participate in the annual meeting of north central countywide lakes and rivers associations at Nicolet College in Rhinelander. Executive Director Michael Engleson […]

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Time to Comment on DNR Water Grant Program Revision

DNR Announces Public Comment Period for Its Surface Water Grants Code Revision Wisconsin DNR recently published the following announcement regarding the revision of its surface water grants program. Public comment sought on the DNR’s surface water grant program Contact(s): Alison Mikulyuk, DNR lakes and rivers team leader, 608-264-8947 MADISON-The public comment period to provide feedback on […]

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DNR Working Hard on Lakes

Weekly Update Features Several Lake Related Items, Including a Public Comment Period on Surface Water Grants By Wisconsin Lakes Staff Just about every week, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources sends out a digest email highlighting important news from the agency. Last week’s, dated June 18, 2019, featured a host of lake related items, including: […]

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Planting the shore for pollinators

WI Lakes Director Uses Healthy Lakes Grant to Help Keep His Lake Healthy and Helps Insects in Process By Wisconsin Lakes Staff WI Lakes Director Dan Butkus decided the shoreline of his Squash Lake property needed to be restored to the more natural condition he remembered from his childhood prior to his father clearing the […]

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Speak for Clean Water – Round 3-4

Speaker’s Water Quality Task Force to Hold Hearings June 12 and 13 The Speaker’s Water Quality Task Force, a bipartisan joint committee of both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature will be holding two public hearings this week to collect information and gather your input on the problems and solutions to Wisconsin’s water quality crisis. Too […]

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Task Force Sets First Water Quality Hearing

Speaker’s Water Quality Task Force to Take Public Testimony By Wisconsin Lakes Staff April 30, 2019 The first opportunity for the public to speak in front of the Wisconsin legislature’s bipartisan Water Quality Task Force is set for Wednesday, May 8. The task force, created by Speaker of the Assembly Robin Vos (R-Rochester) in the […]

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Wisconsin DNR Unveils Draft Strategy for Aquatic Invasive Species

What Do You Think? DNR Accepts Public Comments Through Aug 31 By Michael Engleson, WI Lakes Executive Director August 9, 2018 Starry Stonewort in the southeast. Zebra mussels encroaching on the northwest. Eurasian Watermilfoil a constant irritant to lakes across the state. Aquatic invasive species (“AIS”) like these are a scourge on lakes, rivers, and […]

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