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Last Chance to Nominate a WI Lake Steward

Deadline of Friday, December 1, 2023 for Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Award nominations Do you know an outstanding person or group who dedicates time and talent to our state’s water resources? We encourage you to nominate them for a prestigious Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Award! The Wisconsin Lakes Partnership presents the Wisconsin Lake Stewardship awards each year […]

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Join us for the WI Lakes Annual Meeting

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 ~ 4:30pm ~ ZOOMMembership not required to attend but you must register Join Wisconsin Lakes for our Annual Membership Meeting! Tuesday, December 5, 2023 ~ 4:30pmOnline via Zoom Register Here! Join the staff and board of Wisconsin Lakes for our 2023 Annual Membership Meeting on December 5 from 4:30-6:00pm! Learn about […]

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Manoomin (wild rice) Deserves Enhanced Protections

A recent incident of illegal harvest, even if accidental, highlights need for a conversation about protecting this important ecological, cultural, and spiritual species By Michael Engleson, Executive DirectorOctober 25, 2023 A recent incident involving a wild rice bed in northern Wisconsin brings to light the need for better education of waterfront property owners about the […]

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CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS TO LET THEM KNOW LRB-3518 IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO PROTECT WISCONSIN’S LAKES AND THOSE THAT USE THEM By Michael Engleson, Executive Director A bill proposed by Rep. Robert Swearingen (R-Rhinelander) and Sen. Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma) to regulate wakesurfing and wakeboarding fails to provide any meaningful protection against the activities’ impacts. While Wisconsin […]

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WDNR Launches “Operation Dry Water” this Holiday Weekend

Increased Law Enforcement On Wisconsin Waters July 1-3 to Combat Impaired Boating From Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) advises boaters that they will see more DNR conservation wardens and area law enforcement on the water July 1-3 as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign. Wardens and other participating law […]

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“Invader Crusaders” Awarded for Work on Invasive Species

Some familiar names to the lakes community and Wisconsin Lakes among the 2023 winners By Wisconsin Lakes staff Wisconsin Lakes congratulates all the winners of the 2023 Wisconsin Invasive Species Council’s “Invader Crusader” Awards winners, and there are some familiar names from the world of lakes and aquatic invasive species management among them! In the […]

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It’s Time to Start Thinking About Surface Water Grants!

WI DNR’s draft surface water grant guidance document is out for public comment with minor changes and a few additions to last year’s program; Informational webinar date set By Wisconsin Lakes staff Every year the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources revises its guidance for the Surface Water Grant program. The program typically hands out over […]

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DNR Awards $6.5 Million in Surface Water Grants

Nonprofit organizations, lake associations and municipalities throughout Wisconsin receive funding to help restore and protect Wisconsin’s surface water By Wisconsin DNR, reposted here by WI Lakes staff MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource (DNR)’s Surface Water Grant Program today announced it has awarded over $6.5 million in grant funding to nonprofit organizations, lake […]

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State budget process begins

Governor Evers announced his ideas for spending in the state for the next two years; Proposes increased funding for PFAS, but mostly status quo on other water-related programs By Michael Engleson, Wisconsin Lakes Governor Evers state budget proposal for the next two years features a host of water-related items but limits any major new initiatives […]

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Lakes & Rivers Convention Early Bird Deadline February 28!

Registrations for the Wisconsin Lakes & Rivers Convention, April 19-21 in Stevens Point, are flying in! Don’t miss out on the 20% early bird deadline. It ends February 28! By Wisconsin Lakes & Extension Lakes staff The Wisconsin Lakes & Rivers Convention is back again for 2023, this year April 19-21. The gathering of over […]

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