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WI Conservation Congress Spring Hearings

Weigh in on wakesports, fishing regulations, and more By Wisconsin Lakes staff The Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold open houses across Wisconsin on Monday, April 8 at 6 p.m. to learn about resource management through the annual Fish and Wildlife Spring Hearing process. Additionally, an online opportunity for […]

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Watch the WI Lakes & Rivers Convention from Your Own Home

Register now for the Virtual WI Lakes & Rivers Convention, featuring two streams, plenary panel, and concluding “Confluence” By Wisconsin Lakes staff While registration for the in person Wisconsin Lakes & Rivers Convention, April 10-12, 2024 is now closed (we look forward to seeing all of you who registered!) you can still get in on […]

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Land, Water, and People: Coming Together

Register now for the Red Cedar Watershed Conference, March 14, 2024 in Menomonie, WI By Wisconsin Lakes staff If you are interested in how different uses and practices on the land impact water quality, the Red Cedar Watershed Conference might be the event for you. The conference, now in its 12th year, will be held […]

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Be a Lake Leader (or nominate someone who should be)!

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 […]

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You’ve Got (a lake district notification) Email!

Act 62 Allows Lake District Official Notifications to be Sent by Email By Wisconsin Lakes staff Earlier this month, Governor Evers signed SB85 into law, creating 2023 Act 62, which allows lake protection and rehabilitation districts and county boards to use email as a form of official district notices in certain circumstances. Under Chapter 33 […]

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Second wakesports bill would protect Wisconsin’s lakes

Using standards from the recent Wisconsin Conservation Congress resolutions, Sen. Andre Jacque’s proposal provides a compelling alternative to AB656/SB680 Wisconsin Lakes Supports this Proposal (with the condition noted below) Sen. André Jacque (R-DePere) entered the wakesports fray last week, releasing a proposal that would manage wakesports on Wisconsin waters under terms largely in line with […]

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Bill would limit regulation of wakesports; remove local authority to manage impacts

AB656/SB680 fails to provide meaningful standards and prohibits local governments from being stricter, while allowing them to be weaker The bill Wisconsin Lakes reported on in October was formally introduced into the Wisconsin legislature with no changes. LRB-3518 is now AB656 in the Assembly and SB680 in the Senate. Wisconsin Lakes is OPPOSED AB655/SB680 would […]

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The Felzkowski/Swearingen Wakesports Bill – Next Legislative Steps

Understanding the legislative process of the AB656/SB680 As Wisconsin Lakes previously reported, the wakesports bill authored by Sen. Mary Felzkowski (R-Tomahawk) and Rep. Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander) was introduced into the Wisconsin Legislature in late November. We’ve received many questions regarding what’s next for the bill in the legislative process. Here’s a primer on where AB656 […]

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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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