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Is Your Lake Association Grant Eligible?

WDNR Reminds Associations to Confirm Eligibility for a Surface Water Grant Reposted from WI Dept. of Natural Resources release on April 23, 2024 As we approach the next Surface Water Grant application cycle, we encourage all organizations who are considering applying to confirm their organization’s eligibility. This does NOT apply to lake districts, sanitary districts, […]

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2024 NALMS Student Poster Contest

Deadline of June 14th for North American Lake Management Society’s Annual Poster Contest for Elementary, Middle, and High School Students Adapted from North American Lake Management Society July has been Lakes Appreciation Month for the past 26 years! To celebrate, the North American Lake Management Society is inviting elementary, middle, and high school students to submit posters reflecting on […]

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All Three Wake-Related WCC Spring Hearing Questions Pass Overwhelmingly

Voters in the Wisconsin Conservation Congress Spring Hearings Voted In Favor of Enhanced-Wake Related Questions By A Margin of Over 3 to 1 By Michael Engleson, Wisconsin Lakes Three citizen-submitted questions regarding wakeboats and the regulation of ballasted wakesports overwhelmingly passed the Wisconsin Conservation Congress Spring Hearings, according to information released by the Wisconsin Dept. […]

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Inland Fishing Season Opens May 4!

DNR reminds anglers of new regulations in 2024 Reposted from the WI Dept. of Natural ResourcesFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 2024Contact: DNR Office of Communications / MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds anglers the 2024-2025 general inland fishing season will open on Saturday, May 4. Fisheries biologists expect anglers to find […]

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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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