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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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Grammies, Oscars, Golden Globes? Don’t forget the “Stewies”!

Nominations being taken through February 16, 2018 for the Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Awards Nomination deadline extended to February 16, 2018! Award season is in full swing, and the lakes community is no exception! It’s time to nominate your favorite citizen, group, or business for Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Lake Stewardship Award. The Stewardship Awards are handed out […]

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This time its the wetlands…

Bill would exempt 20% of Wisconsin’s wetlands from permitting requirements By Michael Engleson, Wisconsin Lakes A bill exempting “non-federal” wetlands from Wisconsin’s wetland permitting requirements is set to receive a legislative hearing on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the State Capitol in Madison. The Senate Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment will hold a […]

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Why restrict navigability?

Wisconsin Lakes opposes bill that would limit protections on some dammed lakes, restrict DNR from navigability determinations By Wisconsin Lakes staff As reported earlier by Wisconsin Lakes, AB599/SB506 would restrict the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) from determining an impoundment (a lake created by a dam) is a navigable water if the water being dammed was […]

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Coming Soon – One of Summer’s Top Lake Events!

2017 Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference set for June 16 in Hayward! Be sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming 2017 Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference, which returns this year in Hayward and will be held on Friday, June 16 at the Hayward High School. You won’t want to miss it! This very popular regional event […]

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REMINDER: Lakes in Action is coming to Eau Claire on March 30

You still have time to sign up for this basics of advocacy workshop! By Wisconsin Lakes staff Wisconsin Lakes and the River Alliance of Wisconsin are happy to announce a Lakes in Action – Advocacy 101 workshop is scheduled for Thursday evening March 30 from 5-8 at the Banbury Place, 800 Wisconsin St., in Eau Claire Advocacy 101 workshops […]

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