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Can My Lake Organization Even Meet Right Now?

What are the rules governing meetings for lake organizations during the COVID-19 health emergency? By Wisconsin Lakes Staff The information below is current as of April 14, 2020 The ongoing pandemic and “stay at home” orders continue to throw chaos and uncertainty into many aspects of our lives both personally and professionally. Unfortunately, lake organization […]

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Vote YES for safer small lakes!

Voting Open Online for Conservation Congress Spring Hearings – Includes boating question By Wisconsin Lakes Staff Question #50 before the Spring Hearings of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress asks the legislature to make boating on small lakes safer by allowing boating in excess of slow-no-wake speeds only on lakes with 50 or more acres not currently […]

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Lake Meetings in the Age Of Social Distancing

The restrictions on gathering brought on by the COVID-19 crisis leave many questions for lake organizations By Michael Engleson, Executive Director While the cancelation of large gatherings like the Wisconsin Lakes & Rivers Convention was clearly inevitable weeks ago, the ongoing and expanding health crisis presented by the new coronavirus is leading Wisconsin lake organizations […]

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Clean Water Lobby Day

Join hundreds of fellow clean water advocates on January 30, 2020 in Madison to speak directly to legislators about the importance of clean water! Your voice alone carries great power. But your voice, in chorus with hundreds of fellow clean water advocates, is more powerful than you can imagine. Let the Wisconsin Legislature hear that […]

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Wisconsin needs standards for PFAS. Now.

Wisconsin Lakes Supports WDNR Rulemakings to set standards and rules for emerging pollutant levels in surface, ground, and drinking waters. Wisconsin Lakes submitted comments to the Wisconsin Department of Resources (WDNR) this week in support of three rulemakings that would set water quality standards or acceptable limits for the presence of “PFAS”, a class of […]

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Court rules towns hold power to regulate lot width on shorelands

Town of Newbold decision affirms the use of subdivision authority to set minimum lot sizes in shoreland areas By Wisconsin Lakes staff Towns may regulate minimum lot sizes in their shoreland areas without regard to state shoreland zoning standards through their subdivision authority, according to a Wisconsin appellate court. Affirming a decision of a lower […]

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Water Quality Hearings Enter Stretch Run

Hearings scheduled for Sept 4 and 5 in Menomonie and Superior The Speaker’s Water Quality Task Force will hold the final two of thirteen public hearings Sept. 4 in Menomonie at UW-Stout and Sept. 5 at UW-Superior. The Speakers Task Force on Water Quality was created to gather information and make public policy recommendations to better assess […]

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Water Quality Task Force Heads to Milwaukee

Invited guests and the public to be heard by legislators Tuesday, August 13 at UW-Milwaukee The Speaker’s Water Quality Task Force, a bipartisan joint committee of both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature will be back in action next week with another in a series of hearings to collect information and gather your input on the problems […]

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