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Category: Lake Policy

DNR Begins Reviewing Environmental Impacts in High-Capacity Well Applications

Attorney General Kaul Withdraws Previous A.G. Opinion Preventing DNR From Such Considerations By Wisconsin Lakes Staff The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recently announced that it would begin considering environmental impacts when reviewing applications for high-capacity wells. In a June 2, 2020 press release, the agency said it would begin doing so “pursuant to its […]

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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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