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2021 Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference – Online, One More Time!

Friday, June 18, 20219:00am-3:30pmOnline via Zoom$10 / free for students The 2021 Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference will take place on Friday, June 18 through an online format beginning at 9:00 a.m.  The conference, which has become one of the state’s premier lake conferences, includes a full day of presentations that will appeal to students, property […]

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DNR asks public how notice should happen for aquatic plant management treatments

REMINDER: Comments on public notice whitepaper for the NR107 aquatic plant management rule revision due this Sunday, May 16 The WI Dept of Natural Resources is in the midst of revising its rules for aquatic plant management. Draft rules will be released in the coming months that combine the current rules for chemical-based treatment of aquatic plants (NR107) […]

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A Budget for Wisconsin’s Waters

Governor Evers Introduces Pro-Water Budget as the Legislature Begins Work on Wisconsin’s Two-Year Fiscal Plan By Wisconsin Lakes Staff Governor Tony Evers introduced a strongly pro-conservation and pro-water budget proposal to the Legislature last month. With the understanding that the state is in just the opening moments of the process to pass the two-year state […]

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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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