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APM Rules Before NRB in August

UPDATED ~ Integrated Aquatic Plant Management Rulemaking Heads to Natural Resources Board – Deadline for written comments/request to speak is now Aug 5 at 11am By Wisconsin Lakes staff Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resource’s bid to update and consolidate the rules surrounding aquatic plant management takes its next step on August 10, 2022 when the […]

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Impaired Waters List Input Opportunity

DNR Seeks Public Comment On Updated Water Condition Lists Wisconsin Lakes reposts relevant news releases from the WI DNR as a service to its members FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 29, 2021Contact: Ashley Beranek, DNR Surface Water Quality Assessments Coordinator or 608-267-9603 MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public comment on revised water condition […]

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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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