ABOUT THE WISCONSIN LAKES PARTNERSHIP
With more than 15,000 lakes in our state, Wisconsin has an incredible team working for their continued well-being and no one entity can do the job alone. The Wisconsin Lakes Partnership brings science, education and citizens together to empower people to work together to care for our lakes.
Recognized as a national model of collaboration, we work cooperatively with two other groups to support our lakes: The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) supplies technical expertise and regulatory authority; the University of Wisconsin-Extension (UWEX) provides educational materials and programs; and Wisconsin Lakes serves as the voice for concerned citizens, communities and lake groups statewide.
Among its many activities, the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership coordinates two of special importance:
THE WISCONSIN LAKES PARTNERSHIP CONVENTION:
Despite being entirely online, rather than in-person, the 2020 WI Lakes & Rivers Convention, “Wisconsin Waters 2020: Focusing on Resilient Lakes & Rivers,” was a resounding success!
The WI Lakes Partnership Convention gathers citizens, agency staff, county officials and staff, and others interested in learning about lake science, policy, culture and more. To view archived videos and download materials from the 2020 Convention as they become available, visit UW-Extension Lakes & Rivers Convention archives page.
And make plans to join us (hopefully in person) in Stevens Point for the 2021 Wisconsin Lakes & Rivers Convention, March 24-26, 2021!
WISCONSIN LAKE STEWARDSHIP AWARDS:
The Wisconsin Lakes Partnership presents these awards each year at the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention in celebration of the extraordinary volunteer and professional efforts made to protect and improve lakes in Wisconsin. The Stewardship Awards represent our best collective effort to honor and celebrate all the incredible work that goes into securing a bright future for Wisconsin’s lakes. New nominees for the current year, plus those from the previous two years, are considered in each category.
The 2020 Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Award winners will be announced soon!
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