Wisconsin Lakes

We Speak for Lakes

WI Lakes

Wisconsin Needs a Fully Functional EPA

Tuesday night in Eau Claire, the Administrator of US EPA’s Region V, Robert Kaplan, was joined by 200 citizens who spoke passionately to the need for a strong EPA willing to ensure the Wisconsin DNR enforces the Clean Water Act in the State. Wisconsin Lakes was there – hear what we had to say!

It’s Your Water, Wisconsin!

New campaign aims to connect those concerned about water in our state.

Wisconsin Lakes Meets Big Challenges in 2016

Wisconsin Lakes entered 2016 in a difficult spot. But sometimes challenges can bring positive change, and the Wisconsin Lakes that leaves 2016 behind is a leaner, more efficient, more focused organization that is ready to take on the challenges of 2017. And given the past year’s obstacles, the accomplishments of 2016 speak to the stability and strength of Wisconsin Lakes, thanks in large part to the overwhelming support of the lakes community in Wisconsin.

Perseverance in a Time of Dramatic Change – Wisconsin Lakes in 2017

It is often said that the only constant in the world is change. The last few years have provided particularly strong evidence for the truth of that nugget of wisdom, and little suggests the pace of change will slow as we head into 2017.

Zebra Mussels Come to NW Wisconsin

Invasive zebra mussels were found on Big McKenzie Lake in NW Wisconsin, the first invaders first foray into this part of the state. Read more on the response.

Living on the Lake

Selecting lakefront property. There are many reasons people fall in love with Wisconsin lakes.

Your Statewide Lake Association

We Speak for Lakes!

Wisconsin Lakes, formerly known as the Wisconsin Association of Lakes, is the only statewide non-profit organization working exclusively to protect and enhance the quality of Wisconsin’s 15,000 lakes. For more than 20 years, Wisconsin Lakes has worked toward statewide solutions for the challenges faced by our abundant natural water resources while supporting strong local protection efforts. We represent citizens and lake groups like you who care about Wisconsin’s lakes as a shared resource, and who appreciate the value lakes bring to our quality of life, tourist economy, and property tax base. Wisconsin Lakes seeks to protect the natural wonder of our lakes, and preserve our collective right to boat, fish, hunt, ice skate, swim and enjoy the scenic beauty of our shared public waters.


Make a contribution to protect Wisconsin’s legacy of lakes.

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Add your voice to the chorus “speaking for lakes.”