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.

Community Decisions for Clean Water

The Water Sustainability and Climate Project (WSC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is an integrated effort to understand how water and the many other benefits people derive from nature could change over time. The project is focused on the Yahara Watershed in southern Wisconsin, a place that is both unique and representative of other places in the Upper Midwest.

As guest blogger Jenny Seifert, Science Writer and Outreach Coordinator for the project shows us, however, the project can benefit lake communities all across Wisconsin.

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.”