A bill moving quickly through the legislature would restrict DNR from designating some dam-created lakes as navigable, and limit water quality protections on those waterbodies. Follow developments with this bill with Wisconsin Lakes.
A WI Counties Association proposal would imperil our lakes by removing the requirement that all counties in Wisconsin pass and enforce shoreland zoning ordinances, and there’s a chance this issue could end up in the state budget and avoid the vigorous public debate it deserves.
Rumors are flying around lake communities regarding a proposal that would appear in the state budget, in part removing the requirement for counties to enact and enforce a shoreland zoning ordinance. Is it real, what are it’s chances, and what can you do?