Wisconsin Lakes

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WI Lakes

Public Comment on Surface Water Grants Program Rules Revision Closes July 24

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources continues to accept public written comments on its revision of the administrative rules governing the surface water grant program. Currently, the rules that let the DNR hand out the various lake, river, and AIS grants are housed in separate sections, and this rule revision brings them all together under one new section, NR193. Public comments will be accepted through July 24.

Read more about this important rules revision and learn how you can comment…

Planting the Shore for Pollinators

WI Lakes Director Dan Butkus decided the shoreline of his Squash Lake property needed to be restored to the more natural condition he remembered from his childhood prior to his father clearing the trees. Knowing this would be not only a benefit aesthetically but also work to help stop the flow of contaminants into the lake, Dan used a Healthy Lakes grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to build a 350 square foot garden along the shoreline.

Read more about this awesome project and what you can do to help pollinators and your lake!

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.”