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Northern County Water Groups to Meet on “Clean Waters: Our Mission, Our Legacy”

Meeting set for Friday, July 12, 2019 in Rhinelander By Wisconsin Lakes staff Wisconsin Lakes is proud to support lake events across Wisconsin, and we’ll be headed to Oneida County next month to participate in the annual meeting of north central countywide lakes and rivers associations at Nicolet College in Rhinelander. Executive Director Michael Engleson […]

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Planting the shore for pollinators

WI Lakes Director Uses Healthy Lakes Grant to Help Keep His Lake Healthy and Helps Insects in Process By Wisconsin Lakes Staff 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 […]

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Grammies, Oscars, Golden Globes? Don’t forget the “Stewies”!

Nominations being taken through February 16, 2018 for the Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Awards Nomination deadline extended to February 16, 2018! Award season is in full swing, and the lakes community is no exception! It’s time to nominate your favorite citizen, group, or business for Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Lake Stewardship Award. The Stewardship Awards are handed out […]

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2017: Moving forward

Living in a time of seemingly constant change By Michael Engleson, Executive Director 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 […]

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Living on the Lake

SELECTING LAKEFRONT PROPERTY By Wisconsin Lakes staff There are many reasons people fall in love with Wisconsin lakes. Spectacular sunrises and sunsets, good fishing, a tour of the water in a favorite boat, a beautiful backdrop to enjoy scenery and explore nature, or a place to reflect or just get away from it all. Many […]

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Lake Types

HOW DOES WATER GET INTO YOUR LAKE? By Wisconsin Lakes staff Water can enter lakes from a variety of sources including groundwater, runoff from the watershed, surface waters (like streams and rivers) flowing into the lake, and direct precipitation into the lake. Water leaves lakes through groundwater or surface water flow and evaporation. Lakes can […]

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Aquatic Plants

By Wisconsin Lakes staff Native aquatic plants are at the root of healthy lakes, and are essential for good fishing and clean water. Plants provide a place to live and food for fish, birds, frogs, turtles, insects, and many other kinds of wildlife. They also produce the oxygen needed by fish and other underwater animals. […]

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