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Coming Soon – One of Summer’s Top Lake Events!

2017 Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference set for June 16 in Hayward! Be sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming 2017 Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference, which returns this year in Hayward and will be held on Friday, June 16 at the Hayward High School. You won’t want to miss it! This very popular regional event […]

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REMINDER: Lakes in Action is coming to Eau Claire on March 30

You still have time to sign up for this basics of advocacy workshop! By Wisconsin Lakes staff Wisconsin Lakes and the River Alliance of Wisconsin are happy to announce a Lakes in Action – Advocacy 101 workshop is scheduled for Thursday evening March 30 from 5-8 at the Banbury Place, 800 Wisconsin St., in Eau Claire Advocacy 101 workshops […]

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Hearings on lakes dredging permit this week!

Hearings in Madison on Tue, Feb 14 and in Green Bay on Thr, Feb 16. Written comments due March 3. By Wisconsin Lakes staff Considerable concern has been raised among lakefront property owners regarding the negative impact of the ease of obtaining authorization to dredge near the shore under a proposed general permit being considered […]

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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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2016: Challenges Overcome

The Story of Wisconsin Lakes’ Year By Michael Engleson, Executive Director Wisconsin Lakes entered 2016 in a difficult spot. Governor Walker’s 2015 budget veto of the longstanding partnership contract with WDNR led to the elimination of the position of Education Director and a farewell to longtime employee Susan Tesarik, not to mention two-thirds of the […]

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Community Decisions for Clean Water

UW-Madison project provides tools for communities to help make decisions for the betterment of their waters. 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 […]

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Wisconsin Needs a Fully Functional EPA

Wisconsin Lakes joins citizens and environmental organizations at EPA listening session By Wisconsin Lakes staff The Environmental Protection Agency’s Region V Director, Robert Kaplan, heard citizen testimony on EPA’s role in protecting water in Wisconsin this past Tuesday, November 15 in Eau Claire. With nearly 200 citizens in attendance, roughly 60 speakers raised the spectre […]

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