Protecting the Waters
What you can do

Join your lake association or form one

Restore/ Protect a vegetative
shoreland buffer

Follow WDNR pier regulations
in dock placement

Do not remove coarse woody debris
from near shore waters

Learn about Aquatic Invasive
Species (AIS)

Remove all AIS from boats and trailers
when leaving a lake

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WCLRA Reaches Out To County Shore Land Owners

Click here to see our publication encouraging individual actions to protect our waters

This summer WCLRA produced an interesting 8-page publication designed to show how everyone can help to protect the beautiful waters of our county.  Created with input from many, the publication details a variety of projects that are relatively easy to undertake.  In addition, there are several fun activities to engage people of all ages in puzzles and games which educate about the waters we enjoy here in our county.

To assist with this important educational purpose, Washburn County Lakes & Rivers Association was awarded a grant from the Department of Natural Resources.  The grant money was supplemented from WCLRA’s reserve funds.  Grant funds are available for some projects which contribute to healthy waters.  A brief public presentation outlining ways to apply for financial help will occur August 12, 6-7 p.m. at the Minong Town Hall.

 More than 6400 copies of the publication were mailed to Washburn County shoreland owners in July 2016.  While every attempt was made to assure that all shore land owners received the publication, it is likely that some new owner

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