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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Also in the news:

Washburn-Burnett Counties Mobilizing Against Zebra Mussels

Recent updates from the McKenzie Lakes Area Zebra Mussel Management Team: the 2018 Progress & Planning Report and the Rapid Response Plan for newly detected populations. From the Fish Lake Property Owners Association: » Read more

Coronavirus Impacts

Coronavirus Impacts Washburn County

 Safer at Home

 Wisconsin’s Governor Tony Evers has issued a “Safer at Home” order limiting travel within the state and ordering the temporary closure of non-essential businesses.  The order will remain in effect until 8 a.m. on April 24.  Click here to read the full text of the order.

A day earlier, Washburn County Health Department issued a travel advisory for second home owners and seasonal residents of Washburn County.  Click here to read that advisory.  For more information from Washburn County government about local impacts of the outbreak click here.

Wisconsin Lakes & Rivers Convention

 The 2020 statewide convention will be online April 1-3.  The online program will closely follow the agenda p

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Upcoming Events

Wed 01

Wisconsin Lakes & Rivers Convention 2020 (ONLINE)

April 1 @ 9:00 AM - April 3 @ 5:00 PM
Mon 13

Wis Conservation Congress (ONLINE)

April 13 @ 7:00 PM - April 16 @ 7:00 PM

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