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 […]

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Shoreland Zoning Summary

As previously reported, dramatic changes have been made to shoreland zoning in the past year.  The most sweeping of the changes is the elimination of counties’ rights to adopt local shoreland ordinances stronger than the DNR’s minimum standards. Click here to read a summary of those changes prepared by Wisconsin Lakes association. Information on these […]

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Shoreland Zoning Legislation

As previously reported, WCLRA and the Washburn County Board of Supervisors are part of a movement across Wisconsin calling for the repeal of those provisions in the 2015 budget bill (Act 55) that significantly altered shoreland zoning in Wisconsin.  The most sweeping of the changes is the elimination of counties’ rights to adopt local shoreland ordinances […]

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WCLRA Urges Return to Local Control of Shoreland Zoning

On September 18, 2015, Washburn County Lakes and Rivers Association (WCLRA) passed a resolution, shown below, urging the immediate repeal of Act 55, Sections 1922 D through 1922K, amending Wisconsin Statue 59.692 as it pertains to shoreland zoning.  At their October meeting, the Washburn County Board of Supervisors passed a similar resolution.  WCLRA and Washburn […]

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WCLRA’s 2015 Annual Meeting

2015 AGM speakers

Adrian Wydheven and Sarah Boles featured at WCLRA’s 2015 annual meeting This year’s Annual General Meeting was held at the Shell Lake Community Center.  During the brief business meeting, a review of the 2014 AGM minutes and a financial report were given. The following people were elected to WCLRA Board of Directors: Craig Walkey, Barb Robinson, […]

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Wetlands Featured at Annual Meeting

Wetlands serve many valuable functions, said Tracy Hames, executive director of Wisconsin Wetlands Association (WWA), at the Washburn County Lakes and Rivers Association (WCLRA) meeting Saturday, August 23, at the Spooner Ag Research Center. Washburn County has over 80,000 acres of wetlands, covering more than fifteen percent of the county. Wetlands serve a vital function […]

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Wetlands and Watersheds in Lake Country

Tracy Hames

Tracy Hames, Executive Director of Wisconsin Wetlands Association (WWA), will be the keynote speaker at WCLRA’s Annual Meeting on Saturday, August 23. WWA is a science-based non-profit organization dedicated to the protection, restoration and enjoyment of wetlands throughout Wisconsin. Much of the work being conducted by WWA is aimed at helping local governments, communities and […]

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