Water Resources Contacts

State Government Contacts

Department of Natural Resources

General Information   
» Website
For regulations and information about lakes, water quality, rivers, wetlands, groundwater, aquatic plants, lake biology, lake protection and planning grants, shoreland restoration, state shoreland zoning regulations, citizen lake monitoring, wildlife.

Citizen Lake Monitoring 
» Website

Surface Water Grants 
» Website

Water Topics 
» Website

University of Wisconsin Extension

UW-Extension Lakes 
» Website
Educational materials for shorelands, aquatic plants and animals, wetlands, lakes and rivers

Wisconsin Lakeshore Restoration Project
» Web portal   


Local Government Contacts

Washburn County Zoning
Web Macomber, Zoning Administrator
715-468-4690 or wmacomber@co.washburn.wi.us

Washburn County Land and Water Conservation
Provides competent, professional services in the planning, design, and implementation of programs and projects that protect, restore, and sustain the soil and water resources of Washburn County.

Shoreland Restoration
Brent Edlin
bedlin@co.washburn.wi.us

Lisa Burns
715-468-4654 or lburns@co.washburn.wi.us


Reporting Violations

Conservation Warden for northern Washburn County
Dave Swanson
715-645-0053

Conservation Warden for southern Washburn County
Jon Hagen
715-635-4099

Water Management Specialist, WDNR Spooner Office
Dan Harrington
715-635-4097

Toll-free Tip Line for violations: 1-800-TIP-WDNR (847-9367)

Violations can also be reported to Washburn County Sheriff’s Department at 715-468-4720


Associations that Protect Our Waters

Ground Water
Wisconsin Ground Water Association
» Website

Lakes
Wisconsin Lakes Association
»   Website
Wisconsin Lakes is the only statewide non-profit organization working to protect and enhance the quality of Wisconsin’s 15,000 lakes.

Wisconsin Lakes Partnership
» Website
A partnership of the WI Department of Natural Resources (which supplies technical expertise and regulatory authority), the UW-Extension Lakes Program (which provides educational materials and programs), and Wisconsin Lakes association (which mobilizes citizens to be advocates for lakes).

Rivers Alliance of Wisconsin
» Website

Wisconsin Wetland Association
»  Website
WWA was established in 1969 to protect the state’s wetlands through education, training, advocasy and research.

St. Croix River Association
» Website


Aquatic Plants and Wildlife

Aquatic Invasive Species (Washburn County)
Lisa Burns
715-468-4654 or lburns@co.washburn.wi.us

Aquatic plant identification
Publications including Through the Looking Glass: A Field Guide to Aquatic Plants
available from UWEX Lake Program
» Website

Friends into Spooner Hatchery
Mission:   Increase conservation awareness through educational programming, outdoor exploration and exhibits at the Governor Tommy Thompson Hatchery.
» Website

Loon Watch
» Website
Erica LeMoine
715-682-1220 or elemoine@northland.edu