How does stream life survive in cold weather and low water temperatures? And what happens on lakes and rivers with complete ice cover at the water surface?
Decomposing leaves give off nutrients which can be great for lawns and gardens. It’s not good when extra phosphorous ends up in waterbodies.
Throughout the summer of 2020, Washburn County’s lake residents were concerned about effects of high water. Simple measures can reduce erosion and protect water quality.
This summer WCLRA Board members talked with all candidates for election to the Wisconsin Legislature about environmental issues that affect the waters of Washburn County.
Sometimes less is more. In the case of lawn care, that approach can be helpful to both you and the environment, lakes, wetlands and rivers.
In Northwest Wisconsin many lakes and streams provide an abundance of year-around recreation and the outdoors provides an experience of peace and tranquility. During COVID-19, we are especially fortunate to be able to de-stress with a walk in the woods, boat on a lake, or fish a stream. Awareness of the impact of human activities and proper care will ensure continued enjoyment. Lawn care greatly impacts our waters – minimal lawn chemical treatments, leaves and grass clipping management and shoreland protection are all examples of ways to lessen the impact.
Washburn County has had a significant common loon population for the first part of this century on many of its lakes and rivers. All of Wisconsin is home to about 4,350 loons. The loon is a favorite bird for many, perhaps due to its distinctive melodic calls and streamlined black and white body with shimmery…
As lakeshore owners and service providers take boats, docks, and rafts out of the water, it’s important for everyone to look for aquatic invasive species.
See recent updates from the McKenzie Lakes Area Zebra Mussel Management Team.
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…