Rain garden

What Happens On Your Lawn Doesn’t Stay On Your Lawn

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.



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…


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…


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…