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RESOURCES FOR LAKE GROUPS:
Our popular collection of essays on best practices for lake stewardship, lake science and shoreland restoration is available on this site to read and to download.
(click on "DO THE RIGHT THING" above) We also provide booklets in quantity for groups and organizations for a small donation.
6-COUNTY LAKES MEETING GOES VIRAL ON FRIDAY JULY 10th! 9:00 A.M.-NOON
Guest speakers will emphasize outreach to property owners as a way to advance natural shorelines and water-quality protection.
The agenda and speaker program are now ready for your preview.
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(You may also click on the link at the end of this article to directly join the event.)
Lake advocates and lake lovers from six northern Wisconsin counties are invited to an online virtual discussion of issues related to lake quality and protection on Friday, July 10.
The live discussion, from 9 a.m. to noon, will explore ways to encourage lake property owners to follow lake-friendly and environmentally responsible practices. Participants are expected from Oneida, Vilas, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, and Iron counties, and from outside the area.
“Traditionally our meetings have been held in Oneida County venues, but we’ve chosen an online forum out of concern over the coronavirus,” notes Bob Martini, president of the Oneida County Lakes and Rivers Association (OCLRA). “On the plus side, the online format will open the discussion to a larger audience because people can attend without having to travel. This should mean even greater participation than in past years."
The event is jointly sponsored by OCLRA (www.oclra.org) and the Vilas County Lakes and Rivers Association (www.vclra.org).
For more information, contact Martini at 715-282-5896 and watch this space for more information.
PROTECTING OUR WATERS:
Proposed mining activities may return to threaten Oneida County waters
Badger Minerals is seeking permits to conduct exploratory drilling in the town of Schoepke. The activity is to take place in close proximity to the Wolf River in southeastern Oneida County.
A few miles downstream, the Langlade County Board has registered its opposition to the proposed mining activity: