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.
2016-17 ECONOMIC STUDY
OCLRA supported a study to determine the nature of the relationship between Oneida County's healthy lakes and a healthy Oneida County economy. (Click on 'LINKS' above to download a copy.)
2018 ECONOMIC STUDY
We will be providing support for a 2018 study that will attempt to determine how a decline in lake water clarity might impact shoreland property values in Oneida and Vilas Counties.
"Saving Our Lakes and Rivers"
Annual Six-County Conference
Nicolet College - Rhinelander, WI
67 attendees from Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties joined with us at the annual gathering of lakes and rivers advocates. Speakers addressed topics of lake quality and lake protection.
Sponsored jointly by OCLRA of Oneida County and VCLRA of Vilas County
2018 Revisions to the Oneida County Shoreland Protection Ordinance (SPO)
From 2014 through early 2018, OCLRA has been a steady presence at the county board Planning & Development Committee meetings and hearings. We aimed to provide input, recommendations and rationale for more protective shoreland zoning regulations.
Revisions to the SPO were adopted by the Oneida County Board on January 16, 2018. Despite our best efforts, the SPO has been revised to be less protective of our lakes and rivers.
OCLRA will continue to advocate for state and local regulations that protect our ground and surface water resources.