Our Mission

​Our Mission is to protect and preserve the quality and riparian habitat of the inland waters of Oneida County by serving as an advocate and an information source for, and a communication link among lake and river associations and districts, county and ​local government, and the public.




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November E-news

OCLRA eNews – November 2023 Please share this information and the OCLRA website (www.oclra.org) with the members of your lake association, district and/or friends group and with your personal networks. The next OCLRA Board meeting is Monday, December 11, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., at the ADRC building in Rhinelander, across the parking lot from…


LWA’s Six-Minute Video on Enhanced Wakes

Wake surfing boats generate wakes 3 to 5 feet high, large enough to allow surfing even on small lakes. The massive waves, downward propellor wash, ballast tanks and “bow high” boat orientation create profound safety and environmental problems. Last Wilderness Alliance’s mission is to advocate for the protection of our natural resources to support the…


Doing the Right Thing for Our Lakes and Rivers

Our popular collection of essays on best practices for lake stewardship, lake science and shoreland restoration.

We Can't Accomplish This Work Without You

OCRLA is a 501c3 non-profit lake conservation and education organization. All of our work is funded by generous donations, public grants and support from our member families and lake organizations. Get involved and be part of a dynamic community working to preserve our beautiful lake and river heritage. Together, we can make a difference.