6-County Meeting Recap

The annual 6-County Northwoods Lake Meeting on July 15 was a big success, Total attendance was over 130; in past years attendance typically has ranged from about 80 to 100. Perhaps it was the rainy weather that dampened outdoor pursuits and persuaded people to come. Or perhaps the meeting theme, “Pressure Rising: Our Crowded Lakes,” touched a nerve. There was excellent response to two sessions on wakeboats and their impacts, as well as presentations on lake access and viewing corridors and tourist rooming houses, of which, according to presenter Bob Thome, now number more than 1,000 in Oneida County. The attendees included a contingent of 12 people from Forest County, the largest group from there in recent memory. We are grateful to all who attended for showing concern for the health and the future of our water resources.