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County lake associations launch Shoreland Protection Legacy Initiative

The Vilas County Lakes and Rivers Association and the Langlade County Waterways Association have partnered with the Northwoods Land Trust in a Shoreland Protection Legacy Initiative to permanently conserve extensive stretches of privately-owned natural shoreline on lakes, rivers, ponds and streams. The expectation is that this program will be extended to Oneida County as well. The initiative…

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New book traces history of Wisconsin’s waters

People are always more interesting if you know their back story. The same is true of our lakes and streams. Author Scott Spoolman brings us the back stories of our state’s lakes, rivers, waterfalls and wetlands in his book, Wisconsin Waters (Wisconsin Historical Society Press). It presents a tour of the geologic, natural and human stories around…

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UW Madison’s Steve Carpenter wins prestigious Blue Planet Prize

Steve Carpenter, director emeritus of the UW Madison Center for Limnology, is one of two recipients of the Asahi Glass Foundation’s 31st Blue Planet Prize. The annual award is given each year to two individuals or organizations working to make the earth more sustainable. Carpenter received the award in recognition of more than 40 years of…

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Your County Association Needs You. Please Consider Lending a Hand.

The Oneida County Lakes and Rivers Association is revisiting its mission and looking to strengthen its role as an advocate for our county’s lakes and streams. To become more effective, we need more resources, most notably people willing to give their time and talent. Our lakes are at a critical juncture, as they face growing…

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Future Direction for OCLRA

At the next OCLRA board meeting on Monday, August 8, 9 a.m., the key topic of discussion will be the future direction for the organization. We will explore where to focus our time and resources so as to have the greatest impact. There will be changes among the officers, most notably that Bob Martini has…

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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,”…

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