Protecting the Waters
What you can do

Join your lake association or form one

Restore/ Protect a vegetative
shoreland buffer

Follow WDNR pier regulations
in dock placement

Do not remove coarse woody debris
from near shore waters

Learn about Aquatic Invasive
Species (AIS)

Remove all AIS from boats and trailers
when leaving a lake

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Also in the news:

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Wisconsin’s Original Wild River Law

Aldo Leopold wrote in A Sand County Almanac, “There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot.”  This year marks the 50th anniversary of passage of Wisconsin’s Wild River Law.  There are five rivers designated under Chapter 30. » Read more

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WCLRA’s 2015 Annual Meeting – August 29

WCLRA’s Annual Meeting will be held Saturday morning, August 29 at the Shell Lake Community Center on Hwy 36 at Shell Lake Beach.  The community center is located next to the Shell Lake Pavilion to the south, between the campground and Highway 63.

A continental breakfast will be available at 8:30 a.m., followed at 9:00 by a short business meeting.  The featured presentation will begin at 9:30, and the meeting will wrap up with a round table discussion at 10:45 on issues of interest to members and member lake associations.  The program is open to the public and people are welcome to come just for the presentation.

 The featured presentation will be The Shore and Near Shore Area: A home for many species.  Our guest presenters will be Adrian Wydeven, retired mammal ecologist and wildlife biologist, WI DNR and Sarah Boles, WI certified naturalist and native plant landscaper.

“Life abounds within the area we know as the “shore land buffer”. Many species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and bees use this area as home sites or as feeding and foraging areas. Learn who may be living along your shore and what kind of vegetation they need for food and cover.”

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Upcoming Events

  1. Monthly Meeting

    September 18 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Everyone is invited to join us at our monthly WCLRA board meetings.

  2. Monthly Meeting

    October 16 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Everyone is invited to join us at our monthly WCLRA board meetings.

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