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, August 29 at the Shell Lake Community Center beginning at 9:00 am.  The Community Center is next to the Shell Lake Pavilion to the south, between the campground and Highway 63.   The complete agenda is shown below.

 The featured presentation The Shore and Near Shore Area: A home for many species will follow a brief business meeting.  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.”




9:00 AM               Greetings and Introductions 

9:10 AM               Business Meeting 

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Upcoming Events

  1. Monthly Meeting

    July 17 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

  2. Monthly Meeting

    August 21 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    This month’s meeting will held at Duck Dam to celebrate our Wild Totagatic River. Spouses invited, potluck picnic lunch. This is at the Totagatic River State Wildlife Area. Others interested in attending, please contact Craig Walkey or Pat Shifferd.

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