Cathie Erickson, former president of Washburn County Lakes and Rivers Association (WCLRA), has been elected to the Wisconsin Lakes board of directors. Wisconsin Lakes, formerly known as Wisconsin Association of Lakes, is a statewide non-profit organization working to protect and enhance the quality of Wisconsin’s 15,000 lakes. The organization mobilizes citizens and lake groups as it works toward statewide solutions to challenges facing many lakes while also supporting local water resources protection efforts.
WCLRA has benefitted from the work and support of Wisconsin Lakes in many ways. Their newsletters keep us aware of statewide lake policy and issues. Their staff has provided us with information for many of our newsletter articles. As part of the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership, they have collaborated with the Wisconsin DNR and the University of Wisconsin to organize the annual Wisconsin Lakes Convention and the statewide Lake Leaders program. Your WCLRA board members have participated frequently in both of these programs. The Wisconsin Lakes association has also been a supporter of the regional Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference sponsored annually by the five northwest counties (Burnett, Douglas, Bayfield, Sawyer and Washburn).
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