Those who share concerns about the quality of
Wisconsin’s lakes may attend the annual Wisconsin Lakes Partnership convention
in Stevens Point April 24-26.
Held at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center, 1001 Amber Ave., Stevens Point, the convention offers
opportunities to learn more about lakes management, including workshops,
educational displays and exhibits, research presentations, off-site tours and
demonstrations, panels of experts in lake science and networking opportunities.
It is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Extension Lakes, a part of the
UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Lakes, and Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources.
The convention will feature concurrent workshop and
session choices Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26. Thursday also offers a
welcome reception and Friday’s program ends with the annual Lakes Stewardship
Friday morning’s kickoff panel discussion will focus on
“Back to the Point of Lake Management,” featuring research scientist Carl
Watras, botanist and aquatic invasive species specialist Susan Knight and Trout
Lake Station director Tim Kratz, with moderator Glen Moberg from Wisconsin
Saturday’s agenda is focused on those attending the
lakes convention for the first time. The morning’s keynote speaker is Tyrone
Hayes, an amphibian researcher from the University of California-Berkeley.
Tours of UW-Stevens Point’s Schmeeckle Reserve, the campus’ sustainability
efforts and local breweries are also offered as part of the convention on
Preregistration is required. Pricing options depend on
days and sessions attended. Early bird pricing is good through Thursday, April
To register and find a full schedule of events and
descriptions, go to www.uwsp.edu/uwexlakes/conventions.