Since its genesis in the early 1970s, the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership has been recognized as a national model of collaboration.
Three groups form the core of this team:
Our team, the University of Wisconsin - Extension Lakes (UWEX-Lakes), builds connections among stakeholders and provides supporting educational materials and programs;
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) supplies the technical expertise and regulatory authority;
Local lake people make up the third group, represented by Wisconsin Lakes. Citizen volunteers from around the state - lake organizations, property owners, and local governments - provide the political will and hard work to accomplish watershed restoration and lake protection goals.
We are all concerned with the future of our lakes and have joined together in active cooperation and conscientious planning for lake protection.
The Partnership belongs to everyone concerned with the future of our state’s waters. Individuals, business partners, small groups, and large organizations have all rolled up their sleeves to lend a hand.
The Wisconsin Lakes Partnership is a statewide, multi-faceted effort. Partnership activities include citizen volunteer monitoring, research, youth and adult training and education, aquatic plant protection, pollution prevention, invasive species education, water recreation planning, land and water regulation, and community assistance grants. If you need assistance with any lake-related question or project, the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership can help.