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Annual Spring Hearing and Public Input Opportunity: Wakesurfing

The Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will once again offer their annual opportunity for the public to provide input on a variety of questions, including wake boat regulation, online starting at noon April 10 to noon on April 13, 2024.

Wake Boats and Lakes

Wisconsin’s Green Fire (WGF) released a new report on the effects of wake boats on Wisconsin lakes. WGF’s report “The Effects of Wake Boats on Lake Ecosystem Health: A Literature Review,” compiles findings from over 175 scientific studies in the U.S.

Vilas Youth Conservation Poster & Speaking Competitions

Students from Vilas County schools took part in the Vilas County Youth Conservation Poster & Speaking Competitions, hosted by Vilas County Land & Water.  Overall 84 students submitted material, and an awards ceremony was held at the Olson Memorial Library in January.

VCLRA’s 2024 winter newsletter available

Celebrating 30 years of protecting our Vilas waters, Wakesurfing legislation; Vilas short-term rental ordinance; Northern Lakes Toolbox; How trees benefit lakes; Blue Heron Award and more!

Happy Holidays from VCLRA

We’ve worked tirelessly this year on a number of issues impacting our lakes; achieved a substantial increase in outreach to our lake families and organizations through our web and print communications; saw a record level of