Blue Heron Shoreland Stewardship Award Program
The Blue Heron Shoreland Stewardship Awards Program was established to recognize lake property owners who champion strong lake stewardship principles in the development and use of their waterfront property to minimize environmental impacts. VCLRA makes these annual awards to generate awareness and educate lake property owners on the importance of shoreland stewardship, and showcase excellence in lake-friendly waterfront development.Learn more
Shoreland Protection Legacy
Leave a lasting legacy. VCLRA has partnered with the Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) in a Shoreland Protection Legacy Initiative to permanently conserve extensive stretches of privately-owned natural shoreline on lakes, rivers, ponds and streams in Vilas County.
Northwoods Businesses for Clean Waters
The natural beauty and recreational value of our lakes and rivers are the foundation of our Northwoods economy. Northwoods Bussinesses for Clean Waters is a partnership of conservationists and businesses dependent on the vitality of our natural waters. Our common vision of the Northwoods as a place where both people and nature thrive can only be realized by working together to protect our beautiful lakes and rivers.learn more
Improper shoreline development is the major threat to lake health. Many damaging developments happen soon after a change in ownership. Our Greet your Neighbor Initiative is designed to equip lake associations with the tools they need to identify and share their community’s vision of waterfront living with new lake residents in a positive, engaging way.