Lots to learn about lakes at annual conference in Hayward

June 21 event invites anyone interested in protecting lakes and rivers to hear from experts and connect with other attendees.




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Via the St. Croix River Association:

Middle Eau Claire Lake, Bayfield County, Wisconsin. St. Croix River watershed. (Greg Seitz, St. Croix 360)

The Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference is a great opportunity for lake enthusiasts, local government officials, and others interested in protecting our water resources to take in a number of educational presentations, visit many informative exhibits and network with fellow conference attendees.

Keynote Speaker: Erica LeMoine from Northland College will share about the Loonwatch program. Click here to download the full brochure.

Registration Deadline: Saturday, June 15, 2019

For registration questions, contact Monica Zachay at monicaz@scramail.com or (715) 483-3300. For questions about the conference program and speakers, contact Linda Anderson at roblinander@gmail.com or (763) 221-8136.

This event is sponsored by the lakes and rivers associations of Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Sawyer, and Washburn Counties, the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Wisconsin Lakes, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and St. Croix River Association.


  • 8:00 am Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibits
  • 9:00 am Welcome, Opening Remarks and RecognitionAdam Haecker, NWLC Committee
  • 9:10 am Tiny Spiny in the Lake – Whitney Meyers, Grantsburg School, Burnett County
    9:15 am Loon Conservation – Erica LeMoine, Northland College, Loonwatch and Citizen Science Coordinator
  • 10:15 am Break
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am Choose from:
    • Current AIS Issues in NW Wisconsin, Jeremy Bates, WDNR, Invasive Species and Andy Teal, Bayfield County Land and Water Department
    • Fisheries 101 – Max Wolter, WDNR, Fisheries
    • Understanding Soil Function and Erosion using a Rainfall Simulator – Brian Briski, Tim Miland and Ron Spiering, Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • 11:30 am Luncheon and Exhibits
  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Choose from:
    • Green Fire – Diane Daulton, Wisconsin’s Green Fire
    • Lake Management 102.- Joe Nohner, Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership
    • Ground Water Hydrology – Paul McGinley, UWStevens Point, Center for Watershed Science and Education
  • 1:15 pm Break
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Choose from:
    • Wake Boats – Mike Engelson, Wisconsin Lakes
    • Let’s Make Healthy Lakes Together! – Peggy Lauritsen, Big Blake Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District, Polk County and Pamela Toshner, WDNR Lake and Watershed Protection
    • Dealing With High Lake Water Levels – Trish Bantle and Mary Hayes, Pigeon Lake Association, Bayfield County and Bill Huelsman, Gilmore Lake Association, Washburn County
  • 2:30 pm Break
  • 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Choose from:
    • Loon Ecology and Loon Watch – Barb Sabatke, Long Lake Loon Rangers, Washburn County
    • Climate Change: AIS, Fish and Wildlife Impacts Cathy Techtmann, UW Extension, Hurley
    • Algal Blooms – Shahram Missaghi, University of Minnesota
  • 3:45 pm Adjourn


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