Conference raises awareness for lake protection

STEVENS POINT - Lake advocates gathered for the 2015 Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention this week. The meeting allows lake researchers and groups to tackle problems affecting our lakes. Development and recreation have a big impact on lakes across the Northwoods and throughout Wisconsin.

"Education is so important for us in the Northwoods to make people aware of what they need to do to help protect their lakes and keep them clean," said Rollie Alger of the Vilas County Lakes and Rivers Association.

UW-Extension, Wisconsin Lakes, and the DNR are hosting the three-day event. The goal of the conference is to share ways to keep Wisconsin lakes healthy.

Full story: WJFW

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