Below are some links you may find useful whether you live on a lake or inland:

The Grade Boat Club:  The Grade Boat Club places the navigation buoys on Lake Wisconsin.  You may have noticed when out on the lake at night, the buoys now have lights.  They are a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers.  Annual membership dues is only $10 for a family; they gladly accept donations also.   Contact info:  gradeboatclub@gmail.com   Grade Boat Club, PO Box 84, Lodi WI 53555

Lake Wisconsin Alliance:  The Lake Wisconsin Alliance endeavors to balance the diverse interests of the Lake Wisconsin community while improving water quality, recreational opportunities, and sustaining a healthy ecosystem within the Lake Wisconsin watershed.  Annual membership is $20 for an individual or $50 for an organization.

Wisconsin Lakes:  Wisconsin Lakes, formerly known as the Wisconsin Association of Lakes, is the only statewide non-profit organization working exclusively to protect and enhance the quality of Wisconsin’s 15,000 lakes.

UW-Extension Lakes:  The University of Wisconsin Extension Lakes is a team of education professionals dedicated to preserving Wisconsin’s legacy of lakes through education, communication, and collaboration.  They work with 766 lake organizations in Wisconsin to coordinate a number of programs and projects to assist those concerned with the future of Wisconsin’s lakes.

WI DNR – Aquatic Invasive Species:  Whether they come in ballast water, on the hulls of recreation boats or from the water of an angler’s bait bucket, many non-native species such as zebra mussels and Eurasian water milfoil have found their way into Wisconsin’s waterways. Their presence can cause severe damage to local ecosystems, industry and tourism. However, the Wisconsin DNR is part of a strong partnership of public and private stakeholders in Wisconsin committed to an effective strategy of prevention, containment and control. The more you know about these invaders, the more you can do to help stop the spread to Wisconsin’s precious waters.