Category Archives: Grants

Lake of the Month: Bony Lake

Bony Lake: Conserved and Restored Drive and motivation are two key ingredients for success.  Residents around Bony Lake needed both when faced with declining water quality following years of erosion and shoreline decline.  But in 2006, lake residents decided to … Continue reading

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A Hidden Gem: Moose Lake

Which Wisconsin lake once squeaked? Strangely enough it’s Moose Lake in Waukesha County.  Originally named Mouse Lake by Native Americans for its small size, its name changed in the early 1900s.  Local lore reports a wealthy resident paid to change the … Continue reading

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Wading into the Big Muddy – Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention on the Mississippi River.

 Take me to the river and drop me in the water Dip me in the river, drop me in the water Washing me down, washing me down These words from the hit song “Take Me to the River” first penned … Continue reading

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Grant-funded project to control newly establishing invasive Phragmites patches

Throughout the Great Lakes region, a very tall, densely growing grass known as Phragmites australis or common reed grass is beginning to settle in Wisconsin’s roadsides, wetlands and lake shorelines. Wisconsin has long had a native strain of Phragmites, which … Continue reading

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