Category Archives: Lakes Partnership

Through the Looking Glass … Again.

A persistent misconception about aquatic plants is that they are “weeds”. With names like pondweed, pickerelweed and duckweed, it’s not hard to understand why this view  persists. Yet, native aquatic plants are important for healthy lakes. Seventeen years ago a … Continue reading

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Aquatic Invasive Species Bridge Snapshot Day: Where Rivers Meet People

For many a bridge is just a way to conveniently pass over the river below. The trip is the main goal; the river just a spot along the way. For others a bridge is a portal to what is below … 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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Lake of the Month: Big Green Lake in Green Lake County

This month’s Lake of the Month, Big Green Lake (also known as Green Lake), is in the spotlight not only for its vast size and depth, but also for its tremendous success in forming partnerships to undertake large-scale watershed protection … Continue reading

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