On Saturday, July 13, residents in the Lake Wisconsin area will gather at the Dekorra Town Hall, W8460 Bilkie Road, Poynette, to learn more about “the State of Lake Wisconsin.”
This free event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon and will feature representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), statewide nonprofit organization River Alliance of Wisconsin, and citizen advocacy group the Petenwell and Castle Rock Stewards (PACRS). Any area residents with an interest in water quality-related issues are encouraged to attend.
At the presentation, Ann Hirekatur with the Wisconsin DNR will discuss the agency’s ongoing, large-scale study of the Wisconsin River watershed (including Lake Wisconsin) that will result in a targeted restoration plan for the river, its lakes and its tributaries.
Biologist Jean Unmuth, also of the Wisconsin DNR, will speak about phosphorus and how it affects lake biology and recreation.
Rick Georgeson, president of the PACRS, will discuss how his citizen group on upstream lakes Petenwell and Castle Rock has made a difference in contributing to the restoration and cleanup of the Wisconsin River.
Matt Krueger, River Restoration Program Director for the River Alliance of Wisconsin, will talk about why organized citizens are important to the successful cleanup of the Wisconsin River.
The presentation will be informative and interactive. People of all sorts who have an interest in Lake Wisconsin, including boaters, anglers, property or business owners, paddlers, realtors, birdwatchers, and more should consider attending this event.
Please come to the presentation prepared to join the conversation about the state of Lake Wisconsin.
If you have questions about this event, please contact Kirk Boehm at (608) 209-2850, orkirk@tfmwiscon