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Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Partnership

Wisconsin has an incredible team working for the continued well-being of our lakes and rivers. With 15,000+ lakes and over 84,000 river miles connected to millions of wetland acres, no one entity can do the job alone. The Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Partnership joins science, education, and citizens to empower people to work together to care for our waters. Since its genesis in the early 1970s, this partnership has been recognized as a national model of collaboration. The Partnership has three core partners: the Department of Natural Resources (supplies the scientific research, technical expertise and regulatory authority for our waters), the Extension Lakes Program (connects stakeholders and provides supporting educational materials and programs), and the statewide association Wisconsin Lakes (mobilizes citizens to be advocates for our waters). 

The Partnership is a statewide, multi-faceted effort that reaches far beyond the core groups to include regional, county, tribal, non-profit, and federal partners. Our goal is to continue to protect and preserve our shared water legacy and support those meeting the challenges that come with the management and stewardship of Wisconsin's lakes and rivers. Learn more about all the individuals involved in the Lakes and Rivers Partnership by viewing this Who's Who Google presentation. Want to add your name to the list and be involved in Partnership opportunities? Contact Extension Lakes at​ or 715-346-2116. 

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