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Additional Networking Opportunities
Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention Welcome Reception
Thursday, 5:30- 7:00 pm
This informal gathering of lake lovers is a great way for newcomers to "get their feet wet" and for seasoned convention attendees to reconnect. There will be a handful of Wisconsin Lake Leaders graduates - and trust us, you'll want to know what they've been up to! Never heard of Lake Leaders? Well, here's your opportunity to meet some of the lake citizens and professionals who have earned the title of "Wisconsin Lake Leader," and find out what this leadership opportunity sparked them to accomplish and how they continue to be committed to Wisconsin's amazing lakes.
There will also be Wisconsin Lakes Board Members, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource Professionals, UW-Extension Lakes Specialists and other lake educators and enthusiasts.
This reception is covered by your Friday registration fee and will include appetizers (cash bar).
Friday, 6:45 - 7:45 am
Quita Sheehan from Phelps, Wisconsin will lead participants through basic yoga poses in a mellow and relaxed environment. Participants should bring a yoga mat or bath towel with them. Wearing comfortable clothing is recommended. Free and welcome to all ages and levels of interest.
Back to the Point
A Digital Production
Friday, 9:00 am
A UW-Stevens Point collaboration of UWEX Lakes in the College of Natural Resources and the Noel Fine Arts Center.
Travel along with us on the timeline of Wisconsin's lakes. We'll touch on some important dates along the way, including events like the lakes convention that connect people and lakes. We will eventually find ourselves here, back in Point, getting back to the point, of protecting and restoring our legacy of lakes.
This digital production is brought to you through the continued partnership of UWEX Lakes and the UW-Stevens Point music department.
Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Banquet and Awards Ceremony
Friday, 6:00 pm
Please join us in celebrating the 2014 Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Award winners and new nominees at our banquet and awards ceremony on Friday evening. The Wisconsin Lakes Partnership presents the annual Lake Stewardship Awards to recognize the extraordinary volunteer and professional efforts of individuals and groups who protect and improve our lakes. People are nominated for Stewardship Awards by their peers - what a meaningful way to say, "Thank you!" to the people in your community who work so hard to care for our lakes. Winners of these awards join a select group of women, men, students, and organizations whose unmatched dedication, vision, and commitment ensure that Wisconsin's legacy of lakes will be safe and secure for generations to come.
Lakes Partnership After Hours
Friday, 8:00-11:00 pm
This informal gathering is a time to share your favorite lake stories, poems, quotes, and songs (or make some up on the fly). Make new friends and reminisce with old ones. If you have an instrument, bring it along! Their will probably be some folks crafting (maybe with dried invasives) and knitting too. The only requirement is that you relax and enjoy yourself!