Now that the lake has quieted and there is little boat traffic on the lake, it is the perfect time to consider how your shoreland lighting impacts your property, your neighbors and the local wildlife. While light pollution might not be detrimental to our health, it can be of concern if lights are shining onto others property or causing night-time glare. Balancing the ability to see at night with the desire to preserve the beauty of the night is the goal of sensible shoreland lighting. A booklet called “Sensible Shoreland Lighting” is available on the “Reports” page of this website, courtesy of the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Please take a look and consider how your lighting impacts those around you today.