Simple Ways to Make Lakes Cleaner – You Can Help!

Did you know healthy lawns are safe for our children, pets and our lake?  Waukesha County is offering “Clean Water, Healthy Lawns” workshops for interested residents.  There are simple things you can do to have a beautiful lawn and maintain healthy waters, such as “let it go.” Letting your lawn go dormant during hot weather can be good for it!  This is just one small example that doesn’t require a lot of work to make the lake a little cleaner. To learn more, please view our “Reports” page and look for the “Clean Water, Healthy Lawns” article.

Commercial Fisherman Contract Renewed for 2015

Were you one of the lucky people to be able to spot commercial fisherman, Jeff Riedemann on Lac La Belle in 2014?  Jeff was awarded a contract by the Wisconsin DNR to use a seine net to catch rough fish, including carp, on Lac La Belle .  His method of catching the rough fish is unique and involves the use of a seine net with large holes that will allow the smaller fish to pass through but keep the larger carp in the net for removal.  Jeff, with assistance from DNR Staff, removed approximately 28,000 pounds of buffalo and common carp from Lac La Belle in April and an additional 8,400 pounds in October!  His contract was reinstated for 2015, so if you missed him this time you have another opportunity!  Photos of the crew at work can be found on the “Gallery” page of the website.