lakeshore property owners

I own shoreland property.

You can make a difference. Learn about Healthy Lakes & Rivers best practices for your property and how to find help.

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eligible grant applicant

I’m an eligible grant applicant.

Qualified lake or river organizations, municipalities, and tribal governments can apply for Healthy Lakes & Rivers grant funding on behalf of multiple shoreland property owners.

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Let’s make Healthy Lakes & Rivers together!

Improve Your Shoreland Property


Healthy Lakes & Rivers includes 5 simple and inexpensive best practices that improve habitat and water quality on your shoreland property. Check out the best practices, supporting technical guidance, and other information to install a project on your own. Alternatively, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has competitive Healthy Lakes & Rivers grants for eligible applicants like local units of government, qualified lake or river organizations, and others who can apply for funding on behalf of shoreland property owners.

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man fishing by lake home utilizing five healthy lakes best practices, Illustration: Karen Engelbretson
 

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Results matter! Take a look at everything that we’ve accomplished.
Success Stories

21 counties, 56 lakes, 267 properties, 407 best practices. Results matter! Take a look at everything that we’ve accomplished.
Success Stories

Science of Healthy Lakes & Rivers


The science of lake and river management has advanced significantly over the last few decades. We better understand natural science – how lakes and rivers function and the importance of shorelands to lake and river health, as well as the social science – how people and their attitudes and behaviors affect lakes and rivers.

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PARTNERS

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Wisconsin Lakes Partnership

This Internet site is sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin – Extension Lakes Program. The information presented on this site is subject to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Legal Notices, Privacy Notice, and Acceptable Use Policy.

This Internet site is sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin – Extension Lakes Program. The information presented on this site is subject to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Legal Notices, Privacy Notice, and Acceptable Use Policy.