I own shoreland property.
You can make a difference. Learn about Healthy Lakes & Rivers best practices for your property and how to find help.
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.
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.
Results matter! Take a look at everything that we’ve accomplished.
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.