Watershed Awareness
Wisconsin is a great place to live, and our wonderful lakes are a top attraction and a precious resource to be enjoyed and protected.  The management of Eagle Lake often involves discussion of the same issues and challenges being faced elsewhere, and we embrace the ongoing efforts to develop statewide solutions.  The Eagle Lake Improvement Association is a supporting member of Wisconsin Lakes, a strong advocate for statewide policy on clean water and lake sustainability.
The ELIA board has identified the need for a Lake Improvement Research Coordinator within our group, to become familiar with the work of Wisconsin Lakes and the efforts of other groups with similar goals from across the state.  With the philosophy that our challenges are not unique to Eagle Lake alone, we will look for the experiences that are working elsewhere and bring back solutions that can help us locally.
Bookmark this page, and check back often.  ELIA will provide updates and important news of projects from across the state and our own Eagle Lake initiatives.  If you are interested in learning more about the lake and watershed conservation efforts taking place throughout Wisconsin, we've provided some links to their websites for your use.
At the 2018 Annual Meeting, we learned about the program which encourages shoreline owners to adopt best practices while maintaining their properties.  The plan includes five simple and inexpensive methods to improve lake habitat and water quality, many of which can be implemented by do-it-yourselfers.  For larger scale efforts, the DNR accepts grant applications from lake associations such as ours, on behalf of multiple property owners.  If you are interested in implementation of some of these best practices on your lake property, please click here to contact us and we will guide you through the process.
Healthy Lakes - Their goal is to protect and improve the health of our lakes by increasing lakeshore property owner participation in habitat restoration and runoff and erosion control projects.
Wisconsin Lakes - The Mission of Wisconsin Lakes is to conserve, enhance and restore Wisconsin’s lakes to ensure their sustainability for the benefit and collective use and enjoyment for this and future generations.
UW Extension Lakes - A team of education professionals dedicated to preserving our Wisconsin legacy of lakes through education, communication and collaboration.
Yahara Watershed - The Yahara Watershed is a vibrant part of southern Wisconsin, where agriculture and urban life coexist. It is home to our state capital and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.