About MWLA

Established in 1992, the Manitowish Waters Lakes Association is a 501(c)(3), not for profit, organization advocating for clean, healthy lake and river environments in our Township. All donations to the MWLA are fully tax deductible as allowed by relevant law.

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Who We Are

The Manitowish Waters Lakes Association is a voluntary membership community of individuals and families that provides outreach education and meaningful hands-on activities promoting the health of our waters.  Through our members’ volunteer efforts, donations and desire to safeguard our water resources, and collaborating with the Town of Manitowish Waters, Vilas County, the North Lakeland Discovery Center and other governmental and civic organizations, the MWLA is maintaining, protecting and enhancing our quality lakes and rivers.


This site is intended to provide timely and easily accessible information to our members.  As always, your input is of great value.  Please use the menu above to navigate our site as well as to give us feedback on how we may serve you better.

Community Involvement

The Manitowish Waters Lakes Association is involved in the following:

  • Water Clarity and Quality Testing
  • Navigation and Boating Regulation Awareness
  • Educational Outreach at the Town 4th of July Event and Annual Fall Festivals
  • Safeguarding Our Waters from Aquatic Invasive Species through a Partnership with Local Towns and the North Lakeland Discovery Center
  • Volunteering at Boat Landings with the Clean Boats Clean Waters Program
  • Promoting Fish Habitat through the Fish Sticks Program and Other Initiatives
  • Maintaining a Website for the Benefit of Members and the Public
  • Publishing Electronic Newsletters Multiple Times per Year
  • Encouraging Participation in the Healthy Lakes Healthy Rivers Grant Program for Shoreline Preservation/Restoration
  • Monitoring of Local Governmental Meetings
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