MW Lakes

MWLA Letter to Our Legislators on Proposed Statute Relating to Wakesurfing and Wakeboarding

January 15, 2024

Thank you for taking an interest in the concerns related to wakeboating and wakesurfing activities in Wisconsin.  The Board of Directors of the Manitowish Waters Lakes Association (MWLA) joins with the Manitowish Waters Town Board in opposing LRB 3518 in its current form. 

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Manitowish Waters Boat Patrol Fall 2023 Report

September 26, 2023

by Dan Perry, Water Safety Officer

As Fall is upon us, the Manitowish Waters Boat Patrol Team is looking back on the summer and evaluating how the season went. Throughout the summer the Boat Patrol put in over 800 patrol hours during which they made over 6800 contacts, …

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Shorelines and Our Fishery

September 17, 2023

In the Wisconsin DNR pamphlet, The Water’s Edge, Mike Staggs, a previous DNR Fisheries Director stated, “If you destroy the natural shoreline habitat, then fishing will get worse—and we cannot fix that situation by simply stocking or changing the fishing regulations. …

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Meet The New MWLA Directors Elected by MWLA Membership July 2023

August 26, 2023

Sue Austin: I have been coming to Manitowish Waters with my husband, Bob, since 1969. Bob‘s grandparents bought property and built a cabin on the river between Rest Lake and Stone Lake in 1925. …

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MWLA Rest Lake Property

July 26, 2023

by Alexis McDonald NLDC Land Restoration Technician

On June 30th, a group of volunteers consisting of Carol Schott, Carrie Ryan, Rich Hawkinson, Tom Bernhardt, and Charles Ray gathered at the Rest Lake Property to help finish its restoration. …

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Water Clarity can have an effect on Waterfront Home Sale Prices in Vilas and Oneida Counties

July 26, 2023

by Quita Sheehan, Conservation Specialist, Vilas County Land & Water Conservation Dept.

As a follow up to investigations into the economic value of waterfront properties in Oneida and Vilas Counties, researchers from UW-Eau Claire researched the link between water clarity and the sale prices of waterfront homes. …

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Eurasian Watermilfoil Detected on Manitowish Lake and Channel to Alder

July 25, 2023

On July 15 an AIS Volunteer discovered floating fragments of Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) on Alder Lake and rooted plants in the channel towards Manitowish Lake. The MWLA board was immediately in contact with our county conservation specialist to discuss further plans for surveying and monitoring. …

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MWLA Best Practice Guidelines for Operating a Boat in Wakeboarding or Wake Surfing Modes

June 26, 2023

The Manitowish Waters Lakes Association Board of Directors approved the following motion on June 19, 2023 as current best practice guidelines for operating a boat in wakeboarding or wake surfing modes on any lake in the Township of Manitowish Waters. …

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Walleyes For Tomorrow Local Chapter

April 7, 2023

by Tom Kramer, Headwaters Basin Chapter WFT

Walleyes For Tomorrow (WFT) is a nonprofit organization that does habitat projects and stocking throughout the state of Wisconsin and is currently using portable fish hatcheries on a variety of lakes. …

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Fall Draw Down Reminder

September 19, 2022

Beginning on October 1st, the water level of the MW Chain began to be drawn down from 8’0″ to reach the final winter level on or before October 31st. This operation of the dam allows the owners of the dam to accomplish a difficult task, …

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