News

Tourist Rooming House Issue

July 19, 2022

Short-term rentals are an increasing concern in the Northwoods. They may be great for our economy but not so great for our lakes. Noise, trash, septic, pets, parking, lighting, boats, campfires – is there a need for regulation? …

read more >

Just A Branch

July 19, 2022

Early in the spring I noticed a small birch branch that due to the vagaries of wind and current had lodged itself between some rocks and one of the posts of our dock right near the shoreline. It was mostly underwater, with just a little sticking up into the air.

read more >

Status Report on Wake Boat Legislation Efforts

October 20, 2021

Six hazardous wake citizen resolutions were submitted to the Wisconsin Conservation Congress in April 2022 and are only voted on in the county of origin. The resolutions were sent on to the Motorized Recreation Committee that unanimously voted to recommend that the resolutions continue in the WCC process.

read more >

Water Safety Patrol Report

April 9, 2021

by Dan Perry, Water Safety Patrol Officer

First, we would like to take the time to thank team administrator, Daniel Cardinal, for his many seasons of service as he announced his retirement from Boat Patrol during the winter off season. …

read more >

Walleyes For Tomorrow Local Chapter

March 2, 2021

by Tom Kramer, Headwaters Basin Chapter WFT

Walleyes for Tomorrow had our Walleye Wagon (Potable fish hatchery) on Alder Lake this year and released walleye fry into the lake. The DNR gave us permission to put it on Alder Lake because it is not currently a natural reproduction body of water and its walleye population has been declining for the last 5 years. …

read more >

2020 TAISP Annual Report

January 11, 2021

The Town Aquatic Invasive Species Partnership (TAISP, Figure 1), consisting of the North Lakeland Discovery Center (NLDC), the Manitowish Waters Lakes Association (MWLA), the Winchester Town Lakes Committee (WTLC), and the Towns of Manitowish Waters, …

read more >

Portable Fish Hatchery

September 7, 2020

Our board discussed the feasibility of partnering with Walleyes for Tomorrow to build a portable fish hatchery to be placed on the Chain. The DNR gave WFT permission to put the hatchery on lakes that don’t have the level of natural walleye reproduction as seen in the past. …

read more >

Manitowish Waters Chain of Lakes Comprehensive Management Plan

August 2, 2020

There are tabs to click “Plans by lake,” “Maps” and “Appendices,” depending on what you are looking for. The plan itself is listed on the homepage of the link. …

read more >

Water Safety Patrol

August 4, 2019

by Dan Cardinal, OIC, Manitowish Waters Boat Patrol

Summer has finally arrived and water activity on the Chain has increased proportionately. Water Safety Officer Zak Paulson took a job as a Milwaukee County Deputy in June. …

read more >