Status Report on Wake Boat Legislation Efforts

edited from a report by Jeff Meessmann, Last Wilderness Alliance

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. The next step is for the Motorized Recreation Committee to present and recommend advancement of the resolutions to the District Leadership Committee in Late October. If they decide to approve, the resolutions would appear in the next WCC Citizen Resolution survey in April 2023. In the 2023 survey, the resolutions would be voted on by all counties in Wisconsin. For a complete description of the Hazardous Wake Citizen Resolutions and the WCC process, visit the DNR Website.