The quality of the Spider Chain of Lakes is a reflection of how we, as property owners, take care of our land. Healthy, diverse shorelands provide some of the most effective protection for our lake. Our SCLA Education Committee is undertaking a multi-year project to educate our membership on the steps we can take to maintain or restore our properties to support a healthy lake. This focus supports a key objective in the recently approved Comprehensive Lake Management Plan.
We can each play a positive role in maintaining and improving our property’s watershed (the land area that drains to our lakes) to maintain the Spider Chain of Lakes’ water quality. In 2023, we will focus our efforts on three zones of our waterfront properties. Management activities in each of these zones affect lake health and we will be learning more about best practices for each zone.
Graphic reprinted from Shoreline Stabilization Project Outreach Project. Credit: Karen Engelbretson, KJE Design, LLC
SCLA will provide both digital and in-person learning opportunities including the following:
We are excited to take this learning journey with you!
Learn more about Shoreline Stewardship on the Wisconsin Healthy Lakes website.
Wisconsin Healthy Lakes & Rivers suggests five best practices to improve habitat and water quality on shoreland properties. To learn more about each best practice, click on this link.