Dane County Lakes and Watersheds

Tell Us Your Thoughts on Aquatic Plant Management!

Dane County Land and Water Resources Department manages an Aquatic Plant Harvesting Program to cut and harvest Eurasian watermilfoil and other invasives from county waters. During the summer of 2017,  Dane County staff and consultants are surveying aquatic plant communities to learn how these plant communities have changed  and to update several of the county aquatic plant management plans 

Please take this short, five minute survey and tell us what you think about aquatic plant management for area lakes and rivers!

Test out our new Door Creek Watershed Bike Route!

This route will take you nearly 26 miles through scenic rolling agricultural landscapes in the drumlin-marsh area of eastern Dane County. Let us know what you think and you could win a State Trail Pass or Dane County Mountain Bike Trail Pass.

Visit this page to find out more about the route.

The Office of Lakes and Watersheds is one division of the Dane County Land & Water Resources Department. We aim to protect and improve the water resources of Dane County by coordinating with other department and agency staff, water-related citizen groups, the Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission, and a myriad of other partner organizations in the area.

In 2014, the Office of Lakes and Watersheds expanded its community engagement program and created several new programs and partnerships with the goal of engaging more residents in Dane County and working together to improve our water resources.