Dane County Lakes and Watersheds

Slow No Wake Zones in Effect

Visit the Slow-no-wake webpage for information about current slow-no-wake requirements.

Help us redesign our Take a Stake in our Waters t-shirt!

The Take a Stake in our Waters program supports and promotes water-related volunteerism in Dane County. In 2016, our collective efforts equaled 2,400+ volunteer and 7,300+ volunteer hours, a value of almost $170,000.   Our office supports these efforts by providing tools, supplies, advertising, and event co-sponsorship upon request.  We also provide t-shirts that thank program sponsors and promote the website. We have had the same t-shirt design for several years now and it is time to make a change! Submit a design by September 15.

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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!

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.