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!

Volunteers Needed for Aquatic Invasive Species Landing Blitz!

The Fourth of July weekend is one of Wisconsin’s busiest boating holidays and this year, citizen volunteers will mark the eighth annual landing blitz campaign by helping boaters learn how they can stop aquatic hitchhikers. Landing blitz volunteers will be stationed at hundreds of boat landings statewide where they will spread friendly reminders to ensure that boaters are taking actions, such as removing plants and draining water, to stop invasive species and protect the waters they enjoy.

Please CLICK HERE if you would like to learn more or to sign up to volunteer for this event. 

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.