LWQIA

The Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association is a non-profit organization striving to improve the water quality of Lake Winnebago, for the betterment of the lake's natural habitat as well as for public recreational use.

Our association takes action on lake quality issues through education, communication, and social fund raising meetings for members and guests, and promotes cooperation among governmental units, interested organizations, and the public.

Aquatic Invasive Species Snapshot Day Results

Published: November 7, 2014

These are the results of the September 13th Snapshot Day survey of aquatic invasive species. The Fond du Lac area provided 17 volunteers to survey our area. Statewide results are:

Asian clam*1
Zebra Mussels13
Faucet Snails**15
Japanese hops*1
Japanese Knotweed1
Curlyleaf Pondweed2
Eurasian Watermilfoil17
Yellow Iris4
Purple Loosestrife12
Phragmites2

*The Japanese hops and Asian cam are unconfirmed. Vouchers have been submitted.
**All faucet snails have been vouchered as well.

A map of the findings.

Upcoming Events

Supple Marsh invasive species program at FDL Library Nov. 17

Published: November 9, 2014
poster for Supple Marsh programs sponsored by FDL Library

Brock Woods of the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources will present "Invasive Species in Supple Marsh: Problems and Solutions" at 6 p.m. Monday, November 17, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Supple Marsh is the 107-acre wetland in Lakeside Park West, Fond du Lac. It was purchased from the Supple family by the City of Fond du Lac in 1967. The public is invited to bring items related to the marsh — photos, maps, plans; historical and recent — to share at the events.

The program is sponsored by the Lake Winnebago Clean Waters Project, the Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association and the library. The quality improvement association will accept donations of marsh materials for study and future use.

For more information about the Clean Waters Project, visit www.lakewinnebagocleanwatersproject.org or their page on Facebook.

The Fond du Lac Public Library supports a high quality of life in Fond du Lac through reading, lifelong learning and community involvement. There are three locations: Main Library, 32 Sheboygan St.; FDLPL Express, near Festival Foods; and Journeys at St. Agnes, inside the hospital. For more information, visit www.fdlpl.org.

Contact:

Terri Fleming
Community Information Coordinator
Fond du Lac Public Library
32 Sheboygan St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
(920) 322-3951
fleming@fdlpl.org

Lakeside Park West Garden

Published: May 10, 2014

One of the Lake Winnebago Clean Waters Project's efforts is the creation of a native plant demonstration garden in Fond du Lac's Lakeside Park West. For information on the garden and to volunteer to help, visit www.lakesidewestgarden.com.

For information on a variety of actions to help stop polluted runoff, visit http://www.lakewinnebagocleanwatersproject.org.

Ongoing Projects

Lake Winnebago Clean Waters Project

Published: April 21, 2014
Clean Waters Project logo

In the fall of 2013, the Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association of Fond du Lac County (LWQIA) initiated a Fond du Lac area-wide campaign to reduce harmful runoff into Lake Winnebago.

View the Clean Waters Project page for more information.

New Receptacles Help Fishermen Recycle Unwanted Line

Published: August 20, 2013

Chris Anderson and Matthew Dudarenke install a receptacle at Lakeside Park West.

People fishing on Lake Winnebago now have an easy way to dispose of old or unwanted fishing line. Ten fish line receptacles have been placed around the southern end of the lake in an effort to keep the lake clean and safe for wildlife and people using it.

Chris Anderson designed the receptacles from PVC pipe donated by JF Ahern as part of his Eagle Scout project. Fellow scouts from Troop 705 of North Fond du Lac helped with the construction and installation. The project was sponsored by the Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association.

Fishing line, or monofilament, is typically non-degradable and lasts about 600 years. Abandoned fishing line injures or kills fish, birds and other wildlife.

Collection bins are located at the following launch sites:

  • Black Wolf
  • Hwy 45 Wayside
  • (3) at Lakeside Park West (Supple Marsh)
  • (2) at Lakeside Park East
  • Columbia Park in Calumet
  • Fisherman's Road in Taycheedah
  • Wolf Lake
Chris and Larry

Chris discusses the placement of labels with Larry Kent.

Eagle Scouts

Chris Anderson is joined by fellow Scouts to work on his Eagle Scout project, including (from left) John Fuchs, Matthew Dudarenke, Mike Fuchs, Jordon Friend, Kurt Weir, and Patrick Weir. The Scouts are from Troop 705 of North Fond du Lac.

Upcoming Meetings

LWQIA 2014 Board Meetings

Published: January 3, 2014

Future Meeting Dates
October 1
November 5
December 3

All Association members are welcome and encouraged to attend Board meetings.

Further Reading