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.

Upcoming Events

Program on Preventing Polluted Runoff, Jan. 13 at FDL Library

Published: December 15, 2014
poster for Preventing Pollution Runoff program sponsored by FDL Library

The Clean Waters Project and Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association will present “Rules and Recommendations for Preventing Polluted Runoff” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 13, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

The program is aimed at area farmers, shoreline owners and anyone living in the Lake Winnebago watershed. It will be an opportunity to learn about the current rules and upcoming regulatory changes governing runoff — what is and is not allowed.

Paul Tollard, head of the Fond du Lac County Land and Water Conservation Dept.; Dan Hanks, assistant code enforcement officer for the county; and Jordan Skiff, director of the city’s Public Works Dept. will present information followed by a Q&A.

For more information about preventing runoff, visit Lake Winnebago Clean Waters Project on Facebook.

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 2015 Board Meetings

Published: December 19, 2014

All Board meetings are at 7 PM on the first Wednesday of each month in the EOC (Emergency Operating Center) in the basement of the Fond du Lac City/County Building. The public is invited to attend.

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