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.

Latest News

Notice of LWQIA Annual Meeting

Published: July 5, 2015

The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association of Fond du Lac County (LWQIA) will be held Saturday, August 1 at 10:00 AM in the Pavilion at Lakeside Park. The Annual Meeting will be preceded by the August Board Meeting at 9:15.

If you haven't already renewed your membership, please send your $25 check to LWQIA, PO Box 1716, Fond du Lac WI 54936-1716 or you may pay at the Annual Meeting. LWQIA is an IRS designated 501(c)(3). Your membership fee is tax-deductible.

Fondy Five - Clean Water Flyer and Brochure

Published: May 29, 2015

The "Fondy Five," a leadership team from the Fond du Lac Association of Commerce Leadership Program under the guidance of Lesley Manowske, chose to help a local non-profit organization fulfill its mission. The team selected the Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association of FdL County. Among other things, the team developed and printed brochures to educate people about the importance of preventing polluted runoff as well as best practices they can use to reduce it.

View and/or print the Clean Water flyer and brochure.

Clean Water Starts In Our Backyard

Published: April 23, 2015

This video is from a project developed by FondyFive, an Association of Commerce Leadership Program Team, to raise awareness and prevent polluted runoff from entering Lake Winnebago.

KFIZ podcast with the FondyFive.

Ongoing Projects

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.

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.

Notice — The regular August Board Meeting will be held the same day as the Annual Meeting (Saturday, August 1) rather than on Wednesday, August 5th.

Further Reading