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.
AIS Snapshot Day 2015 Photo Contest
Published: November 2, 2015
On August 29, 2015, over 100 volunteers splashed into streams all across Wisconsin to search for invasive species
that threaten recreation and the health of our waters. On the morning of the event, volunteers met at one of 17
rendezvous sites around the state and received training on simple monitoring protocols for 22 different species,
including wetland plants, aquatic plants and invertebrates.
Winnebago Lakes Council sponsored a photo contest for the day for Fond du Lac, Calumet and Winnebago regional teams.
Two LWQIA volunteers took prizes. Kaci Baillies took first place and Paul Tollard took third place.
Congratulations to you both!
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
For information on a variety of actions to help stop polluted runoff,
Lake Winnebago Clean Waters Project
Published: April 21, 2014
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 discusses the placement of labels with Larry Kent.
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.
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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