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

LWQIA Annual Meeting

Published: July 21, 2014

The Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association of Fond du Lac County will be conducting their Third Annual Meeting on August 2, 2014, at 10:00 AM at the park pavilion in Lakeside Park. There will be a short business meeting, a guest speaker and several table displays. The meeting is open to all association members and anyone else interested in Lake Winnebago.

The guest speaker will be Mr. Paul Tollard, Fond du Lac County Conservationist. Mr. Tollard will be discussing the various watersheds in Fond du Lac County that feed into Lake Winnebago.

The Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association is a non-profit group of private citizens that are primarily concerned with aquatic invasive species, excessive aquatic plant growth, water quality and water levels in Lake Winnebago. Anyone who enjoys Lake Winnebago and is concerned about the lake can become a member of the association by submitting the annual dues. There are no membership restrictions.

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
August (Annual Meeting — first Saturday in August)
September 3
October 1
November 5
December 3

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

Further Reading