High Water: Let us know your concerns! And Information on Healthy Lakes Program

High Water Woes?  We would like to hear from you! 


If you have experienced damage to your shoreline from high water the last few years, we would like to know.  FOECLA is exploring measures that could be implemented to minimize property damage and shoreline erosion that negatively impact our lakes’ ecosystems.

We hope to work collaboratively with the Towns of Barnes and Gordon to address the issue and explore the possibility of adopting an emergency slow-no-wake policy in the event of extreme high water.  Please give us feedback on shoreline damage you have experienced and photos (if you have them) via email: eauclairefriends@gmail.com.


Healthy Lakes Grant Program

FOECLA will be applying for a Healthy Lakes Grant from the DNR this fall.  This will be a pilot program to test the waters for  future projects if the grant program is successful. The grant would cover most of the cost for installing shoreline practices that improve habitat and water quality on area lakes.  

Practices include:

  • native plantings
  • rain gardens
  • fish sticks
  • rainfall diversion and/or infiltration. 


Individual lakeshore owners are eligible to sponsor a project of no more than $1,000 per site.  We are starting small to try out the grant program and will be applying for projects at four sites this grant period.  We have two sites identified and are looking for two more to round out our grant application.  You can find details about this grant program at https://healthylakeswi.com/


If you are interested in installing a practice on your property, let us know via email:  eauclairefriends@gmail.com.