Clubs and Organizations

Area clubs and organizations with related missions

Bad River Watershed Association
PO Box 875
101 W. Main St., Suite 204
Ashland, WI 54806

Mission:  Promote and protect clean water resources in Wisconsin’s Lake Superior basin.

Barnes Area Historical Association
51580 State Highway 27
Barnes, WI 54873

Mission:  Sharing the history of the Barnes area through preservation and education.

Bayfield County Lakes Forum

Mission:  Preserve and enhance the scenic, natural, recreational and economic values of Bayfield County lakes, streams and shorelands.

Bony Lake Association

Brule River Sportsmen’s Club
PO Box 100
Brule, WI 54820

Mission:  Help maintain the river’s cold, clean waters, and aesthetic beauty and to foster public appreciation of this unique resource.

Cable Natural History Museum
13470 County Hwy M
Cable, WI 54821

Mission:  Connecting people to Northwoods nature through educational experiences that inspire wonder, discovery, and responsibility.

Canoes on Wheels

Canoes on Wheels (COW) is a program of the Friends of the St. Croix Headwaters, offering the use of a canoe trailer, eight canoes suited for river or lake use, and canoe gear such as paddles and life vests on a no-cost basis to local schools and youth groups.  COW also provides no-cost workshops for teachers to help them understand how to safely manage canoe outings.

Douglas County Association of Lakes and Streams

Mission:  Protect and improve the water quality and shoreland of Douglas County lakes and streams by sharing knowledge, forming common goals, and speaking with a unified voice to mutually benefit all Douglas County lakes and streams.

Eau Claire Lakes Conservation Club, Inc.
c/o Sam Frelichowski
14010 S. Eau Claire Acres
Gordon, WI 54838

Mission:  Organizes and completes projects to preserve, protect, and promote the land and water of the Eau Claire Lakes area.

Friends of the Bird Sanctuary
PO Box 116
Gordon, WI 54838

Mission:  Strengthen and enhance conservation of this globally significant ecological landscape of the pine barrens of Douglas County, Northwest Wisconsin and the unique habitat and species it supports.

Friends of the St. Croix Headwaters
PO Box 276
Gordon, WI 54838

Mission:  Celebrate and conserve the St. Croix Headwaters area and to advance the quality of life of our residents.

Friends of Tomahawk Lake Park

Friends of Tomahawk Lake Park is committed to partnering with the Town of Barnes to ensure year-round recreational opportunities on Tomahawk Lake and approximately 8 miles of trails groomed for cross country skiing, hiking and mountain biking. Find them on Facebook or contact them at

Gordon/St. Croix Flowage Association

Mission:  Preserve and protect the Gordon-St Croix Flowage and its surroundings, and to enhance the water quality, fishery, boating safety, and aesthetic values of the Gordon-St Croix Flowage, as a public recreational facility for today and for future generations.

Minong Flowage Association
PO Box 167, Minong, WI 54859
Minong, WI  54859

Mission:  Promote a quality of social and ecological environment for property owners, residents and users within the environs by identifying and facilitating the resolution of issues and undertaking initiatives for the common good.

Namekagon River Partnership
PO Box 1349
Hayward, WI  54843

Mission:  Dedicated to supporting, promoting, and providing activities that enhance stewardship, awareness, and enjoyment of the Namekagon River, and its watershed.

Northwoods Cooperative Weed Management Area
Northwoods Cooperative Weed Management Area Coordinator, Land & Water Conservation Dept.
615 2nd Ave. East, PO Box 126
Washburn, WI 54891

The Northwoods Cooperative Weed Management Area (NCWMA) is a collective group of state and federal agencies, municipalities, tribes, nonprofits, community organizations, and individuals who have come together to combat invasive species in Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, and Iron counties in northern Wisconsin. 

Mission:  Working together to protect northern Wisconsin from invasive species.

Potawatomi Property Owners Association
55820 George Lake Rd.
Barnes, WI  54873

Mission:  Provide for the preservation of the values and amenities in the community known as Potawatomi Estates.

[STATEWIDE ORGANIZATION] Wisconsin Lakes (formerly Wisconsin Association of Lakes)
716 Lois Dr.
Sun Prairie, WI  53590

Wisconsin Lakes is the only statewide organization working exclusively to protect and enhance the quality of Wisconsin’s 15,000 inland lakes. The continued quality of tomorrow’s lakes depends on today’s decisions. Wisconsin Lakes works with lake groups, citizens, and the legislature to ensure that our lakes are protected and enjoyed for generations to come. Wisconsin Lakes envisions a future when lake visitors, recreational lake users, anglers, shoreline property owners, and local and state government agencies share:

  • A common lake ethic
  • A mutual understanding of lake ecology and lake health
  • A set of common goals for lakes
  • And are working together to protect lakes

Mission:  Wisconsin Lakes is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving, enhancing and restoring Wisconsin’s lakes by fostering responsible lake stewardship and by promoting effective, beneficial environmental public policy.