Our Mission: To protect, preserve and improve the environmental and aesthetic qualities of the Eau Claire Lakes Area watershed, including the lakes, rivers, shorelands, wetlands, forests and attendant wildlife resources.
LOCATED IN BAYFIELD AND DOUGLAS COUNTIES, WISCONSIN
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Stop Spiny Presentation March 16, 6 pm
Join Zach Stewart from the Douglas County AIS Program on March 16 at 6 pm for a free live webinar on the invasive spiny waterflea, a type of zooplankton that preys on native zooplankton, including Daphnia,
FOECLA Awarded 2nd Healthy Lakes & Rivers Grant!
We are proud to announce that we have been awarded our second Healthy Lakes & Rivers grant from the DNR! Our application on behalf of area property owners was fully-funded. We will administer $10,000 for shoreline
LEEP Featured on Live! from North Woods and Waters Oct. 25 7-8pm
Our Lake Ecology Education Program (LEEP) will be featured on Live! from North Woods and Waters on October 25. Christine Neff and Melissa Kjelvik will discuss how LEEP engages local youth to launch them on a
Thank you for visiting our website. Friends of the Eau Claire Lakes Area, officially registered as Property Owners Association, Inc. Barnes/Eau Claire Lakes Area, is a voluntary group of year-round and seasonal residents and visitors interested in preserving the beautiful environment in this remarkable corner of northwest Wisconsin. The local water quality is listed in the top 10% of all Wisconsin waters and we have a dedicated group of volunteers who monitor the water quality and educate the population on how to maintain this remarkable asset. We work with local governments, local businesses, and environmental organizations to advance our objectives.
Our organization has developed and funded an award-winning educational program with the Drummond Area School District that takes middle school students to the outdoors for hands-on learning. We sponsor programs and seminars for adults in the community about everything from cooking to successful fishing to maintaining septic systems. We initiated a cooperative program with the Town of Barnes to develop and fund an effective boat landing watercraft inspection program to protect the lakes from invasive species. Our members volunteer to inspect the shorelines for any signs of invasive species and work with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in control efforts.
We always welcome suggestions on how we can improve our organization and better serve the people in our impact area (please contact us using our contact form). We encourage you to officially join our organization.