You Are Invited to Our Annual Meeting on July 15, 2023!
Join us on Saturday morning, July 15, for our annual meeting followed by a family-friendly presentation by Christian Cold on raptors found in our area.
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 improvement projects this year and next. The projects will include rain gardens, infiltration and diversion practices, fish sticks, and […]
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, which are an important food source for native fishes. This poses a problem for our fish, as spiny waterfleas […]
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 positive lifelong relationship in environmental stewardship. A comprehensive lake ecology education program aligned with Wisconsin state standards, LEEP’s goal […]
Educational Event August 17, 2019
Fireworks? Don’t Forget the Permit!
With the cancellations of “Good Neighbor Days” in Gordon and the Fourth of July parade and fireworks in Barnes this year, residents and guests who wish to display fireworks on their property (owned or rented) are reminded to contact their town clerk for a fireworks permit. There are public displays scheduled in the Hayward area […]
New Lake Brochures with Valuable AIS Info Now Available!
Visitors and property owners alike will benefit from three brochures recently published by the Town of Barnes. The brochures are tailored to Tomahawk/Sand Bar, Upper Eau Claire and Middle Eau Claire lakes and provide information on boating safety and preventing the spread of aquatic invasive plants. Of particular interest is information on which invasive(s) are […]
Join Us on June 25 at Tomahawk Lake Park!
Mark your calendars! We are excited to co-sponsor a boating safety event with the Town of Barnes at Tomahawk Lake Park on Saturday, June 25, 10:00 – 11:30 am. Invited speakers include Rick Peters, WDNR Warden Supervisor, and Katelyn Juza, WDNR Area Recreation Specialist. We will also provide information about curly-leaf pondweed and Eurasian watermilfoil […]
Boating Safety Brochure Now Available!
Check out our new boating safety brochure! In addition to information on boating laws, the brochure provides practical suggestions for taking care of our lakes and their sandy soils, which are particularly vulnerable to shoreline erosion and plant displacement from boat wakes. To download and view our brochure, just click on ‘Water Safety’ at the […]
FOECLA Welcomes New Board Members
Four people joined our board of directors this fall! On October 8, we gathered to thank our two outgoing directors and welcome our new directors. Outgoing board members Barbara Possin and Thom Storm each received an Aldo Leopold bench handcrafted by board member Marty Olson and signed by board members. Photo (L to R): Denny […]