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 […]

Proud to Co-Sponsor the MacQuarrie Pilgrimage and Tour August 2022

We’re pleased to co-sponsor this event presented by the Barnes Area Historical Association on August 26 and 27 featuring one of our area’s “favorite sons.” MacQuarrie, who built a cabin on Middle Eau Claire Lake, was born in Superior in 1901. He is credited with becoming the first full-time, professional outdoor writer in America when […]

Town of Barnes Offers AIS and CBCW Workshops April 22 and May 20

These two sessions are open to the public, no strings attached! Andy and Zach love to share what they know with others and you’re guaranteed to learn something about aquatic invasive species in our lakes. Find out what is being done to control them and prevent their spread. Barnes Town Hall, April 22 and May […]

Register now for the 2022 Vatten Paddlar!

Register now for the 2022 Vatten Paddlar, to be held July 9 on the beautiful Eau Claire chain of lakes! Choose your adventure: recreational paddlers and families may prefer the 5-mile distance for stand-up paddleboards (SUPs), kayaks, and canoes.  Racers and folks out for more of a challenge enjoy the 10-mile distance for kayaks and […]

Registration Now Open for July 10, 2021 Vatten Paddlar

Join the Fun! Paddle northwestern Wisconsin’s most beautiful chain of lakes in Barnes, Wisconsin. This year’s Vatten Paddlar will be held on July 10. Whether you decide to enter to win or to just enjoy an adventure with dozens of other paddling enthusiasts, your day on the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes will be amazing. […]

You Are Invited to Our Annual Meeting!

Please join us on Saturday, July 17, 2021 for our annual meeting. Following the 9 am business meeting, we will welcome our guest speaker, Jim Bakken. Jim will present information about why area lakes rise and fall, current lake water levels, and a new project undertaken by Friends of the Eau Claire Lakes Area to […]

Registration Now Open for 2021 WI Lakes and Rivers Convention, March 8-12

Anyone who loves water is invited to participate in Wisconsin Water Week, a virtual, interactive event occurring March 8-12. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from respected experts, engage in discussion sessions and interactive workshops, and enhance their network of water-focused professionals. Join the event online from wherever you are for one day or […]

Northwest Cleansweep – Protect Our Lakes and Groundwater

Septic tanks can’t treat everything, so don’t pour hazardous waste such as paints, solvents, pesticides, antifreeze, and hazardous cleaners down the drain or flush old medications down the toilet.  Wastewater eventually makes its way to your drainfield and joins groundwater traveling towards surface waters.  Protect our precious lakes and rivers by properly disposing of hazardous […]

Materials from Our Annual Meeting via Zoom July 18

Download the meeting packet here. Download the PowerPoint slides from “Erosion and High Water: Landowner Options for Mitigating Shoreline Damage” here (PDF file – view with Adobe Acrobat).  If you have any questions, please contact the presenter (Andy Teal, AIS Project Coordinator/Surface Water Conservation Specialist, Bayfield County Land & Water Conservation Dept., (715) 373-3417,

July 17, 2020 – Free Webinar on Wisconsin Frogs

Wisconsin Wetlands Association is hosting “Wetland Coffee Breaks” this summer. These brief webinars can be watched live and are recorded and posted for later viewing as well. On July 17, Rori Paloski (DNR) will discuss the mid-summer habits and habitats of Wisconsin frogs, as well as how to identify them if you see or hear […]