Welcome to The Winter Lakes Alliance
The members of The Winter Lakes Alliance are group of lake property owners and lake lovers who have joined together to preserve our water and wildlife resources for future generations.
Membership in the Lakes Alliance is not limited to lake property owners. Anyone who has a love of our local lake and resources is encouaged to join us. We have monthly meeting on the 1st Saturday of every month April through October, at 10 AM, in the Winter Town Hall. We have interesting speakers who offer a host of topics from Loon Watch to DNR fish stocking followed by project discussions and a short business meeting. The Winter Lakes Alliance has resources and information available for property owners and interested parties pertaining to lake property zoning and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resouces regulations on lake and river building requirements. Some of our activities include; awarding a scholarship to a high school student who is interested in a career in environmental studies. A kid’s fishing contest for all children up to the age of 16 years. This event is held on the Saturday before Father’s Day each year. All participants receive a prize along with prizes awarded for biggest and most fish caught in each age category.
WINTER LAKES ALLIANCE and FISH STOCKING
Our organization is active in maintaining and increasing the fishing resouces on our area lakes. Each year we select lakes to stock from our own resources as an adjunct to the efforts of the DNR. Your lake has likely received fish from our group or will in the future
The Winter Lakes Alliance is currently comprised of a membership from 10 of our area lakes: Lake Winter- Barber - Black Dan- Loretta- Blaisdell- Fishtrap- Blue Gill- Hunter- Barker- Island with off-lake members and owners of river front property.
KID'S FISHING CONTEST
Held annually on Father's Day weekend, the Winter Lakes Alliance is proud to sponsor a fishing contest JUST FOR KIDS. The contest is held on "The Flats' at the north end of Lake Winter on Lake Winter Road. The contest is open, basically, to kids old enough to hold a fishing pole. Prizes are awarded for several fish categories and no child leaves without a memento of the day. The purpose of the experience is to foster an appreciation for fishing as a sport, our natural resources, and family fun. Please see our Calendar.
In addition to our fish stocking efforts we also have an active cadre of lake volunteers who are involved with the DNR Citizen Lakes Monitoring program. The volunteers take lake readings with a Secchi disk to track water clarity. In addition to the water clarity monitoring there are opportunities for our lake volunteers to participate in Water Quality Monitoring, Water Chemistry Monitoring, Aquatic Plant Monitoring, and Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring. More infomation can be found by clicking on the above image.
We also have members who are involved with the Loon Watch program sponsored by Northland College: