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Salem Water Patrol to host boater’s safety course

A boater’s safety course sponsored by the Salem Water Patrol and the state Department of Natural Resources will be held May 24 and 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Town of Salem Fire/Rescue-Trevor Station, 11252 254th Court (off of Highway C). This class will teach you the basics of boating, boating laws and regulations […]

Twin Lakes to use new firm for watermilfoil treatment

Twin Lakes Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District Board of Commissioners Monday approved a contract for the treatment of watermilfoil in the lakes this year with a different compnay than it has been using recently. Commissioners — who are the same as the Village Board members — unanimously approved a contract with Stantec of Stevens Point for […]

Is your ice shanty stuck? Consult with the DNR

If your ice shanty is still on a local, but you can’t move it due to continue cold, cold, cold weatrher here, the Department of Naturdal Resources wants to hear from you. From a Warden Wire article published this week: The Department of Natural Resources and the conservation wardens understand the predicament facing some ice […]

Twin Lakes approves bid for spillway rehab

The Twin Lakes Village Board Monday approved a bid to rehabilitate the Lake Elizabeth dam/spillway despite the persistent objections of one trustee. The work was awarded to JF Brennan for $373,208. That company was the only one that responded to a request for bids. JF Brennan, headquartered in La Crosse, is a “marine construction and environmental remediation company” […]

Twin Lakes moves dam project forward

The Twin Lakes Village Board voted 6-1 to go ahead with seeking proposals for the Lake Elizabeth spillway repair. That one dissenting vote came from Trustee Kevin Fitzgerald who mounted a concerted effort — complete with a slide show — arguing against the fixed height of the spillway in the design for the new structure. […]

Twin Lakes considering raising boat launch fees

A schedule of higher boat launch fees for Twin Lakes launches was presented to the Twin Lakes Village Board Monday. Proposed new rates are: $7 daily for non-motorized and non-trailered boats. $8 daily for all otherboats (current fee is $7). $50 for resident/property owner season pass (current fee is $47). $75 for non-resident /non-property owner […]

Salem will not apply for requested buoys on Hooker Lake

An effort by four lakeshore residents to have slow-no wake buoys placed in the western bay of that lake will not be acted on further by the Salem Town Board after action at a special Town Board meeting Monday. Board members voted 3 to 1 with one abstaining to not pursue an application with the […]

Scouts and other volunteers to clean-up Twin Lakes shoreline

A group of Boy Scouts and other volunteers will again conduct a clean-up of the shorelines of Lakes Mary and Elizabeth on Sept. 7, starting at 8 a.,m. at Lance Park in Twin Lakes. The group will kayak/canoe/row/swim/walk the entire shoreline and shallow areas of both lakes to pick up any trash left over from […]

Wheatland chairman will propose limiting ice motorcycles to weekend

Wheatland Town Chairman Bill Glembocki said he will propose limiting ice motorcycle use on Lilly Lake to 10 hours on weekends. Glembocki made the announcement at the annual (fall) meeting of the Lilly Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District Saturday. Motorcycle use and racing on Lilly Lake arose as a controversy last winter when some lake residents […]

Twin Lakes gets update on dam/spillway project

The Twin Lakes Village Board heard an update on the ongoing Lake Elizabeth Dam/Spillway project Monday night. Along the way, some vigorous discussion between Trustee Kevin Fitzgerald and village President Howard Skinner emerged on the effect of the new design on lake levels. The spillway is located in Illinois on land that is owned by the village. […]

Salem Public Safety and DNR to host Boater Safety Course

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Salem Public Safety will be offering a Boater Safety Course on Aug. 10th and 11 at the Trevor Fire Station training room. The classes will run both days from 8:30a m o 2:30 pm and is limited to the first 25 students. Costs will again be $10 with […]

Lilly Lake treated for milfoil

Lilly Lake in Wheatland was treated for Eurasion milfoil on June 13, town Clerk Sheila Siegler reports. About six total acres of area near shoreline was treated by Marine Biochemists of Mequon. The full report is available here. A map of the treated areas is available here.  

Salem and DNR establish life jacket kiosk at Camp Lake launch

The following statement comes from the Salem Public Safety Department: The Department of Natural Resources and the Town of Salem Public Safety Office has teamed up and placed a “life jacket kiosk” at the recently renovated DNR boat launch on Camp Lake off 277th Avenue. The idea behind the kiosk was developed by the DNR […]

Twin Lakes Lake Education Assistants begin their work

Twin Lakes has issued the following press release regarding Lake Education Assistants: The Village of Twin Lakes has hired four students to work as Lake Education Assistants this summer. The Lake Education Assistants will be educating boaters and conducting free courtesy boat checks throughout the summer at Lake Mary and Lake Elizabeth to assure the […]

DNR to host meeting on Rock Lake plant control

A Department of Natural Resource sponsored public informational meeting regarding aquatic plant management on Rock Lake will be held at the Salem Town Hall on May 30, at 8 pm, Craig Helker, water resources biologist with the Wis. DNR has announced. Those who have questions or would like to learn more are invited to attend. […]

Rock Lake associations clash again over latest weed harvesting plan

The two separate associations affiliated with Rock Lake are again clashing over weed harvesting. Membership of  the Rock Lake Restoration Association have favored some weed cutting to open up a navigable channel to open water in the center of the lake. Rock Lake Highlands Association members oppose weed harvesting on the lake. Both sides were represented at […]

Twin Lakes receives Clean Boats Clean Waters grant

Twin Lakes will be able to continue it monitoring of the  Lake Elizabeth Marina and Lance Park boat launches this summer thanks in part to a  Clean Boats Clean Waters grant through the Wisconsin DNR. Here is a village press release on the subject: The Village of Twin Lakes learned Monday that they were awarded a Clean […]

Salem to try again on Rock Lake ordinance

The Salem Town Board has passed another attempt at limiting the type sof motors that can be used on watercraft on Rock Lake. In August, the board originally passed an ordinance limiting motor use on Rock Lake to electric motors only, except for some very specific exceptions. But that ordinance was rejected by the state Department […]

Low level in Camp Lake prompts more weed cutting before ice

Low water levels in Camp and Center Lake have prompted officials of the Camp and Center Lakes Rehabilitation District to pursue weed harvesting later into the season than typical, Supervisor Dennis Faber said at Monday’s Salem Town Board meeting. Faber is also a Camp and Center Lakes Rehabilitation District board member. The concern about plant […]

Lakes Mary and Elizabeth trash pick-up coverage

About 30 individuals, including Boys Scouts and other concerned citizens, gathered this morning in Twin Lakes to do their part to decrease the amount of garbage in Lakes Mary and Elizabeth, the local watershed and ultimately help reduce the  Great Pacific Garbage Patch. How do you do all that from Twin Lakes? Fairly easily, explained Scout leader Rhett Suhre, who […]

Silver Lake approves lake study cost share with Salem

The Silver Lake Village Board made official Wednesday night its approval of sharing with Salem the cost of an aquatic plant study of Silver Lake. The study, to be done by Lake and Pond Solutions, will cost about $3,600. The Salem Town Board approved spending up to $1,800 for the study at a special meeting last week. The study is […]

Salem to contribute to Silver Lake plant study

The Salem Town Board has agreed to share the cost of an aquatic plant study of Silver Lake that is being pursued by the Silver Lake village government. The Silver Lake Village Board initiated the study and obtained a quote from Lake and Pond Solutions for $3,600. The Silver Lake shoreline is divided between the […]

Rock Lake groups agree to better communication

Two different groups, each with a stake in the future of Rock Lake in southern Salem, met Monday at Town Hall to discuss the issues between them. People aligned with the Rock Lake Highlands Association sat on one side of the room and those affiliated with the Rock Lake Restoration Association sat on the other. There were some moments […]

Salem to allow dual waterski and watertube lines

Summer water enthusiasts will be able to tow two water skiers and water tubes behind their boats on Salem lakes, thanks to an amended ordinance passed by the Salem Town Board on Monday night. The previous ordinance restricted boats to one line for water tubing and skiing, which often created an overload of individuals on […]

Twin Lakes PD will be increasing patrols on lakes June 22-24

Recreational boating fatalities last year jumped to their highest levels since 1998 and boating under the influence (BUI) was the leading contributing factor, according to the U.S. Coast Guard’s report, 2011 Recreational Boating Statistics. The report comes just weeks before Twin Lakes Police Department Water Patrol officers participate in Operation Dry Water 2012, an annual […]

Former trustee advocates for Silver Lake district to tackle weeds

A former village trustee used citizens comments at Wednesday’s Village Board meeting to make a pitch for a more proactive approach to aquatic weed management on Silver Lake. Barabra Ironside said aquatic weeds are a bigger problem than usual on the lake this year. “With the lake being so shallow it has been a big problem this […]

Randall Town Board implements launch stickers but tables fee increases

The Randall Town Board voted to mplement a boat trailer sticker system for paid launch fees, but tabled any change to higher launch fees themselves until further information can be gathered. Last month, the town Plan Commission recommended the Town Board enact hefty increases in boat launch fees. Current boat launch annual passes are $15 […]

Randall Plan Commission recommending higher boat launch fees

The Randall Plan Commission Thursday recommended the Town Board enact hefty increases in boat launch fees. Current boat launch annual passes are $15 for resident/property owners and $22.50 for non resident/property owners. The plan commission recommended changing those fees to $50 for resident/property owners and $75 for  non resident/property owners. The commission, which has been charged with studying all types of government […]

Silver Lake may include launch area in lake weed kill

Silver Lake will seek to add the area around the village boat launch to the partsh of the lake included in its yearly chemical aquatic weed kill program. The Village Board decided to add the launch area during discussion before approving this year’s weed kill program. Trustee Barbara Ironside made the suggestion, saying that the […]

Twin Lakes approves contract for dam project design

A contract for engineering related to designing repairs and modifications to the Lakes Elizabeth dam was approved by the Twin Lakes Village Board Monday. The contract not to exceed $21,000 was awarded to Vanderstappen  Surveying and Engineering of Woodstock, Ill. Village officials have said  the goal of the project is mostly to just repair and perhaps strengthen the structure that’s already there rather than to […]

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