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Plan Update Session on Dec. 10th for Adams, Bear, Thomas and Emily Lakes
Nov 17, 2014

FINAL Plan update Sessions scheduled for Portage County Lakes
Public invited to review new lake information and suggest changes to existing management plans.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, now is a good time to begin thinking about what our lakes mean to us here in Portage County! Whether it’s fishing, boating, swimming or simply relaxing near the shore, lakes offer something to everyone. Those who appreciate Portage County’s lakes are encouraged to give thanks by participating in plan update sessions to help maintain and improve our lakes into the future.  Lake users, property owners and municipal officials are invited to attend any or all of the sessions scheduled in November and December
Existing lake management plans were created five years ago by community members assisted by land and water professionals. The planning process identified features important to community members, and goals and actions were created in order to help ensure that the lakes would remain a valuable resource for future generations of Portage County residents and visitors. Each plan contains information about the lake’s fish communities, aquatic plants, invasive species, recreation, water quality, and land use.
During plan update sessions, plans are reviewed for lake-related accomplishments. Any new issues and priorities for the upcoming year are identified, and all finalized changes are adopted into the plans. Earlier plan update sessions have been filled with excellent conversation, and lake enthusiasts have enjoyed walking through the plans and discussing the future of their lakes. Revisiting lake plans can be beneficial to lake health, and careful planning can also reduce management costs. Updated plans are required for lake management funding assistance from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources grant programs.
Please consider attending one or all of the following lake management plan update sessions: Monday, November 24th at 6:30 PM at the Jordan Park West Lodge, 8500 Jordan Road, Stevens Point (Bentley, Jordan and McDill Pond); Monday, December 1st at 6:30PM at the Wisconsin Lions Camp, 3834 County Road A, Rosholt (Collins, Helen and Tree lakes); Tuesday, December 9th at 6:00PM at the Village of Plover Municipal Center, 2400 Post Road, Plover (Springville Pond); and, Wednesday, December 10th at 6:30 PM at the Stockton Town Hall, 7252 Sixth Street, Custer (Adams, Bear, Emily and Thomas lakes). Attendees are encouraged to review the existing plans online at tinyurl/pclakeplans and identify three priorities for each lake to share at the plan update sessions. All current lake management plans are available online at tinyurl.com/pclakeplans.
For more information, contact Steve Bradley at 715-346-1334 [email protected], or Nancy Turyk at 715-346-4155 or [email protected] Stay updated by visiting the “Portage County Lakes and Rivers” Facebook page!


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