Wisconsin Association of Lakes Inc

Sun Prairie, WI   |  http://WISCONSINLAKES.ORG

Mission

THE MISSION OF THE WISCONSIN ASSOCIATION OF LAKES IS TO CONSERVE, ENHANCE, AND RESTORE WISCONSIN'S 15,000 LAKES TO ENSURE THEIR SUSTAINABILITY FOR THE BENEFIT AND COLLECTIVE USE AND ENJOYMENT FOR THIS AND FUTURE GENERATIONS.

Ruling year info

1998

Principal Officer

MICHAEL ENGLESON

Main address

716 Lois Dr

Sun Prairie, WI 53590 United States

EIN

39-1926001

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

IRS filing requirement

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Program 1

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO LAKE ORGANIZATIONS: THE WISCONSIN ASSOCIATION OF LAKES PROVIDES DIRECT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO LAKE ORGANIZATIONS IN WISCONSIN ON A VARIETY OF ISSUES THROUGH ONE ON ONE CONSULTATIONS AND MEETINGS. IN 2022 THIS WORK FOCUSED ON A NUMBER OF TOPICS, INCLUDING HOW TO HOLD EFFECTIVE VIRTUAL MEETINGS, HOW TO COMPLY WITH STATE OPEN MEETINGS LAWS, AS WELL AS THE IMPACTS OF WAKE BOATS AND OTHER RECREATIONAL IMPACTS TO LAKES, AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES PREVENTION AND CONTROL, AND PROBLEMS WITH SHORELINE DEVELOPMENT AND POLLUTED RUNOFF.

Expenses
$68,411
Revenue
$0

LAKEKIT: THE WISCONSIN ASSOCIATION OF LAKES PROVIDES ACCESS TO A WEBSITE PLATFORM FOR LAKE ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH OUR LAKEKIT PROGRAM. USING A "MULTI-SITE NETWORK" PLATFORM ON WORDPRESS, WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER LOW COST WEBSITES TO LAKE ORGANIZATIONS WHERE THE LAKEKIT PROGRAM HANDLES BACK END MANAGEMENT, MAINTENANCE, BACKUPS, UPGRADES, AND TROUBLESHOOTING, WHICH LEAVES THE INDIVIDUAL ORGANIZATIONS TO FOCUS ON CONTENT. MANAGEMENT OF THE PROGRAM IS HANDLED BY A TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS, WI LAKES STAFF, AND A PROFESSIONAL WEB SERVICES PROVIDER. THE LAKEKIT PROGRAM ALSO PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY TO EDUCATE LAKE ORGANIZATIONS ABOUT UTILIZING A ROBUST ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION STRATEGY AS WELL AS BUILDING TOOLS TO PROVIDE CHANNELS TO COMMUNICATE "LAKE NEWS" STATEWIDE.

Expenses
$42,715
Revenue
$213

EVENTS AND EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS: THE WISCONSIN ASSOCIATION OF LAKES EDUCATES THE PUBLIC AND THE LAKES COMMUNITY IN PARTICULAR THROUGHOUT THE YEAR ABOUT BASIC LAKE ECOLOGY, SHORELINE MANAGEMENT AND RESTORATION, AND VARIOUS THREATS TO HEALTHY LAKE ECOSYSTEMS. WISCONSIN LAKES OFFERS DIFFERENT ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS TOOLS TO PROMOTE THIS INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE "LAKE CONNECTION"", AN E-NEWSLETTER OF GENERAL INFORMATION, THE "LAKE POLICY REPORT" WHICH COVERS STATE LEVEL POLICY THAT IMPACTS WATER, AND A BLOG AND OTHER INFORMATIONAL POSTS ON OUR WEBSITE, WISCONSINLAKES.ORG.IN ADDITION, WE PARTICIPATE IN THE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AND PRESENT AT SEVERAL STATEWIDE CONFERENCES AND CONVENTIONS AS PART OF THE WISCONSIN LAKES & RIVERS PARTNERSHIP, A COLLABORATION WITH THE EXTENSION LAKES PROGRAM AT UW-STEVENS POINT, THE WI DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS. EVENTS INCLUDED THE WISCONSIN LAKES & RIVERS CONVENTION, THE NORTHWEST WISCONSIN LAKES CONFERENCE, AND THE SIX-COUNTY NORTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN LAKES CONFERENCE.

Expenses
$35,450
Revenue
$96,818

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