As you may already be aware, Starry Stonewort, an aggressive aquatic invasive plant, has recently been found in area lakes, including Okauchee Lake, Pewaukee Lake, and Lower Nemahbin. The stands of Starry Stonewort have been monitored and a series of surveys have begun in working toward finding the correct treatment option for the lakes. Identification […]
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Starry Stonewort is an aggressive aquatic invasive plant that forms dense mats of weeds and chokes out native species. It is spread by the “stars” that grow on the plant. Small fragments of the plant containing a starry bulbil can begin a new stand. These fragments can easily be tucked away in live wells, trailers […]
At the August 26, 2019 Annual Meeting OLMD residents were made aware that two stands of the aquatic invasive species, Starry Stonewort, were found in Okauchee Lake. One stand is near the bridge by Foolery’s. A second stand was found near the boat launch at the Golden Mast. OLMD Commissioners took action to begin the […]
Are you interested in receiving a small dumptruck load of lake weeds? They make great natural garden fertilizer! The OLMD weed dump sites are filling and additional dump sites are needed. For this reason, the OLMD is offering lake weeds free of charge delivered to you. The amount of weeds delivered would be enough for […]
As many of you are aware, yellow flags were recently placed on the shoreline in areas where chemical weed application had taken place. If you are able, please leave the yellow flags along your shoreline as long as possible. This tells the cutters where they are allowed to cut and where cutting is prohibited due […]
As we are quickly approaching the warm summer months, more and more eager anglers and boaters are prepping to get out on the Wisconsin’s beautiful lakes and rivers. With high boat traffic comes the risk of boaters spreading aquatic invasive species! It is important for boaters to remember to make sure their boat and gear […]
The OLMD is seeking historic pictures or information about life in and around Okauchee Lake. Anyone with information to share should contact the OLMD via email at email@example.com. If photos are provided, please provide them in JPEG format in regular size. Thank you! Please check out the photo gallery! Richard Kessler shared some historic postcards […]
Okauchee Lake is home to about 1,000 riparian owners, and enjoyed by lakeshore owners, their friends, and hundreds of guests each week who launch their boats at various launch sites to enjoy the lake. Understandably, this creates questions about rules and regulations, as well as a need for good old-fashioned courtesy. One question heard often […]
Recently a postcard was sent to riparian owners as notification of 2018 chemical weed treatment for Okauchee Lake. The 2018 chemical treatment application permit with maps can be found on the “Reports” page of this website.
Everyone needs to replace or rebuild a pier now and then. Not sure of the correct size or location? Sometimes the rules have changed since the last pier construction. Don’t worry! There is a place where people can go to find out the DNR rules and regulations. Please click the following link to visit the […]