Starry Stonewort has recently been found in Sturgeon Bay. Please see the article on the “Reports” page. Please continue to be diligent in keeping your boat, trailer and recreational equipment clean after traveling to other lakes. Also, please continue to be watchful for Starry Stonewort in area lakes- especially near boat launch sites. If you […]
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The Okauchee Lake Management District has conducted aquatic plant surveys regularly since 1992. Eurasian Water milfoil has been present in each survey and was found in a survey in 1977. In 2013, milfoil was found in 43% of the sample points. This was down slightly from 56% in 2008. The native milfoil was found in […]
The Wisconsin Legislature has made major changes to shoreland zoning in 2015-16. These changes are described in three short video presentations. Please click below to access the new shoreland zoning video presentations. 1. Introduction to shoreland zoning and recent changes to required shoreland lot sizes 2. Changes to shoreland setbacks, vegetation protection and impervious surface […]
As you may be aware there are several aquatic invasive species to be mindful of when boating. The Spiny Water Flea is one such species! The Spiny Water Flea is a small crustacean that hurts lakes by making the water green in color and degrades fisheries. Always remember to clean your boat when removing it […]
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The 2016 Newsletter is available online by visiting the “Reports” page!
Recently you may have noticed the new Starry Stonewort signage that appeared at the Boat Launch. Please be very aware of this new invasive species. Read the signage referencing boating in Muskego Lakes. Learn all that you can about Starry Stonewort by starting with a visit to the “Reports” page. Prevention is critical to stop […]
A CPR & AED Training Class is being offered May 22 from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Okauchee Lake Yacht Club! Did you know that the first five minutes following an injury, and the immediate response from those on the scene, can mean the difference between life and death? Learn to use an automated […]
At the April 16, 2016 OLMD Commissioner’s meeting, a presentation was given by Tom Steinbach of the Oconomowoc Wastewater Facility, regarding a new innovative program available. This presentation included information about the Oconomowoc River Watershed Protection Program that uses adaptive management practices to assist in improving the water quality throughout the Oconomowoc River watershed. This […]
Get ready to celebrate Independence Day with a big bang!! Date: Sunday, July 3, 2016 Time: 9 PM Location: The Island Between The Golden Mast & The Hideaway Bar & Grill On Okauchee Lake The Lighted Boat Parade is sponsored by the Okauchee Lake Yacht Club (OLYC). Decorated boat entrants should meet at Party Island […]
Brad Steckart, Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator for Washington & Waukesha Counties, is conducting Clean Boats, Clean Waters (CBCW) watercraft inspector certification workshops in Merton and Muskego in upcoming weeks! If you attend, he will teach you about why the CBCW program is so important. You’ll also learn how to approach boaters and anglers at the […]