Trego Lake District, created in 1989, is a local unit of government with responsibility for the protection and rehabilitation of Trego Lake. The District has authority to enter contracts, purchase equipment, apply for grants, levy taxes and accept donations.
From the beginning Trego Lake District has been committed to dealing with lake and water quality issues and implementing remedial measures. The District undertakes activities such as protection of fish, maintenance of water quality, marking navigation channels, control of weeds and aquatic invasive species, and reduction of sedimentation buildup.
The Trego Lake District consists of the Trego flowage and lakeshore from the Highway 53 bridge on the east to the Xcel Energy dam on the west. Trego Lake is the second largest lake in Washburn County.
The Annual Meeting, held every June, sets the budget, elects the Board of Commissioners, and approves projects for the coming year. The Board meets quarterly to manage District business between Annual Meetings. Meeting dates are on the calendar page of this website. All meetings are public and held in the Trego Town Hall. Meetings may be attended in person or by Zoom. Information to attend by Zoom is on the Meeting Notice (in the “Meetings” section of this website).
Board of Commissioners
Charlie Petersen, Chair (elected – term expires 2022)
Dan Frase, (appointed to Washburn County Board of Supervisors position)
Tom Frost, Secretary/Treasurer, (appointed to Trego Town Board of Supervisors position
Gary Kaiser (elected – term expires 2024)
Tim Reedy (elected – term expires 2022)
Bob Somermeyer (elected – term expires 2023)
Trego Lake District is a member of two organizations:
- WisconsinLakes http://www.wisconsinlakes.org
- Washburn CountyLakes and Rivers Association http://www.wclra.org
Namekagon River Research
This is a site with some fascinating information on the Namekagon River, including its history. Here’s the link.
To support and encourage the preservation of the natural beauty, peacefulness, safety, and recreational value of the shoreline and waters of Trego Lake, and to coordinate with the various public and private organizations involved in these efforts.