Trego Lake District was created in 1989 under the authority of Wisconsin Statutes chapter 33. Its purpose is the protection and rehabilitation of Trego Lake. The District is a local unit of government. To fulfill the purposes of protecting and improving the quality of the Lake, the District has authority to enter contracts, purchase equipment, apply for grants, levy taxes and accept donations.
The government order creating the Lake District directed it to deal with lake problems and implement remedial measures. The District undertakes activities such as protection of fish, maintenance of water quality, marking navigation channels, control of weeds, 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 of the District is held every June. Residents and lakeshore owners are eligible voters. Notices for the meeting are posted, mailed and published. E-mail notices are sent to everyone who files their email address with the District Secretary.
The Annual Meeting sets the budget, elects members of the Board of Commissioners, and approves projects. The Board meets quarterly to manage District business between Annual Meetings.
Annual Meetings and Quarterly Board of Commisssioners meeting dates are on the calendar page of this website. All meetings are public and held in the Trego Town Hall. As of 2020 all meetings may be attended by Zoom video. 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)
Dan DuRose (elected – term expires 2021)
Gary Kaiser (elected – term expires 2021)
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.