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2025 Trego Dam Relicensing
Greetings Washburn County Lakes and Rivers Association (WCLRA) members and friends.
I’m writing to let you know about another opportunity for cost-sharing for shoreline restoration using native plants. The Washburn County Land and Water Conservation Department plans to apply for a grant this fall to help more landowners interested in improving their shoreline health, habitat and potential erosion problems.
Under the Wisconsin DNR Healthy Lakes program, grant funding can cover up to 75% of costs per practice and is capped at $1000 per project. Landowners would need to contribute a 25% match. If you and your family and friends do the prepping, digging and planting, volunteer hours can count toward the landowner’s portion of the project cost. Shoreline restoration projects generally cost around $1000 to $1300. The practice must remain in place for 10 years to protect the shoreline of a lake or river.
To apply for the grant, county staff need to recruit landowners now and do site visits to gather information for the grant application. If you are interested, please contact Lisa Burns by October 1st at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-468-4654 to set up a site visit and discuss the program.
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for the WCLRA Board of Directors
The file below is a comprehensive look at the dam relicensing. It’s important that you look it over prior to the April 17, 2021 quarterly meeting, as it’s chock full of useful information.
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Trego Dam Relicensing December 2020
This is a series of documents regarding relicensing the dam on Trego Flowage.