A few announcements, maybe some reminders, a little news and just tidbits that are good to know.
2025 Trego Dam Relicensing
Greetings Washburn County Lakes and Rivers Association (WCLRA) members and friends.
I’m writing to let you know about an opportunity for funding assistance to establish a native shoreline restoration and/or reduce erosion using “Healthy Lakes” practices. The Washburn County Land and Water Conservation Department has received a WI DNR Surface Water Grant to help interested landowners install these practices.
Funding can cover 75% of costs per practice and is capped at $1000. Landowners would need to contribute a 25% match. If you and your family and friends do some of 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.
The County department is looking for up to 10 interested lake or riverfront owners who would be ready to implement a practice this year. A one-time grant amendment can occur to add landowners and once approved by WI DNR, landowners can start their project. In order to get the process moving, county staff members are asking for a June 7th deadline to reply with interest. However, site visits are encouraged now to see if a practice is applicable.
If you are interested, please contact Lisa Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-468-4654. I’m writing on her behalf as WCLRA doesn’t share our mailing list, and our organization is looking forward to helping with this project.
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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The next quarterly meeting of the Trego Lake District Board of Commissioners will be on April 17, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. at the Trego Town Hall. Covid-19 protocols will be followed. Participants may also attend by Zoom. The Meeting Notice/Agenda and other meeting materials will be posted and may be downloaded from the “Meetings” section of this website. Directions for Zoom will be on the Meeting Notice.
Trego Dam Relicensing December 2020
This is a series of documents regarding relicensing the dam on Trego Flowage.