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2021 Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference

June 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Join the online 2021 Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference!

The Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference, one of the state’s premier lake conferences, includes a full day of presentations that will appeal to all students, property owners, government officials, and Wisconsin lake lovers.

Register today to enjoy this live, interactive conference from the comfort of your home or cabin. Using the best technology that the University of Wisconsin – Extension has to offer, you will have the opportunity to hear from some of the best local resource professionals around! Ask questions and get answers in real time while interacting with your peers through a Q & A feature in Zoom and “chat” capabilities.

The conference will kick off with a keynote presentation from Cathy Techtmann (University of Wisconsin-Extension), Climate Change: Game Changer or Change the Game? Breakout sessions will follow, including:

  • Geological History of Northern WI Lakes
  • Aquatic Invasive Species
  • Climate Change Adaptation for Fisheries
  • Legislative Updates
  • Shoreline Erosion
  • And more!

When: Friday, June 18 from 9:00 AM-3:30 PM
Cost: $10 registration fee to cover registration and hosting expenses.
PLEASE NOTE: High school and college students can register free of charge, but need to indicate the school or college they attend on the conference form.

Registration opens May 1. To register, click here. 

Click here to download a brochure with a full schedule and mail-in registration option.

All information, materials, and link will be emailed to you prior to the conference. For more info on the conference program and speakers, contact Monica Zachay, Wild Rivers Conservancy Director of Programs.


Cathy is a Professor of Community Resource Development and an Environmental Outreach State Specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Extension. She is the President of the Friends of the Gile Flowage (FOG) lake association in Iron County and a former County Extension Agent. Cathy designs educational initiatives that make environment issues “come alive” to encourage action. Her presentation will build awareness of how climate change is affecting species and habitats in our lakes, using evidence we can observe with science. She will also discuss how climate change will impact what we value about our lakes and how we can take action to build resiliency.


June 18, 2021
9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Lakes & Rivers Associations of Northwest Wisconsin