Winnebago Waterways

Extension, WDNR, local government officials, the Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association of Fond du Lac County, and area residents are trying to answer the question, “How can we enjoy our favorite activities in a healthy Lake Winnebago System?” Participate in the conversation with thoughts, photos, votes at


  • Videos from the Dip Into Lakes seminar series are now available online at the links below or on DVD. A DVD can be purchased for $5 (cash or check) by contacting the UW-Extension. Getting to Know Lakes by Chad Cook, UW-Extension Natural Resources Educator Winnebago Natural History by Art Techlow, WDNR Winnebago System Fisheries Biologist […]
  • When we develop waterfront lots, trees, and native plants are replaced by impervious (hard) surfaces. Driveways, rooftops, and other hard surfaces decrease the ability of the shoreland area to serve its natural functions. A variety of educational materials including brochures, posters, and a video about how impervious surfaces affect fish, wildlife and waterfront property values are […]
  • Thank you to all area residents and users of the Lake Winnebago System who “weighed in” this spring on what they thought the most important issues of the system are and what actions are most important to take immediately to improve and protect the lakes.  All responses and discussions have been compiled, and the final […]
  • Do you fish, swim, or boat on the Winnebago waterways?  Do you own a business near a shoreline or live near one?  The Department of Natural Resources is gathering feedback in a special project through April of 2013.  Have your say online and at public meetings.  You may also sign up for occasional updates via […]
  • The University of Wisconsin-Extension, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and other agencies and organizations, supports a Regional Natural Resources Program.  This program includes a network of educators located throughout Wisconsin, with expertise in water resources, forestry, citizen engagement, process facilitation, and design and delivery of natural resource outreach materials. The Fond du […]


Dip Into Lakes Series (Spring 2012) Videos, photos, and the most current information on lake ecology, aquatic plants, fish, economic impact of the lake, Wisconsin Water Law, Winnebago System History, and future challenges to the lake.

Lake Organizations: How citizens can organize to raise funds and work together on lake issues (847 KB, Power Point Slide Show, 8 slides) by Chad Cook, UW-Extension Natural Resources Educator.

Fact Sheet

DNR Aquatic Plant Management


WDNR – Aquatic Plant Site (permit application forms, rules, & other information)

Compost Joe’s: area company that will accept aquatic plant material from lake shore residents.

Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association of Fond du Lac County

Just for Fun

 Videos from the Aquatic Plants Informational Meeting on March 31, 2011 at UW-Fond du Lac

How Lake Winnebago Water Levels are Determined (8:06) Art Techlow, WDNR
Lake Ecology & Role of Aquatic Plants (10:04) Jay Schiefelbein, WDNR
Lake Organizations (11:27) Chad Cook, UW-Extension
Does the Water Level on Lake Winnebago Impact the Growth of Aquatic Plants? (3:01) Art Techlow, WDNR
Would Higher Winnebago Water Levels Stop Aquatic Plants? (:32) Art Techlow, WDNR
How the 2010 Weather Impacted Aquatic Plants (2:03) Art Techlow, WDNR
A Resident’s Concern About Water Levels (3:04) Chris Misorski


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