WATERFRONT PROPERTY OWNERS
This message comes to you from the
Town of St. Germain Lakes Committee
, a special committee of the town board. Our members wish to provide you with information pertaining to the management of St. Germain area lakes and the role of the town board in supporting lake management efforts. Additional messages will follow every few months or as the need arises. Some messages will contain links to expanded information on the town website or other resources.
PLEASE HELP US DISTRIBUTE OUR INFORMATION
We hope you find this new outreach initiative valuable and that you will forward messages to other waterfront property owners. Anyone can be added to the mailing list by submitting a name and e-mail address to
or by visiting the "Community Outreach" page on the town's website (link provided below). Subscribers may remove themselves from the mailing list by utilizing the
button at the bottom of any message.
WHAT IS THE TOWN LAKES COMMITTEE?
The St. Germain Town Lakes Committee was created in 2003 in response to growing concerns about the threats of aquatic invasive species. It was believed that more could be accomplished for the good of all lakes by combining the resources of multiple local lake organizations than could be accomplished by lake organizations working independently. It was also hoped that the town board of supervisors would become more aware and more supportive of lake management issues if the committee functioned under the umbrella of town government. The committee has found success with both of these objectives. More about past accomplishments of the committee and its ongoing challenges will follow in future messages.
Each lake organization participating in the Town Lakes Committee is welcome to send as many people to committee meetings as it wishes; however voting is limited to two representatives per lake organization. Each organization annually designates two primary and one alternate voting representative. Current voting members are displayed at the bottom of this message.
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT INLAND LAKES?
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW?
Our lakes are vitally important to the town
s economy and must not be taken for granted if they are to remain healthy. The need for proper and effective lake management becomes more apparent each year. We will inform you about the relatively short history of northern Wisconsin lakes and the stresses that have been placed on them in the very recent past. Some of those stresses stem from political and economic conditions which the committee has no control over and little ability to rectify.
We look forward to sharing lake management issues with you. We hope these messages will be well received. Please feel welcome to share your thoughts and opinions at any time with me or your lake committee representatives.