Why join the BCLF?

joinWhen you support one of northern Wisconsin’s most influential surface water advocacy organization, you’ve got something that most others don’t:  Strength.

The Bayfield County Lakes Forum, an affiliate member of the Wisconsin Association of Lakes, has clearly demonstrated that it can fight successfully for better local, county and statewide regulations and policies to protect and preserve our shorelands and waters.

We also educate everyone we can about the issues facing our waters from vacationers to seasonal and permanent residents, from law makers to law breakers. Our Northwest Lakes Conference has grown to become the best summer lake event in the Midwest. Plus, we have kept it right here in our county and have even offered to help folks pay for their tickets! Learn about the Northwest Lakes Conference by visiting BayfieldCountyLakes.org where you will see some of our many accomplishments.


There’s good reason why Wisconsin Representative Gary Sherman recently nominated us for the Wisconsin Stewardship award. He and many others know what we do on behalf of our waters

Consider what we have done. Now imagine what more we could do with the support of every individual, business and organization that enjoys and values our lakes, streams and shorelands!

We need your support. With your help we can do much more to protect and preserve our waters for you and your descendants for generations to come.

Choose one of the support categories then send your contribution today. As a Forum member, you will receive email updates on lake issues, our BCLF newsletter, voting privileges and the satisfaction of knowing you protect our waters.

Share in our strength. Turn your concern about our waters into the power to preserve them. Thank you for helping us keep our lakes and streams clean, safe and healthy for everyone.

To join the BCLF, click on the 'Support the BCLF' page in the upper left corner of this screen.

Jim Brakken, President
Bayfield County Lakes Forum

Why join WAL?

The BCLF we strongly urges all organized lake groups and every individual who values our lakes to join the Wisconsin Association of Lakes. Individual membership costs only $30 per year and group membership can be as little as a buck and a half each year!  WAL works for our lakes on the statewide level. WAL educates, lobbies and speaks for our waters in ways our countywide lake groups are unable to do. Stand up for the lake you want to protect. Join WAL.

The Wisconsin Association of Lakes

Protecting lake interests is in everyone’s interest

join_3The Wisconsin Association of Lakes (WAL) is the only statewide organization working exclusively to protect and enhance the quality of Wisconsin’s 15,000 lakes.

Whether you boat, fish, swim, canoe, visit our lakes for their natural scenic beauty, or own property, our lakes are important to us all. Unfortunately, our lakes face an increasing number of challenges: the threat of aquatic invasive species, changes in land use, water quality decline, stress on fish and wildlife habitat, and conflicts over how people relate to and use our waters.

The continued quality of tomorrow's lakes depends on today's decisions. The Wisconsin Association of Lakes (WAL) works with lake groups, citizens, and the legislature so future Wisconsinites will continue to have the right to boat, fish, swim, and enjoy the natural scenic beauty of our special lakes.

Wisconsin lakes need your support

Many issues that negatively impact your lake result from decisions made and actions taken far from your lake shoreline. We work towards state level solutions for the challenges faced by many lakes while supporting strong local protection efforts.

We represent lake groups, businesses, and citizens like you who care about Wisconsin's lakes as a natural resource, and who also recognize the value healthy lakes bring to property values, tourist economies, and overall quality of life.


See the WAL website at WisconsinLakes.org