Volunteer Appreciation Party Will be on

August 12th 2019, at Pike's Pine Isle, 5:00PM 


        “Bee the Change – Make Pollinators Great Again” Event highlighted a presentation and a guided garden tour by Heather Holm, an award-winning author of many popular bee and pollinator books, a film screening of “Hometown Habitat” featuring renowned entomologist, Dr. Douglas Tallamy, information on buckthorn identification and how to remove it, and the effects of invasive plants on pollinators. There was a be a native wildflower sale following the garden tour.  For a complete information, visit the Three Lakes Chamber of Commerce webpage at  This event is sponsored by the Edith Reiter Trust, Three Lakes Waterfront Association, Three Lakes Community Foundation, and private sponsors. Any donations collected will be used to help fund pollinator-friendly habitat sites around the Three Lakes community.
        For more information, contact Baerbel Ehrig, Oneida County pollinator project coordinator at or call Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department at 715-369-7835 or Healing Nature Center at 715-546-8080.


Aquatic Invasive Species Workshop

The annual TLWA Aquatic Invasive Species Workshop was held June 14, 2019.

Members were encouraged to attend along with family,friends and neighbors. Learn about the threat to our lakes and what you can do about it.
Sharpening their skills in identifying Eurasian Water Milfoil and other invasives.
Steph Boismenue of the Oneida County Conservation Department,
with Sandy Wickman of the Wisconsin DNR provided the hands on experience in an outdoor classroom.
On the water
The TLWA Rapid Response Dive Team demonstrated hand pulling control of Milfoil in full SCUBA gear working from their custom dive platform.



NEWS TLWA Member Plaques Produced For Our 50th Anniversary

As part of the TLWA 50th Anniversary, volunteers from the Three Lakes Waterfront Association (TLWA) have made 1000 cedar plaques that feature the new TLWA logo. These plaques will go to association members, and are mounted on the street-number/address posts at their Three Lakes homes. Each member of the TLWA will get one of these signs that were designed by board member Bruce Renquist. The plaque is a good way to show your pride of membership in an organization that works extensively to preserve and protect the quality of our waters, and has done so for the past 50 years!

The project took place at the Fab Lab at the Three Lakes High School. The TLWA is paid members of the school Engineering Club for help in making the plaques, and the club will use the funds for field trips.

Additional help for this project came from Kwaterski Brothers Wood Products in the form of a 50% discount on the cedar materials.


Past Newsletters

To view a recent issue of Making Waves, Three Lakes Waterfront Newsletter, click on the issue name below.


Making Waves, Fall 2018

Making Waves, Spring 2018

Making Waves, Fall 2017

Making Waves, Spring 2017

Making Waves, Spring 2016

Making Waves, Spring 2015

Making Waves, Fall 2014

Making Waves, Spring 2014

Making Waves, Fall 2013

Making Waves, Spring 2013

Making Waves, Winter 2012

Making Waves, Spring 2011

For Copies of Making Waves before Spring 2011 please contact us Three Lakes Waterfront Association


Wells Are Indeed a Deep Subject

(A Private Well Class - Online)

A free online course that helps homeowners understand and care for their water supply wells is now available.  Because our home water supply systems tend to be taken for granted (until there is a serious problem) we wanted to bring this to our members attention as this course (10 online "lessons", easily downloaded) will provide much useful information.

Developed by the University of Illinois and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership, the "lessons" cover:  Science of Groundwater; Groundwater and Well Contamination; Well Construction and Types; Your Water Well System; Maintenance, Operation and Best Practices; Emergency Situations, Failures and Problem Solving; Getting Help, Finding Local Answers; Groundwater Quality and Source Water Protection; Sampling and Interpreting Results; and, Water Treatment Solutions.

The "lessons" are sent to you once a week by email for 10 weeks.  The program also offers three Webinars to support/reinforce your learning.

You can sign up for your free class at:

TIP:  When lessons 2-10 arrive, click where it says:  "If you are having trouble viewing this email, click here to read it on the web."  Doing so will allow you to see and print figures and photographs that correspond to the text.

Thank You, Paul Matthiae


Three Lakes Waterfront Association PO Box 145 Three Lakes WI 54562


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