Iron County Lakes and Rivers Alliance, Inc., will present Sandy Wickman, Outreach Specialist with UW Extension Lakes, to speak at their next meeting on Saturday, July 22nd at 9:00 AM at the Mercer Community Center. Sandy’s topic will be citizen lake testing, including how the data collected in the last 32 years has been used and how citizens can access that data to check the health of their lakes. She will provide information on the type of data collected, such as water clarity, invasive species, chemistry, etc. and how citizens can get involved in the process. She will be able to pull up information on specific Iron County lakes from the DNR website. Ms. Wickman has worked in this capacity for 20 years.
Following the presentation and a question-answer session, ICLRA will hold their annual business meeting. Members and other interested lake and river enthusiasts are invited to stay and learn what ICLRA does. Membership dues must be paid before the start of the business meeting in order for attendees to vote on officers and other issues. Election of President and Secretary will be held.
Iron County Lakes Alliance was formed in 2001 and became the Iron County Lakes and Rivers Alliance in 2012. The purpose of this non-profit organization is to protect county waters through education and communication and to advocate for riparian owners and lake and river associations in county and state government. Membership is open to lake and river associations as well as to individuals. Programs are free and open to the public. For more information or to make your voice heard by joining ICLRA, Inc., email firstname.lastname@example.org , call 715-476-2881, and come to the meeting July 22nd.