Programs of the Clean Water Association are designed to activate and educate Lake Country residents through volunteerism and participation. We provide a wide range of education programs, tours, and "roll up your sleeves" activities...all of which play an important role in watershed protection.
Lake Science Academy
A monthly education seminar presented by industry experts on various lake water quality topics such as Invasive Species, Algae Blooms, Leaf Management, Farm Conservation and lots more!
These events are hosted at Oconomowoc Community Center and Harken Industries in Pewaukee.
Ag Resource Day
This is an annual workshop and panel discussion for farmers on areas of relevant interest, such as, Farm Succession Planning, Conservation Programs and various conservation cost-share programs.
This event is hosted by Tall Pines Conservancy and Clean Water Assocation at the Ashippun Town Hall in Ashippun.
Healthy Lakes Conference
An annual conference and field tours to raise awareness, engage and educate the residents of Lake Country on the issues, threats and good work being done to save our lakes.
The conference includes presentations on various water quality related subjects. The afternoon offers multiple opportunities to tour conservation at work in farm fields, shorelines, and wetlands.
Lake Cleanup Projects
There are endless possibilities for volunteers from business groups or communities to lend a hand with everything from picking up trash to removal of invasive species.
Contact us if you are interested in "getting dirty"
Heavy rain events and spring runoff are not only major threats to our waterways, but a tell tale sign of problems areas we could be helping to improve. We need folks that will explore streams and lakes where water or soil is running into the system. We will be looking for water samples, pictures and video of the area so we can identify the issue and craft a solution that makes sense for both the landowner and the environment.
Water Quality Monitoring
There is a water quality monitoring program in place for the Oconomowoc River Watershed and various volunteer spots throughout Lake Country. CWA will be training additional volunteers to take water samples, clarity readings and temperature at various locations to fill the gaps not covered by the current programs. We will also be monitoring beach water quality.
All of the info is placed in a central data base that can analyze and detect areas of concern within the watershed, providing a targeted approach to conservation strategies.