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Contact your Legislators about Act 55


Dear Lake Association Colleagues:

Now is the time to contact our state senators and Assembly members to voice our concerns about the shoreland zoning provisions slipped into the state budget (Act 55) in June.

Below is a sample letter that includes key points that we hope will make it easy for your members to contact their legislators directly.  Some may wish to use the sample over their own signature/s.  Preferably, many will use the information in the sample to draft a letter in their own words.

Either way, it is important to include at least a sentence or two about your concerns/fears/issues affecting your lake and your family as a result of the shoreland zoning provisions. Your personal concerns are a powerful message. 

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Shoreland Legislation Eliminates Local Control and Threatens Loon Nesting Success

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Shoreland Legislation Eliminates Local Control and Threatens Loon Nesting Success

Dear Loon Enthusiasts,

We are writing to inform LoonWatch supporters of a proposal before the state legislature that would have negative impacts on Wisconsin’s loon population and take away local control to protect lakes (budget motion #520, paragraph 23).  As lakeshore property owners and lake users, it is important to understand how this legislation will directly affect your lake.  The following questions and answers are meant to provide clarification of the ramifications if this legislation is passed.

Read more in the latest Loon Watch Update.

Wisconsin DNR Shoreland Zoning Information

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Wisconsin DNR Shoreland Zoning Information

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