Let's make healthy lakes together!
Lakeshore property owners improve habitat and water quality with simple and inexpensive projects.
As a Chicago kid, Dan Butkus reveled in the opportunity to head north to Squash Lake in Oneida County where his parents owned a cabin. He filled his days fishing and swimming with his sister in the clear water and looking for critters in the grasses, shrubs and trees in the yard between the lake and the family's beloved home-away-from-home. He still remembers that fateful day over 50 years ago when his dad cleared the woods. Butkus' childhood stomping grounds, where his creativity simultaneously thrived with the frogs and songbirds depending on that habitat for food and shelter, haven't been the same until he took advantage of Healthy Lakes over the past couple years.Read full article