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Keeping Our Lake Clean

This page will fill with current information on best practices to keep the high water quality we enjoy on Round Lake.
  1. Issues with shoreline development - problems with run off.
    Articles on Core Sediment testing are very helpful in understanding how significant increases in nitrates and other foreign chemicals over the last 20 years have adversely affected the lake.
    • Letting your shoreline go wild - beautiful ways to help the lake with native plants (photos of well-done shorelines).
      Talking points to use when trying to help educate your lakeside neighbor.

  2. “How You Can Help Keep The Lake Clean”
    Section on basic respect for the lake, its wildlife & your neighbors. Example: "Feeding the foul and promoting swimmers itch”

  3. “Current Relevant Articles”
    Link for all articles relating to water quality


The WI DNR joined with the MN DNR and MI DEQ to produce a public service announcement about aquatic invasive species.

Here’s a link to the video:

Clean Boat Landing Poster

The WI DNR poster for all boat landings.

Here’s a link to the poster: Poster

Fighting Eurasian Watermilfoil in Wisconsin

The WI DNR paper by Sandy Engel

Here’s a link to the paper: Paper

NR 155 Update

Information on shoreland development from Sawyer County

Here’s a link to the information: Information

Please Don't Hit Golf Balls into the Lake!

A significant amount of golf balls have been observed in the lake during environmental monitoring inspections. The golf ball takes a long time to decompose; 100 to 1,000 years! In addition, the golf ball may release heavy metals into the water during the decomposition process than can be picked up by the fish. So, please don't hit your old golf balls into the lake or woods. Dispose of them property by donating them to the local driving range.

For a article on the subject, click here.

Enemy of the Lake

Phosphorus turns our waters green. Wouldn't you rather see your toes?

For a article on the subject, click here.


Questions often arise concerning how a lake’s water quality has changed through time as a result of watershed disturbances. In most cases there is little or no reliable long-term data. Questions often asked are if the condition of the lake has changed, when did this occur, what were the causes, and what were the historical condition of the lake? Paleoecology offers a way to address these issues.

For the report, click here.