Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association


Raise the Bridge

Welcome to the Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association Website. This site is designed to provide up-to-date information about LWIPA activities, our organization, resources, and important issues that affect property owners, recreational users of Lake Wissota, and others who enjoy and value this wonderful resource. Please use the drop-down navigation links above to explore this site and view the many activities and projects of the LWIPA.

The Lake Wissota Improvement & Protection Association is a 501C3 non profit organization made up of volunteers with the common goal to preserve, enhance and protect Lake Wissota.  Please join us in the pursuit of this goal.

President's Compass

On a recent vacation in Mexico, I was surprised by the number of people, from all over the United States, who knew about Chippewa Falls and Lake Wissota. It made me feel proud of the place that we call home.

COVID-19 has added to the challenges for the Lake Wissota Improvement & Protection Association board of directors. However, this group has continued to volunteer many hours to achieve our goals. I want to list just a few of the many accomplishments of this past year that are the result of that hard work:

-An entertaining and informative annual picnic at the SandBar last June.
-The continuation of obtaining DNR grants for implementation of Healthy Lakes projects.
-A membership drive that increased membership to nearly 400
-Publication of an excellent spring and fall newsletter.
-The formation of a new fishing committee comprised of reps from local conservation groups and residents of the Lake Wissota area.
-Successful negotiation of a new contract with the Chippewa County Land Conservation and Forest Management Department to ensure the continuation of the Lake Wissota Stewardship Project.
-A new initiative to continue Aquatic Invasive Species monitoring and education.
-The completion of a new website through the volunteer work of Bill Cunningham.

We should all be very proud of the many volunteers associated with the LWIPA. Be sure to thank them when you have a chance.

Dick Barrickman

Latest Newsletter

watershed council

Recent News

Open meeting with the DNR to discuss the shape of the Lake Wissota fishery. Click Here for details.

Parents – Here is an Opportunity for Your Kids to Improve Lake Wissota

Town of Lafayette Railroad Bridge Fund Information

Correction to the Newsletter: The June 18 picnic starts at 11am (not 1pm)

Plans move forward to raise rail bridge on Lake Wissota

Beaver Creek Reserve will host a monthly webinar on an aquatic invasive species. The program is free but participation is limited. Click Here for more information.

2021 Lake Wissota Stewardship Project Annual Report

We are exited to announce the completion of the Nine Key Element Watershed Plan For The Lower Yellow River Watershed and Moon Bay of Lake Wissota. This opens the door for future funding of clean water projects in the Yellow River watershed. Click here for a copy of the plan.

Lake Partners

Lake Wissota Facts