Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) has become an enormous issue to us in the Northland as well as across the nation.
The threat to our pristine waters is great and a challenge for us now. What should we look for? What should we do?
Who do we talk to? and plenty of additional questions need to be asked and answered.
WCOLA is attempting to face these questions and working to find answers. Of course we don’t have the resources
to deal with these issues on any kind of grand scale. We must depend on State and National agencies to counter the invasions,
but we as lake property owners and lovers of the waters can be informed and responsible for our own actions.
Please review the articles in this web site as a starting point. Also look over the new Water Quality Management Plan
and its replacement coming in June as well as our brand new AIS Rapid Response Plan to see what WCOLA is doing.
We plan to add information as we can and will continue to include articles of interest in our newsletters.
For urgent issues, WCOLA will issue “ALERTS” via email to all Chain of Lakes people.
Meet the people that make WCOLA great!
WCOLA Officers for 2017-2018
Jim Olijnek - President
Chair of our Business and Enviromental Committees
Louis Gueltzow -Vice President
Susan Lick - Secretary
Chair of the Communication Committee
Jean Koewler - Treasurer
Roger Linder and Tom Klatt - Social Commitee Chairs
Sherry Miner - Publisher WCOLA Newsletter
Doug Griffin - Chair of Government Relations
John Zimmerman - Chair of Historical Committee