Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Conservation vs. parties — which 'wild' will it be on Lulu Lake?

Town of Troy — Lulu Lake in northern Walworth County is isolated, surrounded by wetlands with no access roads. It is designated an exceptional water resource, and some call it wild.

Others call it a party place.

Increasing numbers of summer partygoers on big boats — as many as 90 gas-powered watercraft a day — are entering the lake through a Mukwonago River channel from Eagle Spring Lake in Waukesha County. The pontoons and other boats pack the shore, propellers churn up the lake bottom and bring in invasive species, and crowds trample natural areas, say members of The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin.

Read more from Journal Sentinel: http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/conservationists-vs-partiers--which-wild-will-it-be-on-lulu-lake-b99214126z1-248099291.html#ixzz2v0vxFlem
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