The Winnebago Waterways Program works with watershed residents to improve, protect and enjoy the lakes and tributaries within the Winnebago System.

Lake Winnebago Dock
  • The Winnebago System, located in Northeast Wisconsin, consists of Lakes Poygan, Butte des Morts, Winneconne, Winnebago, and portions of the Wolf and Upper Fox Rivers. These lakes contain 17% of Wisconsin's freshwater.
  • The Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance leads Lake Management Planning efforts for the Winnebago Lakes and collaborates with the multiple jurisdictions involved in the Winnebago System, including the county land conservation departments and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
  • The Lake Management Plan covers eight management areas: water quality, watershed management, habitat, recreation, aquatic invasive species, aquatic plants, shoreline management and community engagement. 
  • Algal blooms and pollution from agricultural runoff were identified as two of the top issues of concern for local stakeholders for the Winnebago System.