Marty Wilke

Thank you again for all the technical support and encouragement you provided as our website was set up in 2017 for the Waushara County Watershed Lakes Council / WCWLC. In mid-2017, our members voted to have a lakekit website after seeing sample demonstrations of 2 active lakekit websites and one example of a possible county-organization website. WCWLC wanted to be able to provide an online source of information both to our 30-member lake groups as well as to the public and our local communities. The lakekit network template was very helpful and with the included online resources, available e-mail support, and a beginner’s workshop at the UW-Ex Lakes Convention, I felt comfortable building and previewing changes as the website was built (was a great stress reducer to know you could preview your changes before saving/updating the website).

Now we have an online resource that provides our WCWLC meeting dates, agendas, minutes, financial reports to allow members to look at current and past meeting information in a central location. Often times information shared at a meeting is needed later on and our website allows anyone to retrieve whatever data is needed or refer others to our resources. We also use the website to showcase the projects we’ve engaged in to document activities as well as what our issues are to manage our lakes and rivers in Waushara County. The photo gallery is especially appreciated since it can provide examples of lake group projects, ways to engage lake group members in healthy lake management or inspire more groups to set up their own projects. We hope it also stimulates collaboration between groups/members to solve common problems. Our website also includes a protected/log-in required tab that holds the current list of lake groups and their contacts now that security/phishing e-mail concerns are a reality.

Plans to add an archival page where older resources/documents can be stored after 1 year (that can be accessed thru link from records/resource page) will be added this year. We appreciate that now with Wisconsin Lakes and UW-Ex Lakes collaboration, their expertise and educational benefits will make our skillset and lake management knowledge stronger. Thanks for all the lakekit network help to get us this far – we look forward to future opportunities as the lakekit network grows.

Marty Wilke – WCWLC website manager
Waushara County Watershed Lakes Council
wcwlc.org/mail-list

Thank you again for all the technical support and encouragement you provided as our website was set up in 2017 for the Waushara County Watershed Lakes Council / WCWLC. In mid-2017, our members voted to have a lakekit website after seeing sample demonstrations of 2 active lakekit websites and one example of a possible county-organization website. WCWLC wanted to be able to provide an online source of information both to our 30-member lake groups as well as to the public and our local communities. The lakekit network template was very helpful and with the included online resources, available e-mail support, and a beginner’s workshop at the UW-Ex Lakes Convention, I felt comfortable building and previewing changes as the website was built (was a great stress reducer to know you could preview your changes before saving/updating the website).

Now we have an online resource that provides our WCWLC meeting dates, agendas, minutes, financial reports to allow members to look at current and past meeting information in a central location. Often times information shared at a meeting is needed later on and our website allows anyone to retrieve whatever data is needed or refer others to our resources. We also use the website to showcase the projects we’ve engaged in to document activities as well as what our issues are to manage our lakes and rivers in Waushara County. The photo gallery is especially appreciated since it can provide examples of lake group projects, ways to engage lake group members in healthy lake management or inspire more groups to set up their own projects. We hope it also stimulates collaboration between groups/members to solve common problems. Our website also includes a protected/log-in required tab that holds the current list of lake groups and their contacts now that security/phishing e-mail concerns are a reality.

Plans to add an archival page where older resources/documents can be stored after 1 year (that can be accessed thru link from records/resource page) will be added this year. We appreciate that now with Wisconsin Lakes and UW-Ex Lakes collaboration, their expertise and educational benefits will make our skillset and lake management knowledge stronger. Thanks for all the lakekit network help to get us this far – we look forward to future opportunities as the lakekit network grows.

Marty Wilke – WCWLC website manager
Waushara County Watershed Lakes Council
wcwlc.org/mail-list

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