Welcome to the Manitowish Waters Lakes Association

Established in 1992, the Manitowish Waters Lakes Association is a 501(c)(3), not for profit, organization advocating for clean, healthy lake and river environments in our Township. All donations to the MWLA are fully tax deductible as allowed by relevant law.

Our Purpose:

The purpose of the Manitowish Waters Lakes Association, Inc. is to educate the public and maintain, protect and enhance the water quality, fishery, boating safety, and native habitat of the Manitowish Waters Chain of Lakes and other waters in Manitowish Waters Township for the benefit of the members and the general public. 

This site is intended to provide timely and easily accessible information to our members.  As always, your input is of great value.  Please use the menu above to navigate our site as well as to give us feedback on how we may serve you better. 

We are involved in:

  • Water Clarity and Quality Testing
  • Navigation and Boating Regulation Awareness
  • Monitoring Local Government Meetings
  • Publishing a Newsletter
  • Maintaining a website 
  • Adopt a Highway Program
  • Annual Town 4th of July and Colorama Events
  • Safeguarding Our Waters from Aquatic Invasive Species through a partnership with the Town and the North Lakeland discovery Center
  • ‘Lake Captain and Deckhand’ Aquatic Invasive Species Volunteer Monitoring Program
  • Volunteering at Boat Landings for the “Clean Boats Clean Waters” Program
  • Fish Crib Project

The MWLA has standing committees in:

  • Public Communications
  • Community Outreach
  • Government Relations
  • Water Ecology & Safety
  • Administration

Who can be a member?  Membership in the Association shall be open to any individual, family, business, or organization that (a) subscribes to the purposes of the Association and (b) owns or leases property within one mile of the Manitowish Waters Chain or any other lake or river located wholly or partially within the Manitowish Waters Township, or (c) resides on or within one mile of the Manitowish Waters chain or any other lake or river located wholly or partially within the Manitowish Waters Township for at least one month each year, or (d) any other member approved by a majority of the board of directors.

Annual Meeting: The annual meeting of the Association shall be held in the vicinity of Manitowish Waters during the month of July. The date, time and place shall be arranged by the Board of Directors unless otherwise specified by the previous annual meeting. The agenda of the annual meeting shall include elections, discussion of projects, adoption of a budget, member concerns and an educational program. Members, guests, and the public are cordially invited to attend.

Our next Annual Meeting/Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the MW Community Center pavilion. The meeting/picnic is free to members and open to the public.