NOW:53045:USA01489
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01489
30°
H ° L °
Cloudy | 0MPH

Lake Country Clean Water Festival Makes a Splash

June 20, 2013

The Lake Country Clean Water Festival (LCCWF) makes a splash in sustainable practices encouraging the preservation of Pewaukee Lake. This festival, held in conjunction with the Pewaukee Kiwanis Beach Party, offers a variety of educational opportunities from over 15 organizations from all over southeast Wisconsin offering information on issues like invasive species, best practices for aquatic weed management and boater safety. While learning, enjoy water fun for all ages like “Learn to Ski” clinic, fishing clinic, learn to log roll, wake board demonstrations, Zumba on the beach & more! The Lake Country Clean Water Festival will be Friday, June 21, 5pm-11:30pm & Saturday, June 22, 9am-11:30pm and is FREE and open to the public.

The LCCWF was founded by the Pewaukee Lake Water Ski Club in 2011, created to raise awareness of the issues facing area waterways while funding future efforts to preserve them. In its first year, the event raised over $5,000 to donate to the Friends of the Parks of Pewaukee for the purchase of “Eagle Eye” technology. This device deters E.Coli in the waters by rerouting birds’ flight patterns away from Pewaukee Lakefront Park. 2012 fundraising efforts generated $7,000 donated to the Lake Pewaukee Sanitary District for the Water Resource Fund, Wetland Fund and Water Quality Testing.

This festival along with many Waukesha Pewaukee events are making strides to “green” their event by making environmentally friendly choices and educating attendees in the process. The Waukesha Pewaukee Convention and Visitor Bureau (WPCVB) became Travel Green Certified by the Department of Tourism in 2012 and is pleased to promote the Lake Country Clean Water Festival for their efforts. Other Waukesha Pewaukee Travel Green Certifications include the Waukesha County Fair, SummerStage at Lapham Peak State Park and Positively Pewaukee’s Waterfront Wednesday events.

The Convention and Visitor Bureau (CVB) is an economic development organization that strengthens the area by attracting visitors in the convention, sports and leisure markets. Through CVB sales and marketing efforts, Waukesha Pewaukee hosts lively meetings of waterfronts, downtowns, fun and people. To learn more about our meetings visit www.visitwaukesha.org.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Westbound I-94 reopens after car fire at Brookfield ramp Updated:  1/27

» Residents invited to explore Germany 1/27

» City could spend over $12 million in providing aid for Irgens' The Corridor 1/22

» Brookfield council tables quarry project citing unanswered questions 1/20

» Brookfield officially changes water dept. schedules 1/20

» Suspected getaway driver in deadly robbery tells police being helpful 'in her nature' Updated:  1/19

» Registration for fee-based Elmbrook Preschool opens Feb. 5 1/19

» 2 arrested in fatal Waukesha Citgo robbery linked to violent spree Updated:  1/16

» Redevelopment plan proposed for Town of Brookfield Kmart site 1/16

» Suburban Selfies contest extended through Jan. 25; two selfie solutions to get you started! 1/15

» Brookfield East High School's Business Education Department recognized by council of Gov. Scott Walk 1/14

» Construction planned for I-94, Brookfield bridges 1/13

» Makeovers for pair of Brookfield shopping centers move on to Common Council 1/13

» Brookfield officials approve of apartment project, lament lack of lake access 1/13

» Brookfield printing company Wisconsin Web Offset to close 1/9

» Brookfield survey shows slight majority in favor of more chickens 1/6

» Brookfield takes another step in Irgens' TIF request 1/6

» Waukesha County executive race attracts 4 candidates Updated:  1/6

» Elm Grove aiming to restrict portable storage containers 1/6

» Lazar joins ballot for Waukesha County circuit judge 1/5

» Wind Chill advisory in effect for Waukesha County 1/4

» Brad Schimel names Susan Opper as acting DA in Waukesha County 1/2

» St. Dominic Catholic School to hold first Winterlude concert on Jan. 7 1/2

» Brookfield Goodwill store remains on pace to open 12/29

» Suburban Selfies is back! Win a $200 dinner! 12/24

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT