215 County Hwy. W • Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 • 877-543-2085

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Waves of Change: Connecting People to Our Wonderful Water Resources

This is the “Up North” experience. When you visit the Northwoods, whether in person or in your memories, you know it is defined not only by its abundant forests but also by its water. This unique land is punctuated by one of the highest concentrations of inland freshwater lakes in the world, intersected by streams and rivers. In Vilas County alone, there are more than 1,320 lakes, more than any other county in Wisconsin.

Exploring this region by land is a one dimensional experience. One can only truly know a lake from the water. For some, a visit to the North Lakeland Discovery Center is the first time in a watercraft, a first time learning to paddle, and a first time exploring an undeveloped river or the majesty of our connected chain.

With your help, our 2016 Fund-a-Wish campaign brings that experience to the visitors of the North Lakeland Discovery Center. Whether it is learning about the sustenance a healthy fishery can bring to a region, or about the tell-tales of macroinvertebrates, the abundance of which predicts the health of a lake, visitors to the Discovery Center explore first-hand, and ultimately, cherish the pure waters of our region.

Water is the most precious commodity of the 21st Century. In this technology-dependent age, getting outside and on the water is vital.

Your support brings a day of water education to a child, properly fitting life vests and paddles, or water exploration activities for all ages. Your gift, like ripples on the water, will inspire an ethic of care for our water resources for years to come.

Donate to Fund-A-Wish: Waves of Change today.


Our Mission

Our mission is to enrich lives and inspire an ethic of care for Wisconsin's Northwoods, through the facilitation of connections among nature, people and community.