The Friends of Mirror and Shadow Lakes will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Holly Center, 321 S. Main St.
The group will review the results of the citizen survey and begin the process of developing a lake management plan for the two lakes.
The citizen survey was conducted by the Friends of Mirror and Shadow Lakes in the summer and fall of 2009.
The citizen surveys were sent to 2,300 households in the city of Waupaca through water bills. An additional 40 surveys were handed out at the beach and boat landing.
At the Oct. 27 meeting, Jen McNelly, of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Center for Watershed Science and Education, will present and discuss the results from the returned surveys.
“The results from these surveys provide a very important perspective on what is happening in, on and around Mirror and Shadow lakes. This information can help guide what future activities take place on these lakes,” she said.
The second part of the meeting will be spent beginning the lake management planning process for Mirror and Shadow lakes.
The lake management planning process is designed to enable participants to learn about Mirror and Shadow lakes, to identify factors important to lake residents and users, and to develop goals and objectives for each lake.
The process will conclude with the creation of a management plan that will provide guidance about how to address existing problems and prevent future ones. Common topics in lake management plans include water quality, invasive aquatic plants, fishery and/or shoreland habitat.
Interested citizens are encouraged to participate in the Mirror and Shadow lakes management planning process.
“Our lakes are such an asset to the city, affecting everyone, not just the lakes’ landowners. I hope we have residents from all over the city participate with us in this process,” said Carol Elvery, with Friends of Mirror and Shadow Lakes.
Those interested in serving on the Mirror and Shadow Lakes Management Planning Committee may contact Elvery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The planning sessions are open to the public. Information can be found at www.cityofwaupaca.org. Click Government in the navigation bar, select Parks and Recreation in the drop-down menu, then click Friends of Mirror and Shadow Lakes.