As outdoor sporting groups across northern Wisconsin are struggling to engage and attract young members, one Price County lake association is working hard to improve their lake and at the same time bring youth into the outdoors – one person at a time.
The Solberg Lake Association has been endeavoring to improve the number of walleye in the lake for several years and this spring they worked with Phillips High School student Elise Ertl, who gave them a very welcome helping hand in their zooplankton study.
“Elise was a very critical path to getting the work we needed done,” said Jan Huml, president of the Solberg Lake Association. “I feel it is important for our youth to be involved in the outdoors to understand the importance of how our ecosystem affects us on a daily basis. Working with the lake associations is great avenue for youth to see firsthand how association membership has a strong connection to ensure our natural resources are protected.”