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Public discusses the effect of wake boating on shorelines in MinocquaSubmitted: 01/16/2018
MINOCQUA - Monday night at a Minocqua town board meeting around two dozen people gathered to discuss wake boat operations on area lakes.

Minocqua resident Jerry Mader had asked the topic to be put on the agenda out of concern for the impact wake boat waves have on shorelines.


Mader argued that now the boats are bigger than they used to be, the waves made are larger and more damaging. 

Several wake board enthusiasts attended the meeting.

One man, who represented the Stengl Marine boat service shop in Minocqua, says that more education could help.

"We have a group Surf Sconsin that teaches surfing, and one of their main goals is to teach people proper operation. How to use the boats properly, how to stay out of the shorelines." 

It was determined through the discussion that working to spread more education throughout the community was the best option.

Community organizations, such as the chamber of commerce, pledged to help by posting safety information to their websites and newsletters during the summer months.

Mader stated he was happy with the results of the discussion.


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