Dedicated to implementing a practical plan that allows Rush Lake, its affiliated streams, and connected wetlands to achieve their full recreational, aesthetic, and wildlife potentials for the mutual benefit of those who live, work, study, and recreate in the watershed.



Upcoming Events:
Winter General Meeting
Thursday, January 16, 2019
7PM @ Nepeuskun Town Hall

What We Are Working On:

Develop a Lake Management Plan.  This is critical in order to maximize Rush Lake's value to the public and wildlife.  It will be developed based on public input and field verified data.

Current Lake Management Planning (LMP) Initiatives include:
     Public Questionnaire
     Public Open House & Field Day
     Public Meetings & Outreach Events
     Lake & Stream Water Quality Tests
     Aquatic Plant Survey
     Lake Sediment Testing
     Muskrat Survey
     Determine Future LMP Initiatives



Rush Lake is the largest prairie pothole East of the Mississippi River.  This watershed has served as a rich natural resource, and has been used by humankind since 8,000 B.C.  Settlers dammed the lake in the 1800's and ever since, the "correct" water level has been debated.  The water level has been kept artificially high for much of the time since.

Vegetation disappeared, carp invaded, and lead shot accumulated.  Years of these issues caused the lake to deteriorate.  Rush Lake, once known as a premier destination for wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts, had become a far cry from what it once was.  In 2002, Rush Lake Watershed Restoration, Inc. was founded with the purpose of connecting the community with various governmental bodies, to collaboratively work to restore Rush Lake.

The Lake

How to Help

A successfully developed and implemented Lake Management Plan starts here.  You can make a real difference!  How? Complete the public questionnaire by 11/7/19.  Click here!

Join in at fundraisers, outreach events, & meetings.  Volunteer your time and talent.  Our direction started from and continues today thanks to public input and participation. 
We are a tax exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  Your contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. 
Your contribution makes a real impact.  In the 10 years since the 2000's Restoration, nearly 95% of all spending has gone toward conserving & improving the Rush Lake Watershed. RWLRI has no employees and does not compensate its officers and directors.
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