The official purpose of the Association is to “preserve and protect the Gordon-St Croix Flowage and its surroundings, and to enhance the water quality, fishery, boating safety, and aesthetic values of the Gordon-St Croix Flowage, as a pubic recreational facility for today and for future generations.”
The Gordon Flowage association was one of the first lake associations formed in Douglas County, it continues to be one of the most active associations in the area. We started the association in the early 1990s, with Gene Risler as our first president.
Working with Douglas County, the Association set aside 1100 acres for special use on Bubar Island; this land will now remain pristine and undeveloped forever. Another 18 acres was bought by the county from an individual, making Wilcox Island’s 220 acres free from development. Bubar Island was designated as a benchmark standard.
For the past several years, our members have been helping with roadside cleanup on roads we’ve adopted near the Flowage. We’ve also been involved in a number of local conservation and stewardship initiatives.
To Protect and Serve
We don’t mind promoting the Flowage; we’re proud to share this outstanding resource. We’ve helped fund the construction of a concrete boat landing, and every year we work with local resort owners to host the annual Gordon Flowage Ice Fishing Contest.
We’re especially proud, however, of the work we’ve done over the years to preserve and protect the Flowage. In the years ahead, we’ll continue to work on initiatives like these:
- Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Control and Education.
- The Clean Boats, Clean Waters Program.
- Loon Monitoring and Protection.
- Water Quality Monitoring.
- Getting the Lead Out.
- Shoreline Restoration.
- Boating Safety.