Call for Building Committee Members

The Manitowish Waters Town Board is accepting applications from interested persons to serve on a Building Committee.  The purpose of the Committee will be to assist in the planning and provide input for the proposed addition to the Town Hall.  If you are interested in serving please call Dana Hilbert, Clerk/Treasurer, at 715-543-8400, email, or mail a letter of interest to PO Box 267, Manitowish Waters.  Applications will be accepted until 1 PM on Friday November 23, 2018.

John Hanson
Town Chairman

Community Wildfire Protection Plan Workshop #2

Join us for the second Community Wildfire Protection Plan workshop on Wednesday, October 10th at 2:30pm. We will continue the discussion on wildfire risk assessment, mitigation strategies, and finishing our community plan. The workshop is open to the public, and we would love to have your input.


Manitowish Waters Town Board Workshop
Tuesday Oct. 10, 2018
2:30 PM

The Town Board will be meeting with DNR Staff to further develop plans for the Community Wildfire Protection Plan.  No action will be taken.

  • Welcome
  • Community Risk Assessment Review
    • edits
  • Hazard Mitigation Strategies
    • Read and develop additional strategies
    • Rank strategies
    • Develop timeline
  • What is next for the CWPP process?
    • Additional mapping
    • Editing the plan
    • Resolution to Adopt by town
  • 2019 Wildfire Risk Reduction grant applications
    • Applications: criteria
    • Project ideas:  review CWPP mitigation strategies
    • Write 2019 Grant Application
  • Schedule Next meeting

Dana Hilbert, Clerk/Treasurer
Attest to posting October 9, 2018

Community Wildfire Protection Plan Workshop

The Town Board and DNR are having a workshop on Tuesday, September 18th at the Town Hall starting at 12:30 PM to begin planning for the Community Wildfire Prevention Plan (CWPP).  Public participation is encouraged.  If you are interested in participating please come to the Town Hall  and learn about the program and how you can participate.

Alder Lake Road CLOSED

Alder Lake Road will be closed to through traffic from Little Manitowish Road to McIlvain Road Tuesday, September 4th – Friday, September 7th for the purpose of replacing a culvert.  Access to all residents up to McIlvain Road will  have to be from South Townline Road.  Access to all residents up to Little Manitowish Road will have to be from Powell Road.

Community Garden Informational Meeting

…yearning to garden but can’t find enough sun in the woods?
…trying to garden but can’t keep the wildlife from devouring your crops?
…want an activity to teach your children or grandchildren how healthy, organic
produce is grown?
…want to meet others who share your passion for gardening?
…want to learn to garden but don’t have a clue where to begin?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, please come to an informational meeting for a brief presentation by determined and hopeful MW organizers, and a Q&A with organizers of the successful Presque Isle Community Garden.

Please RSVP, or if you cannot attend but would like more information, please send an email to or call Karen 262-366-3718.