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WLI News
National Trails Day in Whitefish - June 3, 2017 Whitefish, Montana - Flathead Beacon
Training dates set for volunteer lake-monitoring network - June 1, 2017 Whitefish, Montana - Whitefish Pilot
Nonprofits selected for annual Great Fish Community Challenge May 31, 2017 Whitefish, Montana - Whitefish Pilot
Institute honors water monitoring volunteers - Whitefish Pilot - May 24, 2017
Checks for the Community - Whitefish Pilot - May 24,, 2017
Study: Not All Montanans Aware of Invasive Mussels - Flathead Beacon - May 11, 2017
Mandatory boat inspections begin for lake - Whitefish Pilot - April 26, 2017
Whitefish Lake Institute and City of Whitefish Release Boating Regulations for Whitefish Lake - Whitefish Convention and Visitors Bureau - April 25, 2017
Whitefish Fortifies Defense Against Invasive Species - Whitefish Pilot - April 19, 2017
Foundation grant helps start AIS prevention program - Whitefish Pilot - April 12, 2017
Watercraft Inspector-Decontaminator - Whitefish Pilot - April 12, 2017
AIS Program aims to protect Whitefish Lake - Whitefish Pilot - April 5, 2017
City approves AIS program - Whitefish Pilot - March 29, 2017
Help Wanted - Flathead Beacon - March 29, 2017
Institute announces new scholarships - Whitefish Pilot - March 22, 2017
WLI presents information on the City's Aquatic Invasive Species program - Whitefish Pilot - March 1, 2017
Institute honors educator, water quality work - Whitefish Pilot - February 15, 2017, 2017
Preventative Measures key in keeping AIS out of lake - Whitefish Pilot - January 4, 2017, 2017
Invasive species growing concern for Whitefish Lake - Whitefish Pilot - January 4, 2017, 2017
5.78 miles long -- impressive stats of Whitefish Lake - Whitefish Pilot - December 7, 2016
History of Brickmaking in Whitefish - Whitefish Pilot - November 22, 2016
Whitefish Lake Changes with the Seasons - Whitefish Pilot - November 8, 2016
Gauge Important for Measuring Water Depth - Whitefish Pilot - October 26, 2016
Septic polution a complex issue worth solving - Whitefish Pilot - August 3, 2016
Groups fund boat inspection station at City Beach - Whitefish Pilot - May 18, 2016
Grants could mean Whitefish water system improvements - Whitefish Pilot - May 11, 2016
Nutrient lawsuit could have impacts in Whitefish - Whitefish Lake Pilot - August 3, 2016
City annexes West Lakeshore properties - Whitefish Lake Pilot - July 27, 2016
City OKs deferred annexation to protect lake quality - Whitefish Lake Pilot - July 27,2016
Opinion - Whitefish Lake Pilot - June 15,2016
Whitefish moves to annex Lakeshore propeties - June 15,2016
Stream Flows Impact Whitefish Lake - June 8,2016
Trail Work Day - Whitefish Pilot - June 8,2016
Wetland Trail Work Day - Whitefish Pilot - June 1,2016
City Beach opens May 28 - Whitefish Pilot - May 28,2016
Viking Creek Wetland vital to lake water quality - Whitefish Pilot - May 2016
Inspecton station at City Beach - Whitefish Pilot - May 11, 2016
Council considers allowing deferred annexation - Whitefish Pilot - May 11, 2016
Fourth of July holiday busiest for City Beach boat inspections - Whitefish Pilot - May 2016
Whitefish council looks at Lion Mountain annexation - Daily Inter Lake - May 2, 2016
Thoughts about annexation - Daily Inter Lake - April 29, 2016
City wins suit over annexation - Daily Inter Lake - April 2016
West Lakeshore properties eyed for annexation - Whitefish Pilot - April 27, 2016
Fetilizer impact on water quality - Whitefish Pilot - April 20, 2016
City takes hard look at Lion Mountain annexation - Whitefish Pilot - April 20, 2016
Whitefish gears up for more annexation - Daily Inter Lake - April 17, 2016
Institute says apathy threatening health of lake - Whitefish Pilot - April 6, 2016
Boat Inspection - Whitefish Pilot April 4, 2016
Notice of Public Meeting on Lion Mountain Preliminary Engineering Report - April 13, 2016
Clarification - Whitefish studies sewer options for Lion Mountain - Daily Interlake - April 4, 2016
Whitefish studies sewer options for Lion Mountain - Daily Interlake - April 4, 2016
Progress in eradicating invasive from Beaver Lake- March 30, 2016 - Whitefish Pilot
Community Forum Announcement - March 22, 2016
Cost of Clean Water Report: Lion Mountain homes should connect to city services - Whitefish Pilot
Opinion - Questioning the Lion Mountain septic study- Whitefish Pilot
A road map to water quality projects - Whitefish Pilot
Digging into the glacial history of Whitefish Lake - Whitefish Pilot
Flathead Watershed Sourcebook Educator's Guide - Soil & Water Conservation Districts of Montana

2015
State of the Lake - Whitefish Pilot
Report looks at historic impacts on lake - Whitefish Pilot
Lake Institute crafts water quality restoration plan - Whitefish Pilot
Whitefish Lake At Tipping Point - Whitefish Pilot
The Future of Whitefish Lake - Flathead Beacon
Highlights from the 2015 Community Grant Program
Whitefish Community Foundation - Impact 2015 - by the NUMBERS
Interview with Mike Koopal, Executive Director on KAJ18 Kalispell
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Low water, fire smoke impacts lake water clarity
Whitefish Lake water level nears record low
Thank you for making our fundraiser a huge success!!!!!!
Scientists honored for lake research
An interview with Mike Koopal - Whitefish Community Radio
All Eyes on the Water - Montana Outdoors
Whitefish Community Foundation - Russ & Mary Street Community Service Award
Whitefish Community Foundation's Great Fish Community Chalenge
Living Wetlands Interpretive Nature Trail - Flathead Beacon
City invests in aquatic invasive efforts - Whitefish Pilot
Lake Report - Whitefish Pilot
Sean Averill's Breakthrough Year
Cabin Life - Lake Association Spotlight
New filter system to be installed at Whitefish City Beach
Providing a Voice for Whitefish Lake

2014
The First Annual Russ and Mary Jane Street Community Service Award - Whitefish Lake Institute
Lazy Bay, Lakeshore target of more study
Protecting Whitefish Area Water - Montana Senior News Oct.Nov
Living Wetlands Interpretive Nature Trail provides educational opportunities
Whitefish Chamber of Commerce - WLI Gone Fishin'
2014 Wine Auction - Thank You!
Boat inspection efforts ramped up at City Beach
Boat ramp filter planned at City beach
2nd Street Subdivison gets final approval
Neighbors silent on 2nd Street subdivision
Murdock leaves legacy of land conservancy
Audubon Society honors Whitefish scientist
Cycle of Ice

2013
Check station inspects 2,000 boats - Whitefish Pilot
Whitefish to look at Septic Improvements - Daily Interlake
Whitefish Lake still safe, experts seek contamination solution - NBC Montana
New council will tackle septic issue - Whitefish Pilot
Eye of the toad - Whitefish Pilot
Hot summer weather brings out lake leeches - Whitefish Pilot
Over $30,000 raised to keep Whitefish Lake pristine - Whitefish Free Press
Wine auction benefits Whitefish Lake Institute - Whitefish Pilot
Preserving the wetlands - Flathead Beacon
Fine Wine and Good Times = Clean Water! - Flathead Beacon
Natural beauty of wetlands showcased at newly-opened preserve and nature trail
Living Wetlands Nature Trail's Grand Opening - July 2013
Upping the fight against aquatic invasives - Whitefish Pilot
Looking at landscape care and water quality - The Water Closet - Whitefish Pilot
Creating a trail of learning - Daily InterLake
Group works on plan to deal with septic pollution - Whitefish Pilot
Whitefish wastewater survey - Daily InterLake
Spotlight on Academic Excellence - Whitefish Pilot
WCWC Requests Community Comments - The Water Closet - Whitefish Pilot
Wetlands trail to open in July - Whitefish Pilot
Septic Systems 101 - Water Closet - Whitefish Pilot
Wetlands trail to open in July
Protecting the lake for the long-term - Whitefish Pilot
Invasive Species, septic leaching are top concerns
New license plate helps lake group
Group creating wastewater program - The Water Closet - Whitefish Pilot

2012
Financing Septic Upgrades - The Water Closet - Whitefish Pilot
Committee looks to monitor water issues
FREEFLOW students assist with study- Whitefish Pilot
NPR Montana Evening Broadcast - Whitefish Takes Steps to Address Septic Contamination in the Lake (Blog and MP3 audio)
City gets proactive about invasice species—Whitefish Pilot
City explores septic cleanup solutions—Whitefish Pilot
Cleanup From Derailment to Begin at Whitefish Lak—Flathead Beacone
Cleanup of petroleum-tainted sediment to begin on Whitefish Lake—The Missoulian
NPR Montana Evening Broadcast (download MP3 audio only)
Scientific Study Identifies Septic Pollution in Whitefish Lake—Flathead Beacon
Septic pollution detected in Whitefish Lake—Whitefish Pilot
Study Confirms Septic Polution in Whitefish Lake—The Missoulian
Whitefish Lake Study Finds Septic Polution—NBC.com

2011
WLI Provides Hands-On Science to Muldown 2nd Graders
$300,000 in Grants Awarded - WLI recipient of awards
Some milfoil removed from Beaver Lake
Eurasian Watermilfoil Unwelcome Arrival
Diver will pull weeds in Beaver Lake
Swan Lakers step up efforts
Foundation awards more than $240,000
Scholars Study Issues Facing Lake
Boat ramp w/ milfoil remains closed
Annual sailing regatta 'best ever'
Wine Auction Wine Tasting on the Lake is Huge Success
WLI joins "Zap the Zebras" Community Effort
2011 Wine Auction Proceeds Benefit WLI
Eurasian Watermilfoil Weed of the Week
Lake Group Broadens Its Reach
Aquatic invasive species bill introduced
Beaver Lake users urged to clean boats

2010
Invasive aquatic weed to be pulled from Montana lake
Invasive Weed Hits Lake In Whitefish
'Donut' issue is No. 1 story of 2010
Mussel signs found in Flathead Lake
Underwood sweeps annual Laser races
The Whitefish Lake Institute will hold a wine auction
Lake Institute calls for action
City lobbies to protect Haskill watershed
Samples show need for water treatment
Council delays decision on Viking Creek RV proposal
Cheers for volunteers

2009
Big Fish Radio Interview
Stumptown Art Studio decorated in style
Water quality stewards honored for work

2008
Food Bank director gets the Fish Award
Lake Institute gathering data for TMDL model
Keeping an eye on the lake's health
A note of appreciation
Fire season is top story of 2007

2007
Lakes Conference unites municipalities
Whitefish/Leak leaves river stinking of gasoline
WETLANDS PROJECT WINS COMMUNITY APPROVAL
Benzene levels at City Beach exceed federal standards
Kudos bestowed on Wisconsin project
Wisconsin wetlands preserved in perpetuity
Lake's water quality threatened by watercraft

2006
Whitefish year in review
Group aims to save Wisconsin wetlands
Predacious pike designed to kill

2005
Opponents present their case on Boardwalk
Group to study lake
Charles Dickens and bull trout
Census of boats/docks on WF Lake by WLI
City annexes the lake, doubles city's area
Shrimping for answers in the lake
My limited lake vocabulary
Neighbors protest Hell Roaring home site
A centennial look at lake stewardship

WLI Media Releases
2017
Whitefish Lake Institute announces the Ripple Effect Scholarship Fund

Flathead Watershed Sourcebook Second Edition published: New companion Flathead Watershed Educators' Guide available

WHITEFISH LAKE INSTITUTE CRAFTS COMPREHENSIVE WHITEFISH AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES PLAN

Whitefish Lake Institute announces annual stewardship and education award recipients

2016
Volunteers Needed for Living Wetland Interpretive Nature Trail Workday
Watercraft Inspection Station at City Beach Gets A Home
Whitefish Lake Institute Presents Whitefish Area Water Resource Report at Community Forum

2015
Whitefish Lake Institute Releases Water Resources Report - Lake at "Tipping Point"
Drs' Jack Stanford and Bonnie Ellis of the Flathead Lake Biological Station Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award; Brian Sullivan Receives Annual Stewardship Award

WLI Reports Community Forum and Survey Results

2014
Whitefish Lake Institute Finds New Headquarters in Downtown Whitefish

Whitefish Legacy Partnership receives Stewardship Award; Lex Blood Lifetime Achievement Stewardship Award

Volunteers Needed for Lake Monitoring Program

Whitefish Lake Institute Unveils Kids' Discovery Guide for Living Wetlands Interpretive Nature Trail

Heaven Scent Supports Local Store and Encourages Community to Clean Green!

2013
Whitefish High School Project FREEFLOW Partners with Whitefish Lake Institute on Research Funded by Nonpoint Source Mini Grant"

2012
Whitefish Lake Septic Leachate Study Released

2011
Workgroup Asks Recreationists - Help Stop Spread of EWM
AIS Group Reports Eurasian Watermilfoil Found in Beaver Lake
Local Economy Gets Boost From Unlikely Source
Volunteers Needed For Lake Monitoring Program

2010
Whitefish Lake Institute Seeks Stewardship Award Nominations

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