Bringing together

science & community

for over 45 years to help grow Wisconsin's economy and protect our natural resources.

COVID-19 Update:

Due to concerns relating to COVID-19 and community spread, Golden Sands RC&D staff will be working remotely so we apologize for any delays.  For general inquiries, please contact our Staff in our Staff Directory



What's typically the in-person Wisconsin Lakes & Rivers Convention will be a week long online conference known as Wisconsin Water Week. The first three days will focus on water cycles, water bodies, and water actions. On Thursday there are ten regionally focused conferences, Golden Sands is partnering with PACRS to host the Central Wisconsin conference. The week will end with local action-oriented events and meetings. To check out the agenda and register for the event click here

Find our staff through the conference's exhibitor page and throughout Wisconsin Water Week! 



"I learned lots of things during your

presentation....its not just animals who cause invasive plants to spread, it's also people."

-- 5th grade student


"The work that Golden Sands RC&D has performed in Waupaca County …has been crucial in helping the (Land & Water Conservation Dept.) to re-establish its goals of improving water resources within the county."  

-- Brian Haase, County Conservationist, Waupaca County Land and Water Conservation Department

"Golden Sands RC&D truly makes a difference in the quality of life for people in central Wisconsin."

-- Wisconsin Rapids resident 



Cooperating for Woods & Wildlife:

Click here to watch our video series where you can learn about cooperative land management for wildlife, invasive species & forest health!


We have a wide variety of new job opportunities available in soils, watercraft inspection, and invasive species.  Visit our employment opportunities page to see details and learn how to apply!

 2021 Tree Shelter Sale:


Plant it and protect it!  We offer discounted pricing on quality Plantra® tree shelters.  Visit our tree shelter page to see sizing and options available.  Delivery direct to you!

Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs):

Connect with our CISMAs: 

Northeast WI Invasives Partnership 

Central WI Invasives Partnership.


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