Putting the Clear Back in Eau Claire County

Located at the nexus of the Eau Claire River watershed, Lake Altoona is a destination attraction for swimming, boating, and fishing. But in 2023, there were 71 days when bacteria or algae affected the beach. A group of Nelson Institute students in an accelerated project-based master’s program aims to change that by implementing environmental conservation strategies they recommended after holistically studying Lake Altoona.

Read more about this UniverCity Alliance project with Eau Claire County in the latest edition of The Commons.