About Us

Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association (ERCLA)

ERCLA was formed in 2001 when a group of dedicated volunteers came together with the common goal to maintain, protect and improve the quality of the Eagle River Chain of Lakes and its shoreland area.

In the beginning, we worked closely with the individual lake associations to accomplish our goals. In 2017, this changed and at the end of the year all individual lake associations were dissolved. The individual associations funds were combined with ERCLA, and as a single entity ERCLA represents the Eagle River Chain of Lakes.

Lake Captains represent the Riparians of each lake and the tributaries of the Eagle River, the Wisconsin River, the Deerskin River, Mud Creek and Rice Creek.

ERCLA works closely with the Unified Lower Eagle River Chain of Lakes Commission, a local, publicly-funded entity comprised of the City of Eagle River and the towns of Washington, Cloverland and Lincoln. The Commission applies for DNR grants which fund the management of Aquatic Invasive Species, with the most significant being Eurasian Water Milfoil.

ERCLA provides education regarding issues important to the Eagle River Chain of Lakes and the rivers that are a part of the Chain. ERCLA also advocates on behalf of more than 1,700 Chain property owners.

At the end of 2018, ERCLA had 829 members, representing nearly 50% of all Riparians.

Board of DirectorsNamePhone
PresidentChuck Berg312-927-3365
VP FinanceDennis Burg414-588-2070
VP OperationsMark Brenner815-298-8582
TreasurerJulie Brenner815-543-2331
SecretaryTeri Stecker920-428-6743
Director at LargeBill Lochte715-477-1999
AIS CoordinatorDave Mueller715-297-6636
Lake NameCaptainPhone
CatfishGary Conger608-469-7490
CranberryTom Atchinson920-422-1866
DuckMarc Groth847-951-1761
EagleGreg Hendricks920-202-0064
LynxBill Krostue920-470-3522
OtterDave Mueller715-297-6636
Scattering RiceDennis Burg414-588-2070
VoyageurTeri Stecker920-428-6743
WatersmeetAubrey Dalbec847-434-6505
Yellow BirchGeorge Katich847-309-4008