Careful use of land surrounding our lakes, rivers, and streams is essential to protect Marinette County's water resources. Numerous fish and wildlife species depend on good water quality in order to survive and prosper. Our waters also provide us with the recreational opportunities that help us relax such as fishing, boating, swimming, and watching wildlife. Protecting our water is also essential to our economy since man vacationers, homeowners, and businesses are drawn to our waterways. Shoreland/Wetland Zoning serves to help protect the quality and the natural beauty of our waters by supporting appropriate land use around our lakes, streams and rivers.