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2019 Annual Meeting

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2019 Annual Meeting

Saturday, June 15, 9:00 – 11 AM @ Town Square – Ballroom

We’ve been busy doing a lot of planning for this upcoming season of summer fun. Come enjoy some refreshments and learn about our progress and future plans for a cleaner Green Lake.

This public meeting is a chance for community members to meet the GLA staff, Board of Directors and other Green Lake enthusiasts. Attendees will also get to learn more about our work and activities. We can’t wait to see you there!

For more information, please contact Jennifer Fjelsted at jennifer@greenlakeassociation.com or (920) 294-6480.

2018 Annual Report

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2018 Annual Report

2018 Leadership Campaign

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2018 Leadership Campaign
Give Today!

A vast network of 120 miles of stream flow to Green Lake.

In 2013, the GLA and our lake management partners found 11 miles of eroding streams that are polluting the lake with phosphorus. If left unchecked, excessive phosphorus loading will cause toxic blue-green algae blooms that close beaches, diminish our fisheries, and increase nuisance weeds.

In 2008, a historic flood took its toll across the Green Lake landscape. At Avalon Creek Farm, the storm washed out portions of stream, tore out trees, and eroded deep vertical stream banks. Thanks to GLA donors, volunteers and lake management partners one mile of stream was repaired in 2018, making it the longest stream restoration project to date.

This year, Rachel Johnson, a UW-Madison graduate student doing research in the Green Lake watershed, tipped us off on some major erosion problems on Roy Creek. The GLA sent a team to investigate and found sections of stream eroded over our heads. These areas did not appear in the original stream inventory, meaning they formed in the past five years.

Green Lake’s remaining sections of actively eroding streams are dumping phosphorus into the lake and fertilizing our nuisance weed problems. The GLA needs your help to restore the remaining 10 miles of degraded stream and repair those sections that will erode in future storms.

You make our work to restore Green Lake possible! As someone who wants a healthier and cleaner, swimmable and fishable lake, we invite you to make an investment today in a restored Green Lake. We urgently require substantial resources to expand and build upon these crucial efforts. As a not-for-profit organization focused on improving Green Lake’s water quality, the GLA relies on your generous support to take this essential work to the next level.

Are you committed to a clean Green Lake? Will you help restore Green Lake’s remaining degraded streams to improve Big Green’s water quality?


Please give today in one of three easy ways:

  1. Mail it in. Send your donation to our office at PO Box 364, Green Lake, WI 54941.
  2. Give us a call. Call our office anytime M-F, 9AM-5PM at (920) 294-6480.
  3. Go online. Donate online via credit card at www.greenlakeassociation.com.
Give Today!

Looking for an Internship? We’re Hiring!

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Looking for an Internship? We’re Hiring!

Our team is currently seeking a Content Creation Intern to develop primarily video content for our environmentally-focused organization.

In close collaboration with GLA staff, the Content Creation Intern will plan, shoot, edit and post a series of videos for various events and our social media accounts. These videos range from approximately 30 second shorts to a 5-minute video for our annual gala for 300 guests. In addition, this individual will be responsible for developing content for and managing our social media accounts. See the link below for a full job description.

VIEW JOB POSTING

Interested applicants should send their applications to Stephanie Prellwitz, Executive Director, at stephanie@greenlakeassociation.com. We look forward to meeting you!

 

2018 Membership Campaign

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2018 Membership Campaign
Join or Renew

It is clear you love Green Lake, but you may wonder: What exactly does the Green Lake Association do for me? (The answer: A lot!) Whether you realize it or not, you are benefitting from the ambitious efforts of the Green Lake Association. Because of our growing membership, last year we:

  • Removed 170,000 pounds of carp from Big Green. The waves of stinky, floater carp did not just disappear last summer. Rather, the Green Lake Association worked with our partners to haul five semi-truckloads of these nuisance fish out of the lake. Your membership would allow us to repeat this annually to prevent another “Carpageddon” like we saw in 2016.
  • Restored over 6,000 feet of stream. Our landscape is scattered with degraded streams whose constant erosion fuels lake weed growth. Last year, the Green Lake Association put forth a cash match to cover the entire cost of a mile-long stream restoration on the south side of the lake. This one project averts 300 pounds of phosphorus from Big Green and prevents the growth of 150,000 pounds of weeds. Yet, there are still over 56,000 feet of stream that are in need of repair and your membership would allow us to get to work!
  • Contacted nearly 500 landowners in the watershed to reduce the agricultural footprint on the lake. The Green Lake Association joined forces with other organizations to host a Conservation Field Day to promote win-win strategies that are good for crop yields and good for the lake. Your membership woud allow us to put every acre to use with land management practices that benefit Green Lake’s downstream water quality.
  • Installed lake buoys as part of critical water quality research. The Green Lake Association is working closely with experts at the University of Wisconsin, U.S. Geological Survey and Michigan Tech to develop a science-based conservation plan to improve water quality, driven by two new continuously monitoring lake buoys. Green Lake is a complex lake with complex challenges, and this research study is critical to advance our understanding. Your Green Lake Association membership would help bring the brightest brainpower available to our shores.

As a member-funded organization, the pace we complete our ambitious plans is limited only by our membership. For just $80, your tax-deductible contribution as a Green Lake Association member directly supports bold initiatives to improve water quality.

The Green Lake Association is a not-for-profit, member-funded organization whose entire mission is focused on improving water quality for our incredible lake. Become a Green Lake Association member today so that our economy, our community and our families can benefit from a revitalized lake tomorrow.


Legacy membership sign-up:

The Green Lake Association recognizes that lake life is a family affair. New this year, GLA members can give the gift of one year of free membership to up to two family members who want to stay in-the-know about all things Green Lake.

These Legacy Members will receive our Times & Tides newsletter, Annual Report/Directory, event invitations and e-blasts. Grow the next generation of lake lovers who care for Big Green!

*Email us at info@greenlakeassociation.com to sign up two family members for a one-year complimentary membership. Please include name, mailing address, phone and email.


Please give today in one of three easy ways:

  1. Mail it in. Send your donation to our office at PO Box 364, Green Lake, WI 54941.
  2. Give us a call. Call our office anytime M-F, 9AM-5PM at (920) 294-6480.
  3. Go online. Donate online via credit card at www.greenlakeassociation.com.
Join or Renew

Second Annual Conservation Field Day

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Second Annual Conservation Field Day

Over 75 farmers, shoreline owners and community members dug deep into soil health on a unifying message at the second annual Green Lake Area Conservation Field Day: better soils promote better lakes and rivers.

Thanks to Chris and Kelly Pollack for hosting and to our many co-sponsors and organizers: Green Lake County Farm Bureau, Green Lake County Land Conservation Department, Natasha and Jordan Paris ofParKelm Farm and the Ripon FFA, Caleb Zahn and the NRCS, Jamie Patton and UW-Extension, Fond du Lac County Land and Water Conservation Department, Kurt Piernot, Dave Wilke, Jim Hebbe, and others.

Annual Meeting Thanks

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Annual Meeting Thanks

Thanks to those who attended our annual meeting on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 9-11 AM at the Goose Blind Grill & Bar. In case you missed it, please take some time to watch our annual meeting video highlighting the GLA’s work to clean Big Green.

 

*In addition, if you would like to watch our brief annual meeting trailer showcasing 2017 initiatives to restore Green Lake, Click the above image or follow the link HERE.