Our 2014 Priorities
The Green Lake Association has outlined priority initiatives for the coming new year that aim to address crucial issues that directly impact the health and quality of Green Lake and its watershed. The lake is at an ecological tipping point, so the GLA is acting with urgency to support conservation initiatives and outreach projects to preserve this magnificent resource. We rely on the generous support of our members and donors to fund these important projects that are an integral part of the future of Green Lake. A cleaner Green Lake means a better fishery, a more robust economy, a healthier ecosystem and higher property values.
Our 2014 initiatives are:
The CTH K Marsh is currently home to carp that prevent this natural system from functioning as a last line of defense against pollutants that dump into Green Lake. The GLA will work with our partners in the area to restore this marsh in 2014, turning this system into a beneficial filter that traps harmful nutrients that fuel weed growth and are detrimental to the lake. A healthier marsh contributes to a healthier Green Lake!
Ever gotten tangled in weeds in Green Lake? The GLA is investing in long-term solutions for Green Lake, but we also recognize the need for short-term relief. That’s why we’re partnering with the Green Lake Sanitary District to double down on weed harvesting efforts around the lake. With your help, Green Lake will have a second weed harvester in 2014! That means twice as frequent harvester visits and fewer weeds that impede swimming and boating activities.
Upstream pollutants can flow downstream, which is why the GLA is teaming with cities and residential areas in 2014 to reduce these upstream sources from entering Green Lake. Preventing lawn fertilizers, leaves, pet waste and other urban pollutants from entering Green Lake can help to improve the lake and to preserve this resource for future lake lovers.