New Green Lake Sanitary District Administrator

The board of the Green Lake Sanitary District is happy to introduce Lisa Reas as the new administrator. Lisa is a long-time friend and partner of the GLSD. A 1998 graduate of UW-Stevens Point’s College of Natural Resources, Lisa has a degree in Watershed Management and Water Chemistry and minored in soil science and chemistry. She has previously worked in Land Conservation with Polk, Burnett, and Price Counties and the US Army Reserve as a Water Purification Specialist. In 2000, Lisa was hired by the WI DNR to coordinate Green Lake’s Revitalization of Shoreline Vegetation Project (RSVP). Lisa worked out of the GLSD office for 2 years as she worked with local lakeshore landowners on creating healthy shorelines. Lisa has spent the past 17 years working around WI with municipalities, lake groups, and state and federal agencies as an environmental consultant specializing in ecosystem restoration, shoreline erosion control, and water resources issues.

For the past 5 years, Lisa has worked closely with the GLSD in the management of the Green Lake Conservancy properties. She worked with the Partners for Fish and Wildlife to acquire over $40,000 for invasive species removal at Sunnyside, Winnebago Trail, Hammer’s Trail, and the Norwegian Bay wetlands. In early 2019, she submitted a $65,000 grant to the DNR for restoration efforts to be undertaken at our new Tichora Conservancy property. Lisa has worked with local volunteers at many of the Conservancy properties on buckthorn eradication, restoration plantings, as well as prescribed burns.

Lisa is excited to be part of the GLSD team once again. A long-time resident of Green Lake, she and her husband, Dave Knapp, live within the sanitary district. They spend much of their free time fishing and boating on the lake with their 2 boys, James and Joshua.