Lake trout release 2022

On April 4th, GLSD and DNR staff moved approximately 30,000 lake trout from our fish rearing facility on North Lawson Drive to Green Lake. Stu Marks and Dallas Lewallen from the GLSD spend 6 months of the year feeding and monitoring the trout. A big thank you to our funding partners as well as DNR staff(Jon Hoffman) for all the time, effort, and direction they provide in helping raise this valuable resourcefor Green Lake.
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2022 State of Green Lake Report

On April 11th, Dr. Dale Robertson of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), presented the USGS’s annual “State of Big Green Lake” to the GLSD Board of Commissioners and the Lake Management Planning (LMP) Team. The purpose of the meeting was for Dr. Robertson to provide an overview of the recent water quality in Green Lake, nutrient loading (specifically phosphorus) into the lake from the watershed, as well as provide an overview of his conclusions from the Lake Study recently completed by the USGS,...
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Results of 2016-2020 Lake Study

In June 2021, a detailed study of Green Lake was completed by the US Geological Survey, Michigan Technological Institute, and the Green Lake Association. The project began in 2016 with the GLA securing a grant to fund the study of depleted oxygen levels within the lake’s thermocline (approx. 30’ below the lake surface). Additionally, the study evaluated phosphorus reductions needed from the watershed to improve the lake’s water quality to un-impaired levels. In the last 40 years, the lake has f...
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Green Lake Sanitary District Future Sewering Study

In the past 2 years, the GLSD has been petitioned by landowners from several of our unsewered areas to extend sanitary sewer service into their residential areas. The GLSD Board of Commissioners authorized the District Engineer, Cedar Corp., to complete a feasibility study that will evaluate the difficulty and potential costs of providing service to these (developed) unsewered areas of the District. The Board will evaluate project costs, benefits to the lake and groundwater, ages of existing se...
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Rain Gardens: Your Personal Contribution to a Cleaner Green Lake

As mentioned briefly in our spring newsletter, the GLSD currently has a wonderful cost share program rain gardens in addition to shoreline restoration. A newer conservation practice, rain gardens are becoming popular nationwide as many landowners look to limit stormwater runoff from their properties. WHAT IS A RAIN GARDEN?Rain gardens are sunken gardens planted with wildflowers and other native plants that collect and soak up rainwater, mainly from the roof of a house, garage, or driveway. T...
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GLSD Wastewater Permit Compliance and Future Sewering

WPDES PERMIT COMPLIANCE As mentioned in previous newsletters, the GLSD is required to meet new, stringent wastewater discharge requirements set forth by the State of WI. This mandated reduction in phosphorus discharge will require the District to completely overhaul its wastewater treatment process. We have been working closely with our District Engineer, Cedar Corporation, on this critical planning. The GLSD has been focused on achieving compliance through the storage and utilization of our...
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GLSD Welcomes New Board Member, Justin Ellis

The Green Lake Sanitary Board of Commissioners has recently undergone a change. Secretary of the board, Boni Jensen, stepped down from her position with the District in April. A member of the board since early 2018, Boni has been an enthusiastic supporter of the GLSD’s efforts in lake and watershed protection. She has been an asset to the District bringing fresh ideas and a genuine willingness to consider issues from all viewpoints. As Boni’s term of office has several years remaining, the Town...
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New Land Stewardship Brochure Available

The Green Lake Sanitary District has released a new brochure to inform new landowners in the Green Lake watershed about available options for land management planning and land preservation. LAND MANAGEMENT PLANNINGThe best strategies for managing land vary from property to property depending on proximity to waterways, topography, soil type, etc. Through our Lake Management Planning Team, the Green Lake Watershed has experienced land managers available to work with landowners to determine how...
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