Fish Rearing and Stocking

The GLSD (with support from multiple partners) released 29,000 young lake trout into Green Lake in early April, 2019. The lake trout are received into our fish rearing facility each October as fingerlings. GLSD staff feeds and monitors the fish daily from October until they are ready for release each spring. Additionally, in partnership with members of the local fishing community, the GLSD works with DNR fisheries staff on additional stocking of other species such as rainbow trout.
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Carp Removal in Green Lake

Usually occurring in late April, the 2019 harvest did not occur until later in May due to the slow warm up of the lake. Even with the poor weather conditions, 86,500 lbs. of carp were removed from the lake and 2,500 lbs. were removed from the County K Marsh. The continued efforts of the GLSD and the GLA to reduce carp in the marsh is becoming apparent from both the reduced size and numbers of carp found there.
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Conservancy Prescribed Burns

The GLSD manages 15 Conservancy properties throughout the Big Green Lake watershed. We work to remove invasive species, promote natural habitat regeneration, and public accessibility. Part of these efforts include utilizing controlled burns to help control invasive species impacts. We rely heavily on volunteers for this work. Please contact the GLSD if you are interested in helping with our spring burn season.
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Update on GLSD’s Waste Management Services

We are nearly an entire year into our new Waste Management(WM) contract. While there have been a few hiccups in the change to single cart service, we feel our 1,400+ customers have handled the new system well. We want to make you aware of a recent change to our WM contract. We received many comments that the 18-gallon recycling bin is not large enough to hold all the recycling materials from a household for an entire month. Due to this feedback and the GLSD’s desire to promote recycling, WM and...
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The Transition…Camp Grow to Tichora

Thanks to ALL OF YOU who helped to make the acquisition of Camp Grow a huge success. We would like to report that the transformation is well on its way. A requirement of the Knowles-Nelson (State of Wis.) grant is that all ~26 buildings must be removed as well as invasive non-native plants. Work commenced last fall with the removal of several buildings from the property. At the same time, our many dedicated buckthorn volunteers began cutting and stacking buckthorn creating new vistas of Spr...
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