Each year, volunteers and staff from the Green Lake Association, Green Lake Conservancy, Green Lake Sanitary District, and Green Lake School District come together and plan an action-packed year of activities for our communities to enjoy.
The mission since 2008 has been to celebrate the special, unusual, and often unknown natural features within the Green Lake area by getting families, community members, and visitors outdoors and exploring.
Whether it’s a moonlight paddle through Silver Creek, a mushroom foraging walk within South Woods, or a maple syrup tour that includes tasty treats, each event is fun filled, free, and educational.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the exciting activities awaiting you in 2017.
Moonlight Walk at Sugar Island (January)
Discover the splendors of Green Lake in the winter on a moonlight walk with the Green Team. Candles illuminate the path as participants make their way across the ice to Green Lake’s beautiful conservancy property, Sugar Island.
Following a short hike, participants can warm up and chat with friends and neighbors in front of a roaring bonfire while sipping hot chocolate. Hot chocolate will be provided by the Green Team, but please be sure to bring your own cup or thermos. Make the experience complete by bringing along your own sandwiches, s’mores, and hot dogs to cook over the fire.
Lake Trout Rearing Facility Tour (March)
NEW THIS YEAR
Green Lake is a unique lake of statewide significance. It supports excellent cold-water and warm-water fisheries and is especially known for its quality lake-trout fishery.
Join the Green Team on a tour of the Green Lake Sanitary District’s Rearing Facility and learn about the life cycle of Green Lake’s prized lake trout and their impact on the ecosystem.
Mitchell Glen Tour (May)
Explore Mitchell Glen for the first time or revisit this popular Green Lake Conservancy Partnership Property with the Green Team. Local biologist and educator Tom Eddy will lead participants down to the glen that features 12.2 acres of maple-basswood climax forest, unique geological formations, outstanding biodiversity, and spring-fed waters flowing into Green Lake.
Space is limited and reservations are required. Save your spot by contacting the Green Lake Sanitary District at (920) 295-4488.
To view the complete calendar, register for events, and stay up to date on event details, please visit greenlakeassociation.com/glaw/index.php/calendar-of-events .
Alison Thiel is the project manager at the Green Lake Association.