Geneva Lake Environmental Agency

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The Geneva Lake Environmental Agency is determined to maintain Geneva Lake's resources by protecting, preserving and enhancing a desirable  lake and watershed quality, through monitoring, protection and education. 

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE OF UPCOMING GLEA MEETING. 

The GLEA has scheduled a special closed meeting for October 5, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss employment matters. 

GENEVA LAKE ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCY (GLEA)

WILLIAMS BAY, WISCONSIN

BOARD OF DIRECTORS SPECIAL CLOSED MEETING

Thursday October 5,, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Room 108 Lowrey Hall, George Williams College. 

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, per Wisconsin Statue 19.85(1)(c) - Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility, a special closed meeting has been called by the Geneva Lake Environmental Agency to address employment matters.  It will be held on Thursday, September 16th at 5:30 in room 108 Lowrey Hall George Williams College. Social distancing and masks are requested. 

The agenda will be posted at the pull down menu at the top of this page. 

 

CLEAN BOATS, CLEAN WATERS 2021

 

The Clean Boats Clean Waters inspection program at the municipal launches for the summer of 2021 is completed.  We ask boaters to clean thier boats both coming and going from Geneva Lake.  

REMEMBER, ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT THE SPREAD OF AQUATIC INVASIVES. 

KEEP A CLEAN BOAT !

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COMING TO A LAUNCH NEAR YOU

THE CD3 BOAT CLEANING STATION.

IT'S PORTABLE,  SOLAR POWERED AND WILL HELP KEEP YOUR BOAT CLEAN FOR FREE!

A  CLEAN BOAT MEANS CLEAN WATERS. 

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Brought to you by a WI DNR grant, the Geneva Lake Association, the Water Alliance for the Protection of Geneva Lake, the Geneva Lake Conservancy and the Geneva Lake Environmental Agency.

Look for the CD3 boat cleaning station at your favorite Geneva Lake launch on the following dates.

We will be posting the weekly use reports on the CD3 station in the near future. 

CD3 CLEANING STATION SCHEDULE FOR GENEVA LAKE, SUMMER 2021

          Launch                                                                             Dates 

Lake Geneva                                                      Wednesday September 8 – Wednesday September 22 

STARRY STONEWORT UPDATE August 3, 2021.

An aquatic plant  survey conducted at the lake's access sites did not find any new populations of starry stonewort as of the end of July.  Several new locations of starry stonewort were found to the east of the "deep water" site located to the east of Trinke.  Whether these sites are new or just missed last year is unknown. During the last week of July a six man dive team hand pulled starry stonewort from the "deep water" site and areas east were starry stonewort was identified as being present in the aquatic plant survey.  A small amount of starry stonewort was also pulled from just outside of the Trinke lagoon.    

2021 PUBLIC BEACH TESTING 

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Click on https://www.wibeaches.us/apex/f?p=181:18:::NO:RP:: to visit the Wisconsin Beach Health website that shows the bacteria test results for all of Geneva Lake's  municipal beach test results for 2021. Enter Walworth for the county and then find the beach of interest and click on search. 

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The Dive Guys with an afternoon's worth of hand pulled starry stonewort.

Geneva Lake WI July 29, 2021 

 Bacteria (E-Coli) Test Results,  Geneva Lake Municipal Beaches 

 Sample Date: Monday, August 30, 2021.   All results expressed as colonies/100 ml.

                                                                    Lake Geneva Beach                                              

                                                    West End                               26.6

                                                    Swim Pier                              22.1                             

                                                     East End                               461.1   retest 9/3/21 = 146.7 

                                                                                      

                                                                       Fontana Beach                                                       

                                                    North End                                19                               

                                                    Mid Beach                               52                            

                                                    South End                                66                            

                                                    Country Club Beach            19 

                                                        Hillside Rd. Beach              7

                                                        Linn Pier Beach                    29

                                                                  Williams Bay Beach

                                                       West End                                3

                                                       Swim Pier                               11

                                                       Creek/Lake                            14

                                                       East End                                  18 

  

Advisor exceedance = >234 colonies/100 ml.

Closing exceedance = > 999 colonies/100 ml.   

Source; Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene and GLEA 

Lake Geneva source is Genoa City WWT Plant and GLEA  

Bacterial testing of the munmicipal beaches on Genva Lake has been completed for the 2021 season.  It is anticipated that it will start up again the week before Memorial Day 2022.  

About The Geneva Lake Environmental Agency

The Geneva Lake Environmental Agency was formed in the early 1970's by a group of citizens concerned about Geneva Lake's future. The Agency was formed as a shared unit of the local governments of the Towns of Linn and Walworth, the Villages of Fontana and Williams Bay and the City of Lake Geneva.

Since 1975, the Agency has operated under a Uniform Resolution and By Laws signed by the sponsoring units of government. The resolution calls for the Agency to study the 5,262 acre Geneva Lake and its 13,045 acre watershed regarding its physical, chemical and biological characteristics, water quality, lake and land use; protective measures, recreation and resource related problems and to make recommendations to protect resources, improve living conditions and foster legislation to accomplish these recommendations. This program is implemented by one full time staff member and a college intern.

All too often, many of us take the quality of the lake and diversity of plant and animal life for granted. We seem to expect a healthy and diverse lake, clean and plentiful water to view, swim, fish, and boat in. A healthy Geneva Lake also increases tourism and property values, and is good for the local economy.

Not only is it critical to protect the lake today, but it is important to protect it so we can pass it down to future generations. If we do not take steps to ensure that the Geneva Lake's water quality remains suitable for these purposes, the excellent water quality we take for granted may vanish. The Agency is determined to maintain Geneva Lake's resources by protecting, preserving, and enhancing desirable lake and watershed quality.

The most important thing one can do is to 

GET INVOLVED! 

  • Learn about how your daily routines affect Geneva Lake by obtaining a copy of the Geneva Lake Book. Realize that we are part of the problem and an integral part of the solution.

  • Encourage your family, neighbors, community, civic groups, and governments to protect water quality.

  • Contact the Agency or other water quality advocates who have the technical ability to help us help ourselves.

  • Do not take water quality for granted. Realize that water quality is strongly related to your enjoyment of the lake, property values and an important legacy to leave for future generations.

 

                                                                                                                                                               

Geneva Lake Environmental Agency

Board of Directors and Staff 2021

OFFICERS

LaMarr Lundberg                               Chairman

Jim Lovell                                             Vice Chairman

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Patrick Kenny                                    Village of Fontana

Rick Pappas                                       Village of Fontana                           Citizen Rep.

Mary Jo Fesenmaier                       City of Lake Geneva

Terry O’Neill                                        City of Lake Geneva                        Citizen Rep.

Jim Weiss                                            Town of Linn

Boyd Whiting                                     Town of Linn                                       Citizen Rep.

Rob Umans                                         Village of Williams Bay

LaMarr Lundberg                              Village of Williams Bay                   Citizen Rep.

Jim Lovell             `                               Town of Walworth                           Citizen Rep.

STAFF

Theodore W. Peters                        Executive Director

Aimee Townsend                            Administrative Assistant

Matt Messer                                      Lake Manager Assist. / Intern

David Rasmussen                           Attorney

Jacob Lighnter                                 Clean Boats Clean Waters Inspector

Emma Coltman                               Clean Boats Clean Waters Inspector

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