Geneva Lake Environmental Agency
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 our monthly board meeting for January 20, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
The monthly business meeting of the GLEA will be held in Room 108,
in Lowrey Hall on the campus of George Williams College on
Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 6:30 pm.
Mask and social distancing per GWC’s present policy will be in effect for those attending.
The agenda will be posted the week of the meeting 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 !
The GLEA has appllied for WI Clean Boats, CLean Water grant to hire four inspectors for the summer of 2022.
COMING TO A LAUNCH NEAR YOU
FOR THE SUMMER OF "22"
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.
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.
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 at any launch sites as of the end of July. Several new populations of starry stonewort were found in the general area of the the "deep water" site located to the east of Trinke. Whether these sites are new or were 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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Jacob Schmidt 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
Click on a location below to be directed to each community's web page: