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 a regular business meeting to be held at 6:30 pm on July 22, 2021 at Lake Geneva's City Council Chambers as both a virtual GoToMeeting and as an in-person meeting with masks and distancing. Listed below is the GoToMeeting link. The final agenda and a link is posted under Agenda/Minutes at the top of the page.
6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22, 2021 GLEA
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412
Access Code: 745-439-581
CLEAN BOATS, CLEAN WATERS 2021
The Geneva Lake Environmental Agency is staffing the municipal launches with two Clean Boats, Clean Waters inspectors for the summer of 2021. They will be moving around between the launches during the summer. If you see them at a launch in their blue Clean Boat Clean Waters shirt, please work with them.
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.
The CD3 boat cleaning station is coming to Fontana's launch on June 17, 2021
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
Linn Wednesday June 2– Wednesday June 18
Fontana Thursday June 18 – Wednesday June 30
Williams Bay Wednesday June 30 – Wednesday July 14
Lake Geneva Wednesday July 14 – Wednesday July 28
Linn Wednesday July 28 – Wednesday August 11
Fontana Wednesday August 11 – Wednesday August 25
Williams Bay Wednesday August 25 – Wednesday September 8
Lake Geneva Wednesday September 8 – Wednesday September 22
STARRY STONEWORT INFORMATION
During the summer of 2020, the GLEA conducted two hand pulling operations at two different locations on Geneva Lake for the removal of starry stonewort.
It is estimated that over 15.3 cubic yards of starry stonewort was removed. At one location it appeared that most of the SSW was removed. At the second, deeper location only about half was removed.
At the April 15, 2021 GLEA Board of Directors' meeting, it was voted to initiate the needed action to dredge Trinke Lagoon in 2021. Plans are being made to dredge the lagoon this summer or early fall.
The GLEA will also hire a dive team to conduct hand pulling on the starry stonewort population located at the mouth of Trinke Lagoon and any new populations found in this summer's aquatic plant survey.
FOR THE LATEST ON STARRY STONEWORT, VIEW THESES RECENTLY RELEASED FACT SHEETS FROM THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES;
WI DNR starry stonewort statement;
Frequently asked starry stonewort questions;
Starry stonewort research;
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON STARRY STONEWORT AND ITS MANAGEMENT ON GENEVA LAKE VISIT THE STARRY STONEWORT LINK UNDER THE HOME PAGE OF THE LINKS AT THE TOP OF THE HOME PAGE.
2021 PUBLIC BEACH TESTING
Bacteria testing of Geneva Lake's municipal public beach testing is scheduled to start Monday, May 24, 2021.
Click on to visit the Wisconsin Beach Health website that shows the bacteria test results for all of Geneva Lake's municipal beach test results for 2020. Enter Walworth for the county and then find the beach of interest and click on search.
Click on the community below to see their 2019 beach testing results.
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.
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
Click on a location below to be directed to each community's web page: