FRIENDSHIP LAKE DISTRICT
The website for The Friendship Lake District
P.O. Box 473, Friendship, WI  53934
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 Our Mission 
We are a non-profit district working to preserve and protect our water body by partnering with our community leaders to promote a clean, and healthy environment for all citizens by using education along with proven water management practices to improve our water resource. 

 Our Vision 
Our vision is for a community where our residents and general public benefit from the human conveniences that we have incorporated to ensure that Friendship Lake is not compromised in quality or quantity as a valued water resource. Our vision is a community that regularly uses, enjoys, and assists in conservation efforts to keep and maintain this lake for future generations. 
Did you know that if you cannot make the board meeting in person, you can call into the meeting and hear what is going on? If you are interested in finding out how to do this, please email Tina Meinen at FLDTReas@friendshiplake.org and I will walk you through the set up process.  
Friendship Lake Fish Update!

DNR stocked close to 6400 largemouth bass, these are fingerlings so 3-4". About 600 northern pike were stocked, average size of 8". This stocking was for managing for a low density situation. The crappie and bluegill that the DNR stock are very small, average size of 1-2". Survival will be low, they will mainly be forage for the bass. The number of bluegill will  stocked by DNR are unknown. Bluegill come from the federal hatchery, Genoa, and how many we get depends on their surplus. If there is surplus, the hatchery stocked them on Friday September 27th.

 For sure DNR will do a spring fish survey. The survey will take place when water temperature is above 65F, when bass and bluegill are spawning. Electrofishing is their technique for assessing bass and bluegill populations. The survey takes place at night, and we electrofish the entire shoreline. The gear is really only effective up to depths of 5ft. They use standardized protocols. Relative abundance is the number of fish per mile that they catch, they can compare the catch rate to other lakes like Friendship to see of we are on par. They can also look at past survey data from 2012 to see how things compare. We take lengths on all fish and a subsample we weigh and collect structures to estimate age to evaluate growth and body condition. Information will help us determine future stocking needs. 

 Based on some catch and release fishing reports and observations of others, it sounds like a lot of fish remained in the lake. There was a good pool for most of the project duration. I look forward to the fish survey.What's going to happen to our fish during the draw down?  

Our next regular scheduled board meeting is for Tuesday March 3 2020, at 5:30pm at the Community Center 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
May 23rd Brat Fry @ the Flea Market
Donate your gently used items for the rummage during the brat fry.  We also need your help during the brat fry and rummage.  Contact Linda Graf or Karen Pokorny
Tina is not continuing her position as Treasurer, so we are in need of a volunteer.  Please contact Tina @ FLDTreas@friendshiplake.org if you are interested.  Click here for the job description.
BIG thank you to Greg Weiss for stepping up and volunteering to head the Lake Management committee.  If you are interested in being a part of this committee, please contact Karen Pokorny.
The 2nd Annual Dam Mulligan Golf Outing is scheduled for August 1st.  The planning committee is starting to meet and work out details, if you are interested in helping out on the committee, we could use you.  Please contact Karen Pokorny to join.  The next meeting is scheduled for March 3rd @ 4pm, right before the board meeting.
Celebrate the 22nd annual Friendship Lake Spring Fling on Friendship Lake. May 16th @ 5pm.  Click here for more details.  This annual event is sponsored by the Friends of Friendship Lake and open to all members, as well as friends and family. There will be door prizes, basket raffles, and a 50/50 raffle. The Cost is $20.00 per person. Please R.S.V.P. to Linda Graf by May 6, 2020 at 608-339-2674 or lbgraf83@yahoo.com.
WIN ME!!!
New Raffle - 2020 Bass Tracker Boat Package tickets on sale now!  $20 each or 3 for $50