The website for The Friendship Lake District
P.O. Box 473, Friendship, WI 53934
If you have any comments please sign the guest book. If you have an event to add or any other questions or comments please e-mail Tina at FLDTreas@Friendshiplake.org
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 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.
T-SHIRTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR SALE!!
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE DESIGNS AND COLORS AND SIZES AVAILABLE - Stay tuned for additional designs and more Chairman special tie-dye shirts.
What's going on with the Lake?
***Winter drawdown of Friendship Lake will begin on October 23, 2018. Please make sure that you have your boats, watercrafts and piers removed by that time. This may also be a good time to do some shoreline work. This draw down will also help with the lake bed by drying and compressing the mucky areas deepening some areas, as well as killing off invasive plants. There have been a lot of questions about the aquatic life and restocking. We have many questions for the WDNR to that regard. We have to work with the WDNR and their process for the complete draw down of the lake. We are in communications with WDNR and will keep you posted.
DAM REPAIR UPDATE:
At this time our engineering firm is still working on the specifications for all of the repairs to the dam. They are required to submit their specs to the WDNR by end of November. As soon as we have the final specs we will share them on the website for your consideration. After the WDNR has accepted the plans, our engineers have projected that the bid process will begin in early January for the work that is covered in our municipal dam grant. We have been informed by engineering that the lake WILL REQUIRE a complete draw down to complete all of the needed repairs below the surface at the powerhouse and to raise the embankment. That means that the lake water level will go down to a very small flowage of water in the center of our lake bed. It is estimated that it will take a contractor approximately two to four weeks to complete all of the repairs. Since the lake will already have had a partial winter draw down by spring, it will work to our advantage to complete the full draw down at that time. If all goes well we will be able to fill it back up and enjoy the lake for the rest of the season.
Save the Date:
Saturday, May 18, 2019 for our 21st Spring Fling.
Friendship Lake 1st Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser is scheduled for July 27th. Stay tuned for additional information!
Karen Pokorny is chairing this event, and she is looking for committee members. If you are interested in helping, please contact her.
Also, prize donations are being accepted and collected. If you have anything you would like to donate to the cause for basket raffles, and prizes, please contact Karen.
The next Friendship Lake District board meeting will be held on November 6th at 5:30pm at the Adams County Community Center. Property Works owner Brian Stanley will be there to present shoreline restoration ideas and answer any questions. Come prepared with questions and find out what you can do to get your shoreline repaired. Link to the agenda is on the left.