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 and I will walk you through the set up process.  
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?
DAM UPDATE: January 9, 2019 - please see the DRAFT minutes from the January 10th Meeting for the most up to date information.

 On January 28, 2019, there will be a non-mandatory time around 1:00pm, for the contractors to come and inspect the dam. Contractors have until February 13, 2019, at 11:00 am to prepare and present their bids to the Friendship Lake District for the DNR Municipal Dam Grant. At that time the bids are opened, read out loud, and documented by two of our board of commissioners, specifically Karen and our chairman Bob Berry. The bids are then sent onto our engineering firm, Ayres Engineering for review and oversight. After that has been completed Ayres submits all of the qualified bids to the DNR who review and approve the contractor for project. The DNR Municipal Dam Grant requires Friendship Lake District take the lowest Qualified bid for the project. Our engineer on the project Peter Haug is predicting that we will know the awarded contractor around April 1, 2019. The process which first determines the contractor in April, then that contractor needs to plan the job, including the manufacturing of the gates and replacement components, we would be looking at a draw down and repairs scheduled for late summer or early fall. In that case the plan is to enjoy the lake through at least the 4th of July, beginning the potential draw down after that time. We know that it takes approximately four weeks to complete the full draw down of the lake.

Save the Date:
Castle Rock Bassmasters will be hosting our annual fisherie and raffle on February 16th, 2019. 10am - 3pm, on Friendship Lake. The event will include many raffles, big fish prizes including gift certificates, fishing gear, guns and much more! Also they will be serving chili, burgers, brats and drinks! Bring the kids along for the youth fisheries as well!

Saturday, May 18, 2019 for our 21st Spring Fling. Click here for more information.

Friendship Lake 1st Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser is scheduled for August 3, 2019, 2:00pm, Mound View Gold Course. Availability for 18 4-person teams. Contact Karen Pokorny 414-840-2076 or email Committee formation after January 1, 2019, looking for committee members, raffle basket donations, and workers to volunteer during the event. This event will be open to the community so make your reservations early. Cost of $40 per person for golf, cart, and food. $10 per person food only. Watch for more details early in 2019.
The next Friendship Lake District board meeting isTuesday, March 5th, 2019, 5:30pm Adams County Community Center  Agenda will be posted soon.
What's going to happen to our fish during the draw down?  

Fish will seek out deeper water and can migrate upstream and down stream as the water level lowers.  But the GOOD NEWS is..Jennifer Bergman, Fish Biologist with the DNR in Adams County, has verified that with the full draw down of Friendship Lake, the Friendship Lake District is eligible for a no cost fish restocking program. Jennifer is currently in the process of creating a report and will present her plan to the board and membership at our May 7, 2019 board meeting. Please mark you calendars to attend this very informative presentation, followed by a question and answer period.
Harvester Boat Ramp Construction 

Bob and Karen presented the plans for the harvester ramp before the Adams County Board of Adjustment on January 16, 2019.  Which were approved and now we are working on obtaining the proper permits through DNR as our previous permit expired in 2017.