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.
What's going on with the Lake?
DAM UPDATE: Dustin Rudie of Staab Construction will manage the Friendship Lake 2019 Dam Repair Project. A preconstruction meeting was held with Staab Construction and Ayres Engineering at Friendship Dam on July 8, 2019. The drawdown of Friendship Lake began on July 8, 2019. Friendship Lake Dam repairs are scheduled to begin on August 5, 2019 with completion on or about September 9, 2019.
The next Friendship Lake District board meeting is Saturday, August 31, 2019 @ 9am Adams County Community Center. Agenda will be posted to the left 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. DNR has also issued a 50/50 grant of $1,713.00 to help with our restocking with a private fishery. The plan is to restock Bass and Pan fish once the lake is back up to good levels in September 2019. DNR will stock Northern Pike in October 2019. DNR will then evaluate our fish population in Spring 2020 & 2021 and will stock based on their evaluation.
Harvester Boat Ramp Construction
we received only one bid for the planned harvester ramp project. T & L Excavation, Todd Dolata, was awarded the construction project. The project did
come a bit higher than anticipated, at $41,000.00.
The 2014 initial project plans were revised by the DNR and the Army Corps of Engineers this year with updated construction requirements. Todd’s company will comply these required changes and he is available during the August time-period to complete.
FRIENDSHIP LAKE DISTRICT
TOGETHER WITH CASTLE ROCK BASS MASTERS
had a very successful tournament on Saturday, June 29th. The District along with Castle Rock Bassmaster's donations raised enough money to match the 50/50 Adams County Land & Water Grant for restocking the fish!
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO
PARTICIPATED AND HELPED OUT
Bass Tournament Winners
1st - Kason & Brian Morley
2nd - Ron Wolf & Nate Suberla
3rd Dennis & Rob Christensen
Kids Fishing Tournament Winners
1st - Dawson Skelton
2nd - Tyler Bolden
3rd - Henry Miller
Thank you Chamber of Commerce for the recognition of all our hard work!
FRIENDSHIP LAKE DISTRICT
1st Annual Dam Mulligans Golf Outing
August 3, 2019
$45/person, includes 9 holes w/ cart and Buffet dinner
Benefitting 2019 Friendship Lake Dam repair project
Moundview Golf Course
1930 14th Dr, Friendship, WI 53934
Don’t want to golf? That’s ok, you can come for just the dinner, raffles, auction items. $15 for buffet dinner
• Every registered golfer gets a chance to win $20,000 with our hole in one Contest - Sponsored by Adams Community Bank
• 1st & 2nd place team prizes
•Individual hole/flag event prizes •basket raffles, 50/50 raffle, Silent auction items. • Raffle tickets on sale for your chance to participate in the $1,000,000 Hole in One challenge(one ticket drawn), 60 ft. putting contest for $2,500 (one ticket drawn) and spell cash with our dice game for a chance to win $2,500 (4 tickets drawn). Click here for prices on raffle tickets Click here for the Registration Form
(deadline to register with payment is July 15, 2019)