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Green Lake Conservancy
Skunk Hollow Mine Permit Denied
The conditional use permit for Kopplin & Kinas’ Skunk Hollow Mine was denied by the Green Lake County Board of Adjustment on Thursday, December 22, 2022.
We are grateful to our partners in the appeal, the Green Lake Association and the Green Lake Sanitary District, as well as the incredible support of the Green Lake community. Of 66 public comments submitted, 64 were against the mine.
This is a huge win for Green Lake’s waterways!
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Experience the Beauty of Green Lake Outdoors!
From hiking to birding, fishing, paddling and biking, Green Lake has abundant outdoor activities to enjoy. Thanks to the Green Lake Conservancy and its donors and partners, there are 15 properties around Green Lake and its tributaries that enable you to get out and enjoy the peacefulness of nature. Featuring scenic vistas and sweeping lake views, you can enjoy hiking trails through uplands and wetlands, featuring prime habitat for wildlife and plants alike. Grab your hiking shoes, camera, paddles and some bug spray. Adventure awaits when you experience Green Lake Outdoors with the Green Lake Conservancy.
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GLC Acquires Powell Springs
The Green Lake Conservancy has recently acquired Powell Springs, a heavily-wooded property, located near Mitchell Glen on the Southeast ridge of Green Lake. This property is home to one of the largest springs feeding Green Lake, Powell Spring, and will soon give local residents and visitors another place of public access to enjoy its natural beauty. To do this, we need your support to help assist in the purchase cost of the property and restore the land back to its natural state.
In the News
SKUNK HOLLOW MINE APPEAL BY LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS TO BE HEARD ON DECEMBER 22
By: Kristen Rasmussen – Director of Communication, GLA GREEN LAKE, WISCONSIN, DECEMBER 12, 2022— The Green Lake County Board of Adjustment (BOA) will conduct a new hearing of the Kopplin & Kinas Skunk Hollow Mine on December 22, 2022 at 9:30 am. Three local entities—the Green Lake Association (GLA), the...Read More
Three Organizations Unite to Appeal Conditional Use Permit for Skunk Hollow Mine
GREEN LAKE, WISCONSIN, July 29, 2022- Three local entities—the Green Lake Association (GLA), theGreen Lake Conservancy (GLC), and the Green Lake Sanitary District (GLSD)—are joining...Read More
Green Lake Conservancy Acquires Powell Spring Property
The Green Lake Conservancy is excited to announce a newly-acquired conservancy property critical to the health of Green Lake and the area’s history. This heavily-wooded...Read More
Green Lake Conservancy Participates in Strategic Planning Session
The Green Lake Conservancy recently participated in a Strategic Planning Session with Sarah Wilson. More to come…Read More
We are the Green Lake Area's Local Land Trust
As the area’s only all-volunteer, non-profit Land Trust; the Green Lake Conservancy invests in natural capital by offering watershed protection through acquisition, gift, or conservation easement. Lands that have been placed in trust and which support forests and prairies, wetlands and shorelands are protected forever. With over 25 years of land trust service, the Green Lake Conservancy continues to hold steadfast, permanently protecting special places in the Green Lake watershed and surrounding county.
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