Oakland Town Hall
N4450 County Road A
Cambridge, WI  53523
Phone:  (608) 423-4537
E-mail:  ripley@oaklandtown.com
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To protect and enhance Lake Ripley's water quality and overall ecological health, 
while maintaining public access and use of the lake that is safe, fair and practical.

Lake Ripley Improvement Plan​
​Operating Authority

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Rain Gardens
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How-to video 1
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Homeowner manual
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Fishing benefits
Permits and installation tips (DNR)
Benefits of restoration 
Why native plants 
Shore-planting testimonial
Why and how
Tree-planting tips
General guidance
Rain-friendly yards
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Stop by the Hoard & Curtis Scout Camp next to the Lake Ripley boat landing to see "fish sticks" at work!

Lake Ripley Management District Meetings
Meetings of the lake district board of commissioners take place on the third Saturday of each month, at 9 am, at the Oakland Town Hall, N4450 County Road A, Cambridge, WI 53523. They are free and open to the public. Public comment is taken at the beginning of each meeting, and throughout at the discretion of the chair.

Meetings are recorded and can be viewed on local channel 987 three times/day from Wednesday to Saturday - 8 am, 5:30 pm, and 12 midnight.

Next meeting:             

Saturday, February 15 2020
9 am
Oakland Town Hall
N4450 County Road A, Cambridge, WI 53523
The  approved agenda will be posted here, by clicking the icon immediately above, when it is finalized. A paper copy will be posted outside the Town Hall, Hering's Ripley Inn, and the Family Restaurant., usually on the Monday preceding the meeting.   ​

To see a copy of the approved 2020 budget, please follow the tab "Financial Reporting" on the left. ​

Below are a list of simple lake friendly practices that help keep Lake Ripley beautiful.  Some are eligible for grants. Click on links to learn more or call the Lake Manager.
Click here to hear a song about the spiny water flea
Happy New Year! 
This year's ice-on date is more of an ice-on ice-off date, as the Lake has been iced over and then thawing off and on since early November. At the start of 2020 we have open water in the center of the lake, with both bays frozen over. We have Canada geese in residence. Holidays, with temps in the 50s(!) are winding down. Fire breaks have been cut in the Preserve in anticipation of a late winter prescribed burn.  The District is open year-round. Feel free to say hi if you are dropping off your taxes with the Town Clerks.