Oakland Town Hall
N4450 County Road A
Cambridge, WI  53523
Phone:  (608) 423-4537
E-mail:  ripley@oaklandtown.com
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​MISSION  
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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Native Trees
Downspouts
How-to video 1
How-to video 2
Homeowner manual
How-to video
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
How-to video
Stop by the Hoard & Curtis Scout Camp next to the Lake Ripley boat landing to see "fish sticks" at work!


Lake Conditions
This season we have seen an increase in algae growth.  Recent observations and conversations with the DNR suggest that the algae present is filamentous algae. Information on filamentous algae is found below.  Please go to our links and downloads tab for additional information on algae and check out the DNR website for more information on blue green algae: http://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/bluegreenalgae/




THANK YOU!!​
Thank you to those who attended the Pontoon classroom on June 24th.  It was a great, but windy time, and we appreciate your time in learning more about this beautiful lake.  

We would especially like to thank our speakers and pontoon boat captain: Paul Garrison, Patricia Cicero, Taylor Steager, Amanda Smith, Dave DeGidio, John Molinaro, Mike Sabella, Craig Kempel and Joel Winn.​














 Photo Credit: P. Leverson


Below are a list of simple lake friendly practices that help keep Lake Ripley beautiful.  Click on each link to learn more!
Click here to hear a song about the spiny water flea
Thank you to over 30 volunteers who helped in the Lake District Preserve.  With your help we were able to form wildlife habitat areas, clean out five wood duck nesting boxes, widen the recreational trail, take down dead trees and cut and haul out over 12 truck loads of firewood! We are so grateful to area residents and students from UW-Whitewater who braved cold weather to make this day such a success! 
 

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