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​
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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.  Due to the COVID-19 precautions, the May meeting will be conducted in a hybrid remote and conventional fashion. If you would like to attend in person, we will have sanitized seats spaced in accordance with social distancing procedures. For this month, due to the governor's Declaration of Emergency, it is also possible for Board members or the general public to call in to the meeting live, at 605-475-4000, passcode 647240# 

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. Recordings suspended due to pandemic. 

Next meeting:                        Saturday, June 20, 2020
9 am
Oakland Town Hall
N4450 County Road A, Cambridge, WI 53523

When approved, see agenda here. 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



Openings for Weed Harvesters for the 2020 cutting season. Click here for job posting. 


Turtle Crossing Signs Available from the District
Big thanks to Board Member Doug Maurer and his wife Leah for donating 25 turtle crossing signs. If you would like one for your yard, please contact District chair Jimmy 
DeGidio at 608-921-1340, who will deliver it to your yard. The District asks that you display it during turtle nesting season (from now through August) then remove it and store it for reuse next year. The signs are free, but goodwill donations accepted to be used for a shoreland and shallows assessment scheduled this year to continually monitor and improve turtle habitat here.