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
Tree Reefs
Rain Barrels
Lakeshore Gardens
Permeable Pavers
Native Trees
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!

Have you signed up for the Pontoon Classroom?

Join us on June 24th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for our Pontoon Classroom.   Learn more about Lake Ripley and efforts underway to monitor past and current lake health.  Patricia Cicero from Jefferson County Land & Water Conservation Department will talk about aquatic plants, Paul Garrison, recently retired from the DNR, will demonstrate tools used to measure lake bed sediments and what they tell us about Lake Ripley's history, Lisa Griffin and volunteer monitor and Board Member Craig Kempel will show current monitoring efforts and how this information is used.  Other information will include invasive species, algae blooms and more.

Bring the whole group to this free family-friendly event.  Please call 608-423-4537 or email ripley@oaklandtown.com to register.  Space is limited so sign up early.  A confirmation email will confirm your reservation.  If you've signed up via email and did not receive a confirmation, please re-send the email.

​We hope you can join us for a fun, hands-on learning experience and learn a bit more about our beautiful Lake Ripley.

 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!