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!

Pontoon Classroom Highlights!

We had a warm sunny day at our third pontoon classroom for Cambridge High School students.  Students participated in hands-on learning of lake monitoring techniques, plant ecology and identification, watershed issues and sediment studies that relay our lakes history.

We would especially like to thank our speakers and pontoon boat captains: Paul Garrison, Patricia Cicero, Dave and Rae Martin, Mike Sabella, Craig Kempel, Keith Kolb, Jimmy DeGidio and Georgia Gomez-Ibanez.​

 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
Free Firewood

Thank you to the volunteers who helped to cut and haul downed wood from the Lake District Preserve.  A total of 4 wood trailer loads and three truck loads were harvested and a series of brush piles were formed.  More trees will be felled this winter with another opportunity to cut free fire wood.   What better way to stay warm then to keep the home fires stoked. If interested, contact the district office and we'll contact you when the date is set.