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.

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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, March 21, 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
​Job Openings - Clean Boats, Clean Water Launch Educator and Lake Researcher
The Lake District is hiring a boat launch educator and a Lake Researcher for the 2020 season. Both jobs are grant-supported and will end when the funding ends. The Educator will split their time between the public boat launch on Island Lane and the Marina launch and will inform boaters getting on and off the water about aquatic invasive species and best boating practices for preventing their spread from lake to lake. The Researcher will hep with gathering and updating data needed for the District's 2020-2030 management plan. Successful candidates have excellent communication skills, be self-motivated, have deep concern for Lake Ripley, and be willing to work holidays and weekends. For application for Launch Educator follow this link. 

Please follow here for information how to apply for the LTE Lake Researcher.