How to Help

Urge the City Council to approve funding
to clean up Green Lake

On September 12, toxic green algae caused the Health Department to close Green Lake again to swimming and nearly all water activities. It continues to be closed. This is a repeat of closures in 2012 and 2013. Funding for treatment is in the Mayor’s Proposed Budget, but it is competing with many other needs.

See details on Seattle City Council Budget Hearings on the City Council website or Councilman Licata’s blog. Send written comments or letters if you cannot be there. Inform the Council that toxic algae and lake closures at this well loved, heavily used lake are intolerable. Tell them about any personal experiences.

About the alum treatment
Learn about our monitoring program

Volunteers Needed

  • Volunteer at shoreline restoration work parties (1st Sat of each month)
  • Coordinate volunteers for a shoreline restoration work party
  • Design posters announcing meetings & work parties
  • Measure lake temp & clarity from dock each week, report at meetings
  • Photograph FOGL events and write a story
  • Write about FOGL for blogs, newsletters, etc.
  • Help organize monthly meetings: program, speakers, liaison with Hearthstone
  • Outreach to nearby businesses
  • Outreach to nearby neighborhoods
  • Cap sales & inventory chairman
  • Identify grant opportunities, prepare grant applications
  • Pro bono legal advice

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Donate supplies
  • Poster paper / printing
  • Monitoring equipment
  • Water testing equipment

Email us

Make a cash donation

Help us purchase operating supplies for:

  • Water monitoring
  • FOGL Membership in Lake Preservation organizations
    (e.g. WALPA)
  • Posters and signs about meetings and initiatives

Send check payable to Friends of Green Lake to: Treasurer, Friends of Green Lake, PO Box 30544, Seattle, WA 98113-0544

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Friends of Green Lake

FOGL meets at 7:00 PM in the Board Room of The Hearthstone on the fourth Tuesday of odd numbered months.
The Hearthstone
Board Room, main floor
6720 E. Green Lake Way N

Green Lake Community Council

GLCC meets at 7:00 PM at The Hearthstone Chapel (address above) on the second Wednesday of odd numbered months.
Green Lake Community Council