Green Lake Stewards Planting Party! Saturday, April 6, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Join Our Green Lake Planting Work Party!

Hello Stewards…

Happy Spring! Hope this message finds you well! We have a work party coming up. In addition to planting we will also be mulching to protect and nourish our new plants.

Date:  Saturday, April 6th
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Meet:  Beside the Aqua Theater at the east end of the Small Craft Center
(5900 West Green Lake Way North)

Dress for the weather and the dirty work, wear close-toed shoes and bring a bottle of water.

Hope see you there!
Questions?
Adnan Khan (203) 361.6807 or adnanz.89@gmail.com 

Our mailing address is
greenlakestewards@gmail.com

Cleanup for Wildlife Health a Huge Success!

The Green Lake Cleanup for Wildlife Health on February 4, 2024 was a Huge Success! About 50 volunteers participated who brought a wide range of needed expertise and tools. Two shore crews were able to make it around the entire lake shoreline to cut and remove tree branches entangled with fishing lines, lures, bobbers, and lead weights.

We also had a boat crew who covered about half of the lake in highly fished areas and were able to reach those branches hanging far over the water. We removed fishing gear from well over 100 locations, most of which had probably been hanging there for many years. There are still more out there, and we plan to go at it again this summer so watch for that announcement. Thanks so much for all the hard work by everyone! We definitely made a difference in preventing more injury and deaths of owls and other birds from fishing gear entanglement at Green Lake.

Green Lake Water Quality - April 21, 2024

Secchi Depth: 3.1 meters, (10.2 feet)
Water Temp: 12.5 C, (54.5 F)

Weekly data are reported quarterly and uploaded to the King County Lakes website available here.   (Select “Green-1” and “View Data”). General lake information, water quality data, and reports are available here.  Continuous Green Lake Water Level and Temperature Gauge data  are available here.

Green Lake Safe Swimming Status

Green Lake can experience algae blooms in late summer and fall that produce toxins and result in warnings of unsafe conditions for swimming.

The beaches are tested weekly during the summer for fecal coliform bacteria that very rarely result in beach closures.

For a current listing of Green Lake and other King County beach warnings to Stay Out Of The Water, go to the King County Lakes website here.  
https://kingcounty.gov/legacy/services/environment/water-and-land/lakes/swim-beaches.aspx/default.aspx

Lakes currently experiencing toxic algae blooms are also listed on the Washington State Toxic Algae website here
https://www.nwtoxicalgae.org/

Friends of Green Lake VIRTUAL Meeting - March 26, 2024

YOU’RE INVITED! Please join our ZOOM MEETING Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

AGENDA:

  • Stormwater Treatment Status and Needs
  • Fishing Line Cleanup Day Recap
  • Bird Walk Recap
  • Amphibian Monitoring Report
  • Taiga Floating Wetlands Report
  • Water Quality Status Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Additional items of interest

ZOOM INSTRUCTIONS

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 838 9859 6517
Passcode: 996009

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We look forward to seeing you Tuesday!


Rob Zisette
FOGL President
206-930-6585 cell
https://friendsofgreenlake.org/

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Meeting Minutes Are Now Online

Minutes for previous meetings are being posted in the blog, retroactively. Click here for a minutes-only archive.