Green Lake Litter Patrol on the Job!

The dedicated volunteers in the Green Lake Litter Patrol meet every Sunday morning at 8:45 am at the Bath House Theater Parking Lot at 7312 West Green Lake Drive N, patrol around the lake for about 2 hours, leaving a beautiful, clean park for us all to enjoy. To join in the fun, come dressed for the weather. Equipment provided. More info at

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!
Adnan Khan (203) 361.6807 or 

Our mailing address is

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.

Lakes currently experiencing toxic algae blooms are also listed on the Washington State Toxic Algae website here.

Green Lake Water Quality - July 8, 2024

Secchi Depth: 3.8 meters, (12.5 feet)
Water Temp: 25.0 C, (77.0 F)

Weekly water clarity and temperature data are posted on the King County Lakes website and available here (select Lake Green-1, From/To, and View Data). General lake information, water quality data, and reports are available here. Continuous water level and temperature gauge data are available here.

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.

Friends of Green Lake - Join in Person or by ZOOM on July 23, 2024

FOGL meets the fourth Tuesday of odd numbered months, and

YOU’RE INVITED! Please join us in Person or via ZOOM on Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Orangutan Academy, 434 NE Ravenna Blvd., Seattle, WA 98115


  • Introductions, Land Acknowledgement
  • Aquatic Plant Management Plan
  • Cyanobacteria Management Plan
  • Amphibian Monitoring, Tree Frog Project Update
  • Taiga Floating Wetlands Project
  • Water Quality Status
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Additional items of intere

or JOIN ZOOM MEETING using this link:

Meeting number:
833 5346 9270
Password: chessape

We look forward to seeing you then!

Rob Zisette
FOGL President

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 24, 2024

Meeting Minutes Are Now Online

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