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 Stewards Planting Party! Saturday, Dec. 9th, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Green Lake Planting Party Saturday Dec. 9, 2023, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Happy December! Hope this message finds you well!
Sorry for the short notice, but we have rescheduled our December work party to Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. We still have the swag from Green Seattle, so come out and join us as we add native plants to west side of the lake.  Hope you are still able to join us.

In addition to planting, we will also be mulching to protect and nourish our new plants.

As usual:

Date: December. 9th
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Meet: Near the Bathroom by 64th Street on the east side of Greenlake
(5701 East Green Lake Way N, Seattle, WA 98103)

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

Hope to see you there!
Adnan Khan (203) 361.6807 or

Our mailing address is:

Green Lake Birds with Martin Muller

Don’t Miss the Green Lake Bird Walk March 23rd

Come one come all to see and learn about the birds of Green Lake from expert ornithologist Martin Muller. Bright and early start at 8:00 AM on Sunday March 23, 2024. Meet at the West Beach behind the Bathhouse Theater and we’ll walk counterclockwise for 2-4 hours. Dress warm, avoid bright red outer layers, bring binoculars, and no dogs please. No registration required.

Please read the whole flyer for complete information!

Green Lake Water Quality - March 3, 2024

Secchi Depth: 1.8 meters, (5.9 feet)
Water Temp: 4.0 C, (39.2 F)
Lake Water Quality is monitored weekly by Jeffrey Howard at East Green Lake from the T-dock near the Green Lake Community Center or from a boat at the deepest part of the lake. The 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.

For continuous Green Lake Water Level and Temperature Gauge data tracked by King County, go to the King County Hydrologic Information Center website where you can search for both temperature (in C) and lake elevation. Here are instructions:
1. Click on either Water Temperature or State Only Gage to get a map of monitoring sites.
2. Click on the red dot at Green Lake
3. Click on View Graph. (The graph is currently being updated to improve visibility.) More data selections are listed left of the graph.

Friends of Green Lake VIRTUAL Meeting - January 23, 2024

YOU’RE INVITED! Please join our ZOOM MEETING Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


  • Owl Deaths by Fishing Lines at Green Lake and Bird Poisoning Hazards by Kersti Muul
  • Fishing Line Removal Day at Green Lake Needs Volunteers on Sunday February 4, 2024
  • Green Lake Integrated Vegetation Managment Plan by Colin Campbell, SPR
  • Green Lake Bird Walk with Martin Muller at 8 AM Saturday March 23, 2024
  • Amphibian Monitoring of Green Lake by Kim Tennican
  • Green Lake Environmental Education Needs by Rob Zisette
  • Taiga Floating Wetlands Planting and Goose Deterrence by Rob Zisette
  • Water Quality Status Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Additional items of interest


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We look forward to seeing you Tuesday!

Rob Zisette
FOGL President
206-787-8262 office
206-930-6585 cell

Next Meeting: March 26, 2024

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