Our Mission:
The Geneva Lake Environmental Agency is determined to maintain Geneva Lake's resources by protecting, preserving and enhancing a desirable lake and watershed quality.

The Geneva Lake Environmental Agency’s office is located in rooms 101 and 103 in Lowrey Hall on the Campus of George Williams College of Aurora University in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. This new location offers the availability of two laboratories for the Agency to conduct its Geneva Lake research in conjunction with students of George Williams College. Visit the ""Current Lake Data"" link for the most up to date Geneva Lake data.

  • Summer 2014: The Geneva Lake Environmental Agency, in cooperation with the Linn Sanitary District, Walworth County Public Health and George Williams College conducted a comprehensive private drinking well testing program. For more information on the program and the results click on the Groundwater Info link above and view “Private Drinking Water well testing program 2014".
  • Summer of 2015: The Geneva Lake Environmental Agency conducted the most comprehensive aquatic plant survey ever conducted on Geneva Lake. Over 750 sites were sampled with the type and amount of plants recorded. For more info on the survey click on the “Current Lake Data” link at the top of the page and then click on “Aquatic Plant Survey’ on the left hand side of the page.
  • Summer 2016: The Geneva Lake Environmental Agency revisited its assessment of zebra mussels and their impact on the lake bottom community. For more information on the summer 2016 assessment ,click on “Current Lake Data” link and then click on Zebra Mussels on the left hand side of the page.
  • 2017 The Geneva Lake Environmental Agency will be conducting several small studies including our on-going lake, White River and municipal beach sampling. For 2017 we will be installing groundwater monitoring wells in the Fontana Fen, assessing the impacts of chemical treatment on a small lake lagoon and the nearby lake and initiating a five year well testing program on drinking wells.

About The Geneva Lake Environmental Agency

The Geneva Lake Environmental Agency was formed in the early 1970's by a group of citizens concerned about Geneva Lake's future. The Agency was formed as a shared unit of the local governments of the Towns of Linn and Walworth, the Villages of Fontana and Williams Bay and the City of Lake Geneva.

Since 1975, the Agency has operated under a Uniform Resolution and By Laws signed by the sponsoring units of government. The resolution calls for the Agency to study the 5,262 acre Geneva Lake and its 13,045 acre watershed regarding its physical, chemical and biological characteristics, water quality, lake and land use; protective measures, recreation and resource related problems and to make recommendations to protect resources, improve living conditions and foster legislation to accomplish these recommendations. This program is implemented by one full time staff member and a college intern.

All too often, many of us take the quality of the lake and diversity of plant and animal life for granted. We seem to expect a healthy and diverse lake, clean and plentiful water to view, swim, fish, and boat in. A healthy Geneva Lake also increases tourism and property values, and is good for the local economy.

Not only is it critical to protect the lake today, but it is important to protect it so we can pass it down to future generations. If we do not take steps to ensure that the Geneva Lake's water quality remains suitable for these purposes, the excellent water quality we take for granted may vanish. The Agency is determined to maintain Geneva Lake's resources by protecting, preserving, and enhancing desirable lake and watershed quality.

The most important thing one can do is to GET INVOLVED! Take steps to:

  • Learn about how your daily routines affect Geneva Lake by obtaining a copy of the "Geneva Lake Book". Realize that we are part of the problem and an integral part of the solution.
  • Encourage your family, neighbors, community, civic groups, and governments to protect water quality.
  • Contact the Agency or other water quality advocates who have the technical ability to help us help ourselves.
  • Do not take water quality for granted. Realize that water quality is strongly related to your enjoyment of the lake, property values and an important legacy to leave for future generations.
  • Do not take water quality for granted. Realize that water quality is strongly related to your enjoyment of the lake, property values and an important legacy to leave for future generations.

Donations
Help the Geneva Lake Environmental Agency in its efforts to protect, preserve, and enhance Geneva Lake's water quality by sending a donation. Being an inter-municipal lake management agency, these donations are tax deductible and will support the Agency's research, monitoring, and education programs that are necessary to maintaining a high quality resource important to our social, economic, and environmental well being.

Private donations are a vital part of the Agency's funding. Any and all contributions to the Geneva Lake Environmental Agency are tax deductible and will go solely to Geneva Lake's management and no other lake. Please consider supporting our lake management efforts with a private tax-deductible contribution. Check with your place of employment to see if they have a matching gift program. That way, your contribution is twice as valuable.

Send your contribution to:
Geneva Lake Environmental Agency
P. O. Box 914
Williams Bay, WI 53191

262-245-GLEA (4532).

Thank you for supporting the work we are doing. Thank you to the many volunteers and contributors who make our work possible and sucessful.


Geneva Lake Environmental Agency Staff and Board of Directors, 2012:

Staff
Theodore W. Peters Executive Director
Amie Townsend Adminstrative Assistant
Hayden King Intern
David Rasmussen Attorney

Board of Directors
Patrick Kenny Fontana
Rick Pappas Fontana
Cindy Flower Lake Geneva
Vacant Lake Geneva
Chris Jones Linn
Tom Leith Linn
Jim Lovell Walworth
LaMarr Lundberg Williams Bay
Richard Bowman Williams Bay

Thanks for stopping and enjoy your visit.

The GLEA would like to thank Jesse Wirth for his knowledge and time donated to redesign this website.