The Geneva Lake Environmental Agency (GLEA) is appealing to the State of Wisconsin for grants and funding assistance for a multi-faceted abatement program to fight the spread of Starry stonewort, an invasive species of algae, in Geneva Lake. We have a short window of opportunity to stop this invasive organism before it spoils the health, beauty and vitality of our cherished Geneva Lake.
Sign our letter below in support of the GLEA's request for critical state funding. We will submit this letter to appropriate state agencies and other environmental organizations who can address this serious threat. You can also support the GLEA by contributing directly through their Go FundMe page [click here].
As a concerned member of the Geneva Lake community, I submit this letter in support of the Geneva Lake Environmental Agency's (GLEA) efforts to stop the spread of Starry stonewort in Geneva Lake.
I have seen other invasive species infiltrate Geneva Lake in the past – and the lake has tolerated them – but Starry stonewort is a different beast.
There is a short window of opportunity to stop the spread of this invasive organism before it can become well-established and spoil the health, beauty and vitality of our cherished Geneva Lake. This is going to take a determined and collaborated effort by the whole Geneva Lake community. The GLEA is appealing to the State of Wisconsin for grants and funding assistance for a multi-faceted abatement program, and for the State and DNR to give Geneva Lake their full-fledged collaboration.
I urge state officials to provide adequate funding to the GLEA for the following key reasons:
I proudly stand with Care for Lake Geneva in support of the GLEA’s funding request, and I hope we can all work collaboratively to stop the spread of this invasive species. The future of Geneva Lake depends on it.
Geneva Lake Community Member