Geneva Lake Environmental Agency (GLEA).
The GLEA, since its foundation, has been and continues to be an instrumental non-political agency working to protect and preserve Geneva Lake and its watershed. Critical to that group has been its Executive Director Ted Peters. Ted, who has been the GLEA’s driving force for many years, announced that he plans to retire in the spring of 2021 and recommended that the GLEA should start the process of finding his replacement. The problems the GLEA will have in finding a replacement for Ted Peters is finding someone who has the knowledge, passion, dedication, and who will put in the time and effort that Ted has put into GLEA during his many years as its Executive Director.
GLEA’s testing and recording have given us a picture of Geneva Lake over time and that enables us to see trends and the environmental effects before they become serious or non-reversible issues, so that appropriate preventative steps can be taken. Geneva Lake is the most valuable resource in the area and preserving that resource is the purpose of the GLEA. The next Executive Director of the GLEA, like Ted Peters, needs to have the long-term preservation of Geneva Lake and its watershed, as the primary focus of their leadership of the Geneva Lake Environmental Agency.
Happy 4th of July.
Some communities are holding celebrations and fireworks for all to enjoy.
On Friday, July 3rd, Elkhorn will be having fireworks in Sunset Park and encourages the practice of social distancing or watching from your vehicle. The fireworks will start at dusk, around 9:30 p.m., but unfortunately, there will be no food trucks or live music. Families are welcome to bring their own food and drinks to enjoy at the park while they wait for the fireworks.
Saturday, July 4th, the celebrations start in Brown’s Lake with a boat parade at 6 p.m. Boaters will decorate their boats and take a trip around the lake, in hopes of winning a cash prize. After the boat parade and fireworks at dusk.
On Saturday Burlington will have fireworks at the ChocolateFest grounds starting at dusk. Again, families are encouraged to watch from their vehicles but there will also be designated areas to watch from the grounds.
Delavan will also be hosting fireworks on Saturday from the Delavan-Darien High School football field. Families are again encouraged to watch from their vehicles but there will be designated spaces to watch from outside.
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