THE BRIGHT SIDE 

 

Tuesday on August 10th at 5 p.m., at the Piers Harbor & Lakefront meeting.
Lagoon weeds were discussed, as they are a little extreme this year due to the low rain at the beginning of the summer, high temperatures, and the lack of water movement due to low boat usage in the lagoon. The city does try to have the weeds removed and the water cleared on a weekly basis but is not always successful in this goal and the weekly work may not be enough this summer. The Lake Geneva Harbor Master has some ideas on how to get more accomplished. Volunteers can be recruited as well as requesting help from those needing to complete required community service hours.  Also, an ‘adopt a lagoon’ campaign could be implemented, or the city could hire someone or a company to do the job. This will take care of the surface weeds called lake grass but does not get rid of the thick weeds growing from the base of the lagoon.

To do any weed cutting the city would have to request a permit from the DNR and may need to since this has not been done since 2013. If money is to be spent on the weed issue the city would also have to talk to the Towers Association, as it has partial ownership of slips in the lagoon. The harbormaster, public works director, and city administrator plan to get together and discuss what plan of action should be taken, and then the harbormaster will meet with the DNR on September 3rd for further input.

This is great news for future summers but maybe a bit too little and too late for much improvement this summer. Geneva Lake lovers volunteered and got to work on the lake grass clean-up. Alderperson Joni Yunker, along with Elmer’s employees, and crew members of Lake Geneva’s public works department joined together to get the job done. However, this is a job that needs to be repeated every few days as the lake grass regrowth is quick. Lake Geneva is full of so many wonderful people.

Lagoon Weed Abatement

Cleaning Lagoon Grass Lake geneva

Volunteers from the city and Elmer’s Boat Rental are busy cleaning the lake grass from the lagoon.

 

Come join the fun at Pearce’s Farm Stand for their 7th Annual Classic Car and Tractor Show.
The event will go on the 21st of August.  This event, at Pearce’s Farm Stand, will be going on from 11:30 a.m., through 3:30 p.m. This is a great fun-filled day at the farm stand. There will be live music from 11:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m., under the pavilion featuring Cork and Classics. There will be a great selection of classic cars and tractors to view and the first one hundred people entering will receive a collector’s dash plaque. Concessions are available, including brats, hot dogs, sweet corn, fresh apple cider donuts, and more. Don’t forget the kids’ favorite tube rollers and hamster wheel and while you are there pick up some fresh produce straight from the field!

 

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