Early Lapham Peak Park Sign
Early Lapham Peak Park Sign

The "Friends of Lapham Peak Unit, Kettle Moraine State Forest, Inc." (FLP) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization; our Employer Identification Number (EIN) is: 39-1650068.

Board Meeting Minutes
Annual Reports (and IRS 990's)

History

The FLP was founded in 1989 as a nonprofit group dedicated to supporting and promoting the Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit in a variety of ways.   Some of the activities include sponsoring or promoting special events, fundraising for special projects, organizing volunteer work days and offering additional services to park visitors while also helping the DNR's Park Personnel.  Park Map.  The park is located 3/4 mile south of I-94 on County Hwy C (Delafield exit #285), Delafield, Wisconsin.  For donation options, please see our member information and Donations pages.

Our first project was to raise funds and enlist volunteers to light the 2.5 mile cross-country ski trail, and later added snowmaking operations to annually provide made snow on some of the trails (see our snowmaking pages here).  Our other projects over the years have included:

  • Developed Disabled Accessible Trail
  • Funded Trecker Lodge - fireplace, furniture, rubber flooring, trail lights
  • Built kiosks
  • Purchased snow grooming equipment
  • Fundraising for snow making project - electrical power, underground piping, hoses with quick connects, high-efficiency snow guns, and a high pressure pump to deliver the water
  • Funding for Lupo Pond (water supply for snow making)
  • Volunteering at Hausmann Nature Center on weekends June-October
  • Purchased plants and shed for Butterfly Garden, while also establishing a Memorial Brick walkway inside the Garden
  • Kids Korner interactive displays at Hausmann Nature Center
  • Displays in Hausmann Nature Center
  • Picnic shelter at Evergreen area and Homestead Hollow area
  • Resided the Evergreen shelter
  • Constructed Memorial Park benches for the trails
  • Purchased UTVs for projects and DNR personnel work

FLP ACTIVITIES

  • Lapham Loppet ski race – January
  • Candlelight Ski/Hike - January
  • Fright Hike - Mid October
  • Weekly Nordic Ski Series - January-February
  • Colorama run/walk – first Saturday in October
  • Annual Meeting – first Wednesday in November
  • Events:
    • Work Days in spring and fall
    • Adopt-A-Trail Clean-up on Glacial Drumlin Trail
    • Bluebird Trail Monitoring
    • Butterfly Garden Assistance
    • Garlic Mustard Pulls
    • Spring Bird Hikes
    • Nature Center
    • Snowmaking Committee & Operations
    • Habitat Restoration/Forest & Prairies (clearing buckthorn and other invasive trees & plants)
    • Summer Solstice (concert fundraiser)
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FLP Board of Directors and Meeting Minutes

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Annual Meeting Reports

Our Annual Meeting is the first Wednesday in November at 7:00 pm. at the Hausmann Nature Center (or via Zoom if conditions are not possible for an in-person meeting).  Our Fiscal Year runs Oct 1 - Sept 30.

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