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April 2024 Newsletter

May 21, 2024

Below is our April 2024 newsletter. We have many projects and updates happening this spring, including actives for each of you to get involved with! See updates regarding the construction of our new Lodge too! See our newsletter for all of the information. FLP Newsletter April 2024  

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Lapham Lodge Groundbreaking, March 19, 9:00am! RSVP

March 3, 2024

You are invited to the much anticipated groundbreaking of our Lapham Lodge project on March 19, an 9am, to be help at the Evergreen Pavilion at Lapham Peak.  We request an RSVP if possible, but if you don’t and are able to attend, please do. Current plans for the  event are: THE GROUNDBREAKING FOR THE LAPHAM LODGE AT LAPHAM PEAK MARCH 19TH 2024, 9:00 AM SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: • 9:00 to 9:30 – light breakfast […]

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Generac E-Cycling Grant for FLP

February 1, 2024

January 2024, Generac Power Systems of Waukesha Wisconsin, provided the Friends of Lapham Peak with a grant from the proceeds of their e-cycling efforts.  Kelly S, Community Programs Manager contacted John Hillmer, president of the FLP and they arranged a time when leaders from Generac could present a check to the Friends on January 30th. The e-cycling program is an effort to reclaim used components from equipment no longer in service, and when those components are […]

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2024 – Candlelight Hike/Ski at Lapham Peak

January 27, 2024

January 27, 6pm-8:45 pm – it was a fun night, a little warm and wet, but many people came out and had a great time either hiking on the paved trail or in the snow.  Refreshments were available at the Trecker Lodge, and nice warm bonfires were provided outside Trecker and Evergreen too. Thanks to all of the volunteers and DNR staff who made this evening possible. 2024 Candlelight Flier See our Event Page for […]

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Deer Hunting Removed from Current DNR Proposal for Lapham Peak

January 25, 2024

A Proposal to allow Bow Hunting of Deer and Turkeys at Lapham Peak has been Removed from the current plans, pr-03-20-adoption From the notes in that document: Comments were received both for and against bow hunting at Lapham Peak; more than 500 comments in total. Comments in favor of bow hunting cited issues with the current deer population including ticks, damage to landscaping, and the high potential for accidents on the county highway that runs […]

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December 2023 Newsletter

December 21, 2023

Below is our December 2023 newsletter. We have many projects and updates happening this winter, including actives to get involved with! See our newsletter for all of the information. FLP Newsletter December 2023  

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Friends of Lapham Peak awarded “Friends Group of the Year”

December 16, 2023

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources awarded The Friends of Lapham Peak, the “Friends Group of the Year” for 2023! An informal, impromptu ceremony was held on December 15, with a number of the Friends Members, as we received the award on behalf of the Friends Group. We’ve enjoyed a wonderful year of progress on many of our projects and efforts, with an anticipated 13,000-15,000 hours of volunteer time being recorded this calendar year.  (We’ll […]

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December 2023 Lapham Lodge Update

December 16, 2023

Greetings! Plans for the Lapham Lodge project have been under review by State and Federal agencies for several months.  These reviews, when completed, will allow the Friends to put the project out for bidding by general contractors.  This should occur in early 2024, and will tell us if we have the funds needed, based on the bids.  The hope is that this will lead to a construction start in spring 2024, with completion of the […]

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First Day Hike

December 11, 2023

The Waukesha/Milwaukee Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance will again be hosting hikes at Lapham Peak, starting at Noon on January 1st. All 3 hike options will start (and end) at the Mike Fort Shelter at Homestead Hollow. A bonfire with hot chocolate and cookies will be provided.    

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Annual Member Meeting and Annual Reports Posted

November 14, 2023

On November 8, 2023 – the Friends of Lapham Peak held their Annual Membership meeting and presented their Annual Report.  After a short Board Meeting, Anne Korman, recently retired Superintendent of the Kettle Moraine State Forest – Southern Unit presented an overview of snowmaking at Lapham Peak over the years, and shared a few key memories with us of her time with the DNR over the past 34 years. A copy of the full annual […]

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