From hiking to birding, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and biking, Green Lake has a plethora of outdoor recreational activities to enjoy. 

Thanks to the Green Lake Conservancy land trust and its partners, the Green Lake Sanitary District and Wisconsin DNR, there are 15 properties around Green Lake and along Silver Creek to explore and experience nature's inspiration. 

These natural gems offer scenic vistas and diverse wildlife. Some have sweeping views of the lake and others have recreational trails and boardwalks that wind through wetlands that support populations of native plants and animals. 

So grab your hiking shoes, binoculars, a kayak or bike and don’t forget the camera— adventure awaits on Conservancy lands in Green Lake!


Green Team events have been cancelled until further notice.  This is being done in compliance with governmental guidance regarding avoidance of “public gatherings”. We are all doing our part by practicing social distancing during these difficult times. We are hopeful that we can resume enjoying our natural resources together in the near future.  

But in the meantime, the conservancy lands and trails continue to be open to the public and individuals as respite from any social isolation.


Camp Grow Property Preservation Update

There was a tremendous outpouring of support to help us preserve the former Camp Grow property and we are pleased to announce that because of the generous support of over 600 donors, and a $1.7 million dollar WDNR Knowles-Nelson Stewardship grant, the Green Lake Conservancy became the new owners on July 10!

 Why Conserve Your Land?

Across America, thousands of people are determined to conserve the places they value.  Landowners have a deep connection to their land and know the gifts undeveloped properties provide their communities:  clean air and water, fresh food, wildlife habitat, and sheer scenic beauty.

All-too-often these special places disappear forever because of development. Every day, over 5,000 acres of land are developed in the U.S.

 Many landowners are taking a stand to safeguard the places they love— productive farms, ranch land, forests, wetlands, coastlines— for their family and for future generations.

If you’re a landowner looking to preserve your property, learn more today.

Investing in Green Lake's
Natural Capital

How much would you pay for a breath of fresh air?  Clean groundwater?  Fertile croplands?  A healthy lake?  How much is this “natural capital” worth to you and me?  As it turns out, quite a bit.


Estimates indicate that worldwide Nature’s ecosystem services are valued over 44 trillion dollars annually!


As a 501(c)3 non-profit, the Green Lake Conservancy invests in natural capital by offering watershed protection through acquisition, gift, or conservation easement.  Lands that have been placed in trust and which support forests and prairies, wetlands and shorelands are now protected forever.  


 After nearly two decades of land trust service, the Green Lake Conservancy continues to hold steadfast, protecting land and waters in and around the Green Lake watershed.  


Help us preserve those special places.  Consider making a generous donation to the Green Lake Conservancy.



Top Ten Reasons
To Be a Friend of the Conservancy

Because the Conservancy...

  1. Preserves and protects special places for future generations
  2. Serves as a strategic lake partner
  3. Protects shorelands and water resources
  4. Promotes environmental sustainability
  5. Invests in natural capital and ecosystem services
  6. Contributes to the local lake economy
  7. Assists landowners in preserving their lands
  8. Is the only local land trust in the Green Lake area
  9. Is working toward land trust national accreditation
  10. Provides public access to lands for recreation and enjoyment

“To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.”

Aldo Leopold