Friends Mission

About the Friends

The “Friends of Lapham Peak Unit” (FLP) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest – Lapham Peak Unit. Our Employer Identification Number (EIN) is: 39-1650068.  Some of our activities that support the park include sponsoring or promoting special projects, organizing volunteer work days and offering additional services to park visitors while also helping the DNR and park personnel.

The FLP formed in 1989 as a non-profit organization and our first project was to raise funds and enlist volunteers dedicated to lighting the 2.5 mile cross-country ski trail. Other projects that the FLP has supported include:

  • 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
  • Kids Korner interactive displays at Hausmann Nature Center
  • Displays in Hausmann Nature Center
  • Picnic shelter at Evergreen area and Homestead Hollow area

FLP ACTIVITIES

  • Lapham Loppet ski race – January
  • Candlelight Ski/Hike – January
  • Weekly Nordic Ski Series – January-February
  • Colorama – first Saturday in October
  • Annual Meeting – first Wednesday in November
  • Member Events:
    • Work Days in spring and fall
    • Adopt-A-Trail Clean-up on Glacial Drumlin Trail
    • Bluebird Trail Monitoring
    • Butterfly Garden Assistance
    • Prairie Restoration
    • Garlic Mustard Pulls
    • Spring Bird Hikes
    • Snow making Committee
    • Forest restoration (clearing buckthorn and other invasive species of plant and trees)
    • Summer Solstice (concert fundraiser)

 

Board of Directors Meetings

FLP Board 1.4.16 FLP Board 1.5.17
FLP Board Feb.1.16 FLP Board 2.6.17
 FLP Board  3.2.16  FLP Board 3.7.17
FLP Board 4.6.16  FLP Board 4.5.17
FLP Board  5.4.16  FLP Boad 5.3.17
FLP Board 6.1.16  FLP Board 6-7-17
FLP Board 8.3.16  FLP Board 8-2-17
FLP Board 9.07.16  
FLP Board 10.05.16  
LP Board 12.7.16  

Our Annual Meeting is the first Wednesday in November at 7:00 pm. at the Haumann Nature Center.

2017 Annual Meeting Reports

Board Members 2017-18

Board Members 2016-17

2017 Bike Swap

2017 Bluebirds at Lapham Peak

2017 Butterfly Garden

2017 29th Colorama Run

2017 Endowment Fund

2017 Financial 1

2017 Financial 2

2017 Fright Hike Report

2017 Hausmann Nature Center

2017 FLP Annual Property Manager Report

2017 Snowmaking Annual Report

2017 Summer Solstice

2017 Wednedsay Nite Ski League and Lapham Loppet