Lapham Peak Friends is a nonprofit group dedicated to supporting and promoting the Southern
Kettle Moraine State Forest – Lapham Peak Unit in a variety of ways. Some of the activities
include sponsoring or promoting special projects, organizing volunteer work days and offering
additional services to park visitors.
LPF formed in 1989 as a nonprofit organization. The first project was to raise funds and enlist
volunteers dedicated to lighting the 2.5 mile ski trail. Here are a few other projects LPF has
- Developed Disabled Accessible Trail
- Funded Trecker Lodge – fireplace, furniture, rubber flooring, trail lights down to the shelter and windmill
- Built kiosks around the park
- Some snow grooming equipment
- Fundraising for snow making project which includes 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
- Plants and shed for Butterfly Garden
- Kids Korner interactive displays at Hausmann Nature Center
- Displays in Hausmann Nature Center, in the Butterfly Garden and around the park
- picnic shelter at Evergreen area and in fall 2015 at Homestead Hollow area
- Lapham Loppet ski race – Jan.
- Candlelight Ski/Hikes- Jan./Feb.
- Weekly Nordic Ski Series – Jan.-Feb.
- Colorama – Oct.
- Annual Meeting – Nov.
- Member Outings:
- 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