Started planning to restore the lake to a minimum depth of 6 feet, rebuild the boat launch area and restore the beach.
Public information and planning meeting held at Barneveld Library.
Unincorporated non-profit "Friends of Birch Lake Association" formed. Cost estimate to restore the dam is $170,000. Formal plan submitted to DNR for review.
Presentations of plan made to Village of Barneveld, Brigham Township, Iowa County Board and other local and area groups.
Iowa County Board applies and later receives approval for river grant ($10,000 maximum) to commission another study to remove the dam.
Friend of Birch Lake Association receives approval from DNR for their plan to restore the lake.
Friends of Birch Lake initiates fund drive.
Friends of Birch Lake presents plan with funding results to the Iowa County Board.
The Friends of Birch Lake
is a tax-exempt, unincorporated, nonprofit association dedicated to saving and improving Birch Lake.
Board of Directors
Douglas Carden, President
Joanne Manteufel, Vice President/Secretary/Treasurer
Rick Anderson, Member at Large
Jen Bronsdon, Member at Large
Marcia Thompson, Member at Large