What is FOLKS?
Friends of Lake Kegonsa Society (FOLKS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 1988. FOLKS’ primary objectives are:
To protect, maintain and enhance the environmental and recreational values at Lake Kegonsa and its surroundings.
To organize and conduct activities intended to maintain or improve the ecology, water quality, fishing and recreational use of Lake Kegonsa.
To obtain and provide information to members regarding lake users concerns about Lake Kegonsa.
FOLKS works closely with Dane County, the WI Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the UW Limnology Department, and the Clean Lakes Alliance (CLA).
We focus on water quality and water levels. FOLKS has a group of volunteers that monitor the lake for clarity and take water samples for quality analysis on a regular basis. This allows us to build a scientific database of measurements for Lake Kegonsa.
FOLKS was established in 1988 and is comprised of four elected officers and approximately eight other board members. Each of the board members are involved in our many committees. The committees are staffed by the officers, board members and individuals from FOLKS general membership. See the Activities Page for a list of our committees and their projects. Volunteers are always welcome.
FOLKS, PO Box 173, Stoughton, WI 53589