Silver Lake Protection Association

Kenosha County, Wisconsin

A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature.–Henry David Thoreau

Home Photos Lake Map By Laws



John Coffey

Vice President:

Bill Erb

Dave Zyer

Kyle Grumbeck


Michelle Cullen


Karen Erb

Membership Requirements

Any person, eighteen (18) years of age and over, qualifies for membership in the Silver Lake Protection Association.  

You NEED the Association and the Association NEEDS YOU!

Join Now.  

In numbers there is strength!!  Send donations to:

Silver Lake Protection Association

P.O. Box 165

Silver Lake, WI 53170

Silver Lake Protection Association (SLPA)’s affairs are governed by a Board of Directors,  

Our objectives are:

To protect our valuable lake for the enjoyment of all

To improve and protect the environment of southeastern Wisconsin

To protect wildlife and its habitat

To prevent water pollution

To promote responsible zoning regulations

To promote water related safety regulations

To work for adequate sanitary codes and police protection

To cooperate with the Town Board of Salem and the Village of Silver Lake in any action which will benefit all property owners

To keep members informed on taxation and other pertinent matters

To plan meetings and social activities for the benefit and enjoyment of its members

Click here to read  the minutes of the Sept. 5, 2012 meeting.

Click here to read the minutes of the informational meeting April 3, 2013.

Click here to read  the minutes of the annual meeting July 13, 2013

Click here to read  the minutes of the annual meeting July 12, 2014

Click here to  the July 11, 2015 Annual Meeting Minutes

Click here to read  the July 16, 2016 Minutes

Click here to read the minutes of the July 29, 2017 meeting.

Click here to read the minutes of the July 28, 2018 meeting.

Click here to read the summary financial report 2018.

Click here to read the minutes of the July 20, 2019 Annual Meeting.

Click here to read the minutes of the July 28, 2020 Annual Meeting.

Click on Map for a Larger View

Please download and read the documents that have been submitted to the state in regard to our treatment plan:

Silver Lake Proposed Treatment 2013

Silver Lake 2013 Large Scale Permit Application

Silver Lake 2013 Permit Application

Aquatic Plant Management Plan

2015 Approved Permit Application

"Aquatic Plant Management Treatment Record"

Read the 2019 Silver Lake Aquatic Plant Survey Report

Silver Lake Protection Association has formed a committee to investigate the possibility and process involved in forming a public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district.  We invite you to read the document provided by the State of Wisconsin concerning this process.  Please click here to download the pdf that explains what a Lake District is, how it is formed, and what we would have to do to ensure the future health of Silver Lake.

A meeting was held on Mar. 26, 2015 at the Salem Town Hall.  Stantec Corp. presented an extensive slide presentation of the 2015 Sonar Treatment Plan .  Mr Mark Kordus, our Project Manager traveled all the was from Stevens Point to bring us the information.  That slide show is presented here.  Unfortunately, you had to BE THERE to hear his presentation to get the full effect.  But we thank him for sharing his presentation on this website!

Click here for the 2015 Sonar Treatment Plan

Click here for the discussion 2015 Herbicide Permit Application

Please remember to inspect and clean your watercraft to prevent the spread of weeds.  It is our goal to preserve Silver Lake as an environmentally healthy lake and to educate all members to be responsible for the use of this irreplaceable resource. Links:

Town of Salem Lakes, Wisconsin

Silver Lake Sportsmen’s Club

Suscribe to Lake Tides

(The FREE newsletter for people interested in Wisconsin Lakes )

Eek!    Eurasian Water-milfoil

Harmful Algal Blooms in Wisconsin’s Lakes

(If you see an algal bloom on your lake, here’s information about safety

Blue Green questions and answers

Keeping Your Pet Safe Brochure

Download Water Quality Advisory Sign

We would like our members to visit the U. W. Stevens Point Extension website to better understand how and why it is so important to manage our lake.  It is not just about getting rid of weeds.

Lake Tides

The FREE newsletter for people interested in Wisconsin Lakes

2014 Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Conventi​on ARCHIVE

Eek! Zebra Mussels

Read the 2020 Silver Lake

Aquatic Plant Survey Report

PUBLIC HEARING Notice to Property Owners & SLPA Friends

TO:      Proposed Silver Lake Management District Property Owners

            Silver Lake Protection Association Members

FROM:  John Coffey, President, SLPA

            Harry Laws, Chairman, SLPA Lake District Committee



The Silver Lake Protection Association made a presentation to the Salem Lakes Village Board on October 12, 2020.  This presentation followed the submittal of last August's petition results which showed that over 75% of property owners within the proposed boundary were in favor of forming the Silver Lake Management District.

Shortly after our presentation, the Salem Lakes Village Hall was closed due to the epidemic and has only recently been re-opened.

The Village Board has decided to hold a Public Hearing regarding the formation of the lake district, and it is scheduled for 6:00 pm, April 12th at the Village Hall, 9814 Antioch Road (Hwy 83), Salem.  An information session will be held immediately prior to the hearing, beginning at 5:30pm.

Inasmuch as there is some opposition to the lake district coming from our Silver Lake neighbors who live OUTSIDE the proposed district boundary, we are strongly encouraging you to show your support for the lake district by attending the upcoming Public Hearing.

Once the Silver Lake Management District is formed, it is anticipated that a Village-appointed Citizens Advisory Committee will be formed to help take the necessary steps to activate the lake district.  These steps include petitioning for a property-owner majority on the Board of Directors and holding an Annual Meeting to elect three property-owners to the five-member Board of Directors.  We hope the Annual Meeting can be held in late June.

While the lake district process is ongoing, the Silver Lake Protection Association will be undertaking this year's badly needed weed treatment. Approximately 24 acres, largely in the southwest portion of the lake, will be treated in late spring.  This treatment will deplete the Association's current cash reserves but will be the last one needed prior to the lake district's takeover of invasive weed management in 2022.

Please show your support and contact us with any questions or concerns.

The Village of Salem Lakes voted on April 19, to ask the Protection Association to present the petition to the Kenosha County Board, and take no further action on the citizens’ petition.  

See the complete story in the Kenosha News:  

The meeting and hearing were postponed due to Covid Restrictions.