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​​Trillium Trek​-Saturday, April 22nd
Every April Master Gardener Helen Hepp and park staff lead hikes/strolls/walks around Lake Sylvia counting trilliums and for the curious, identifying the many wild native plants that exist in the beautiful deep forests of the state park. FOSLS always has hot beverages and good food for the participants. We had a good hunt in 2016, beautiful weather, nice folks and a great day for being at the lake. Folks were fishing and the camp ground was filled with early campers. We counted over 600 trilliums in bloom. Normally we count several thousand but the trilliums bloomed early this year. We saw many hundreds that had already shed their blossoms. Join us in 2017 for another hunt.

Spring Cleanup and Annual Membership Meeting- Saturday, March 18th
This year’s annual meeting will be at Schafer State Park.
9:00 am - We will start the day with a group cleanup project at Schafer State Park. Please bring gloves and tools that work for clearing and cleaning brush and trails. Meet us at the camping group shelter.

12:00 noon to 1:30 pm - Come to our Annual Meeting and have a potluck picnic lunch. Please bring a dish to share. This meeting will include the election of the Executive Board and possible membership dues. It is also an excellent opportunity to keep updated with FOSLS's activities whether that be recapping events that happened in the past year or looking in the upcoming the future.

​If you would like to serve on the board, please email us your name or let us know at the meeting.

​For members who won't be able to attend the Annual Meeting but would like to vote for board positions; please bring a proxy note with another member and they will be permitted to vote for you.

FOSLS works to preserve and protect our state parks for this and  future generation




The Lake Sylvia Legacy Project:  ​Taking the treasure of Lake Sylvia State Park and adding a legacy to pass on to  generations of the next century. See our special page and find out how you can be part of this effort.

"...working together to keep ALL state parks open and operating for future generations.."