Lake Management Made Simple

The North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) created a wonderful newsletter that describes simple, concrete steps you can take in your home, yard, and community to protect your lake.

The purpose of the newsletter is to help you better understand the fascinating things that you may not know about your watershed & lakefront property and to guide you on how you can use your power as an individual to make a positive impact. The lake that you know and love may look like it is just a body of water that is fun to explore and enjoy, but it is actually a complex system made up of many different parts, both living and non-living.

It is important for your lake to have responsible citizens like you to look out for it. Being a lake’s caretaker may seem overwhelming and complicated; however, with some work and dedication, the rewards of your efforts will be fulfilling. Without your help, your lake could quickly change into a different type of environment that may not be as fun for you and your family to enjoy in the years to come. These changes would not only affect you, but they would also affect the fish, birds, turtles, frogs, flowers, dragonflies, and other animals that are a part of your lake’s ecosystem. But, with the right attitude, anybody can be a lake protection champion.

The newsletters Table of Contents contains:

  • What is a lake?
  • What can go wrong?
  • What you can do to be a good lake and watershed steward
  • Advanced steps: Working with others to get your watershed in shape
  • Who to turn to for help

To view and/or download the full 16 page newsletter, click here.

Posted by Scott Freerksen “The Lake Guy”

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