July is Lake Appreciation Month
July may be lake appreciation month, but lake management and conservation is a year long project. Below are some ideas to continually appreciate your lake:
Learn about the issues through the CFL, CT DEEP, or your local lake association.
Stop the spread of invasive plant species by cleaning, draining, and drying your boat before you move it from any lake and be sure your fellow boaters do the same.
Support Low Impact Development (LID) in lake watershed areas.
Work with your Town on improved storm water management to minimize the impact of runoff into our lakes.
Be sure that septic systems in lake watersheds are well-maintained and pumped regularly.
Get involved with your local lake association by volunteering to help.
Support volunteer citizen science as a cost-effective involvement of interested people in lake management.
The North American Lakes Management Society (NALMS) has a few ideas too:
A Progressive Project Exploring Your Lake
The Board of Connecticut Federation of Lakes (CFL) wants to present a year-long project, broken down into periodic focusses that build on themselves to create awareness of your lake and watershed.
Join us on the Board of CFL
We would love to add some new excitement to the Connecticut Federation of Lakes. We are inviting anyone interested in helping the lake community to join us.