Connecticut Lake Community

Partner Organizations


The DEEP is the State agency responsible for our inland lakes. Their website is a great resource for their activities. Click on the image above to visit their website.

CARING FOR OUR LAKES: Watershed and In-lake Management for Connecticut Lakes This book, published by the CT DEEP, gives an overview of watershed and in-lake management methods. Download the book here.

Invasive Investigator


The mission of The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station is to develop, advance, and disseminate scientific knowledge, improve agricultural productivity and environmental quality, protect plants, and enhance human health and well-being through research for the benefit of Connecticut residents and the nation. Click on the image above to visit their website.

AIS Program


The New England Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society (NEC-NALMS) is the only region wide organization addressing lake and lake watershed issues. Chartered in 1993, our purpose is to promote improved understanding of lakes, ponds, reservoirs and impoundments, and their watersheds; the ecosystem of which they are a part. Click on the image above to visit their website.

Secchi Dip In
Lakes Appreciation Month


The United States Environmental Protection Agency is 


Rivers Alliance of CT

Connecticut's United Voice for River Conservation Our mission is to protect all the waters of Connecticut: surface waters, aquifers, and wetlands. We promote and support good water policies statewide; we assist environmental groups, businesses, and individuals who seek to improve the quality of local waters. We offer educational services for experts and beginners alike.

CT Water Trails
Know Your Flow
Watershed Conservation Network
Watershed Assitance Small Grants

Libraries Love Lakes

Let's get lakes on everyone's radar.  Libraries Love Lakes is an outreach project which pairs school and public libraries with lake scientists to provide collaborative programming emphasizing the importance of lakes in our everyday lives.

CT Lakes & Lake Association

We will be building this area as we obtain information. The goal is to list as many lake/ lake organization as possible. Along with the name, we will offer the mission statement of any organizations and provide a link to any applicable websites or contact information. 
If your lake and /or organization is not listed, feel free to send your mission statement and website or contact information to [email protected] to expedite inclusion on the list. 

Bantam Lake
Bantam Lake Protective Association

The Bantam Lake Protective Association, Inc. is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to the preservation of Bantam Lake and its surroundings. Working with the Town of Morris, The White Memorial Foundation, DEEP, and the Torrington Area Health Department we strive to maintain the highest practical water quality for swimming, fishing, boating, and water and ice sports.

Candlewood Lake 
Candlewood Lake Authority

The Candlewood Lake Authority provides lake, shoreline and watershed management to foster the preservation and enhancement of recreational, economic, scenic, public safety and environmental values of the Lake for the City of Danbury and the Towns of Brookfield, New Fairfield, New Milford and Sherman in cooperation with the State of Connecticut and the hydro power owner of the lake

Crystal Lake, Ellington
Crystal Lake Association

Our Mission to inform everyone of the issues and news pertaining to Crystal Lake and the surrounding watershed. Our Purpose as the Crystal Lake Association is to preserve, protect and improve Crystal Lake and its surrounding area, and to promote the general welfare of the property, its owners and residents and future generations. 

Lake Lillinonah
Friends of the Lake

Friends of the lake is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 to improve the conditions on Lake Lillinonah for the recreational enjoyment for those who use it, and for the long-term environmental protection of this beautiful section of the Housatonic River. Friends of the Lake works closely with the Lake Lillinonah Authority, First Light Power, the CT Department of Environmental Protection, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, elected officials, members, residents and other groups to reduce the debris and pollution of Lake Lillinonah. We will work to increase public awareness, develop a closer lake community, foster stewardship of the Lake, and obtain funding for a variety of projects in the pursuit of this objective.

West Side Pond
Friends of West Side Pond

Friends of West Side Pond, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charitable non- profit corporation incorporated in the State of Connecticut in 2016. Our mission is to preserve and enhance the environmental and recreational value of West Side Pond in Goshen, Connecticut for all of its users and the generations to come. We do this through education, research, monitoring, and remediation

Hitchcock Lake

The Hitchcock Lakes are located on Southington Mountain in Wolcott, Connecticut. This private lake community is home to approximately 350 families. The lake property is owned by the Wolcott Land Conservation Trust and managed by the Hitchcock Lake Improvement Association.

Lake Lillinonah Authority

The Lake Lillinonah Authority is funded by the towns of Bridgewater, Brookfield, New Milford, Newtown, Southbury, and Roxbury to oversee the environmental, safety, and recreational needs of Lake Lillinonah. 

Lake Waramaug Task Force

The Lake Waramaug Task Force is a non-profit organization of volunteers and scientists that provides leadership in restoring and maintaining the ecology and water quality of Lake Waramaug and its watershed. Their director is a CFL Board member and certified planner in the State of Connecticut. The mission of the Task Force is to work with leading lake scientists to conduct research toward the best possible restoration and management solutions; operate three in-lake restoration systems which restore the natural balance of the lake's ecosystem by removing or isolating harmful nutrients; and by improving the habitat for cold water fish and beneficial zooplankton; and prevent invasive aquatic species from entering the lake under a comprehensive inspection, monitoring, education and emergency-response program.

 Quaddick Lake Association

The Quaddick Lake Association was formed in 1980 to address the needs of the homeowners and residents of the lake as well as others who enjoy Quaddick Lake's tree-lined views, swimming in its cool reservoir and boating & fishing on its nearly 2 miles of open water. The Association is a non-profit organization that obtains its operating budget through membership dues. This budget is supplemented with member donations and project specific grants from organizations, like the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and the Town of Thompson, aimed at improving the environment and quality of life in the entire lake.