This issue of LakeLine is intended to serve as a general primer on lakes for the many lake and watershed residents and associations across the landscape, who help to safeguard the integrity of our surface waters. We hope the range of articles provides some background on lakes, and that it also empowers these stewards in their efforts.
If you are not already a member of an organized lake group, consider joining a local or regional lake or watershed association, and helping out with efforts to protect your favorite lake. You can also consider becoming a member of NALMS, in one of our many membership categories. Being involved and active in such groups is a great way to learn more about lake and watershed protection and management, as well as a great outlet for sharing your energy, ideas and passion. These groups bring people together online and in person, and expand the network of connections around lakes, near and far.
This issue of LakeLine is open source, and available on the NALMS website for anyone who is interested, so please do share this with fellow lake and watershed residents. LakeLine is typically a member benefit, but NALMS thought that the content of this issue was important enough to open it up and share it with whichever groups and individuals wanted to learn more about lakes and lake and watershed groups.
We hope you find this information useful!
- LakeLine 40-2 Full
- From the Editor
- From the President
- Limnology – The Basics
- Threats from the Watershed and Lake Protection Tips
- How to Form a Successful Lake Association
- How to Evaluate a Lake Association’s Effectiveness
Leah L. Fitchett and V. Reilly Henson
- A Regional Approach to Land Use Planning
- The State of Applied In-Lake Management: A Lake Manager’s Perspective
- Encouraging Best Practices in the Lake Home Rental Community
Laura Dlugolecki and Lindsay Miller
- Student Corner – It Takes a Village: Citizen Scientists and Academics Come Together to Help Resolve a Pollution Debate
Nell Libera, Jennifer Kissinger, & Julia Campbell