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What can I do to help our lake?

Work with neighbors and spread the word about healthy lake habits. Each one of us have a part to play in protecting our favorite lake. 


Lake home property that comes with caring and cooperative neighbors is worth
its price in gold! It’s added value to your property. 

Neighborly Respect & Expectations

NOISEfireworks, loud gatherings, music, dog barking, etc. Should quiet hours be after 11PM on weekends? Think how your actions affect the neighbors. 

SMOKEfire pits and burn barrels. It’s a HOT issue. 

Burning wood, branches, leaves, or trash all produce smoke pollutants that can offend neighbors. Check the wind direction, would the smoke trail affect neighbors: filling their homes with toxic smoke, potentially causing allergic reactions, irritated eyes and sinuses, lung issues, asthma, even increased risk of strokes. 

Don’t smoke out your neighbors, be prepared to douse the fire if it bothers them. Respect their enjoyment of being outdoors too. 

DOGS Dogs must always be under your control. In public areas using a leash is the best restraint. Carry bags to pick up all dog waste along dirt or paved roads, and sidewalks. Be courteous do not allow your pet to use a neighbor’s yard for a toilet. 

Is Pet Poo hazardous to our lake water?

Yes, never throw it in the lake! Dog feces can contain harmful bacteria such as fecal coliform and canine E. Coli. These can spread diseases like Giardia, Salmonella, and Campylobacter, causing serious illness in humans. 

A single gram of pet waste contains an average of 23 million fecal coliform  bacteria, some of which can cause disease in humans. Pet waste decays, using up dissolved oxygen and releasing compounds that are harmful to fish and other animals that rely on water. 

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