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Lake and Pond - State
Tips for Improved Lakeshore Stewardship from US EPA
The Lakes was founded as the only statewide organization dedicated
to the preservation and protection of Rhode Islandís lakes, ponds
and fresh water resources.† We provide a forum for education, discussion
and action on lake-related issues; we advocate for better fresh
water management policies at the local, state and federal levels.
The Lakes (STL) is managed entirely by volunteers and is a 501(c)3
qualified non-profit organization. We are supported almost exclusively
through membership dues and donations, which are fully tax deductable.
Members are encouraged to join one of STL's committees to become
actively engaged in critical issues and interesting challenges,
while gaining valuable information on lake and watershed issues
(and even have some fun!)
The Lakes members receive information on current and critical
lake issues through email communications, access to environmental
personnel at forums and workshops, and opportunities to network
with other members at events. If you are a permanent or
part-time lake area residents, recreational lake user, lake area
or lake dependent business, we encourage you to join STL and support
our efforts for YOUR lake's sake!
Rhode Island lakes and ponds,
beautfiul in any season!
Is YOUR green lake making YOU blue? Learn
more about harmful algal blooms
(cyanobacteria) at a community workshop on September 2nd (click
First Health Advisory for a harmful algal bloom issued for 2015 - Melville Pond (Portsmouth) Click here for more information.
Annual International Lakes Symposium coming to the Northeast! Don't miss your chance to hear from reknown lake experts at the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) 35th Symposium November 17 - 20, 2015 Saratoga Springs, New York. Click here for more information.
New England Lakes the focus of the US Environmental Protection Agency. Click here for more information.
RIDEM has many experts that can help you with questions about your lake (click here for contact information).
RIDEM announces availability of report that describes the process that the state uses to assess the quality of the surface waters (including lakes). Click here for more information.