NO fertilizers on your lawns!
Leave your mowed grass clippings on the lawn as a natural fertilizer.
Leaves can either be removed and taken to the town hall or used in garden beds as mulch. DON’T put them in the lake as they, like the fertilizers, provide nitrogen and phosphorus, making the algae even worse.
Control your water runoff. Put in rain gardens or grass swales to capture and filter the water before it enters the lake.
Each individual property owner CAN make a difference! Because we are the “last line of defense” - right along the water’s edge- the effect of these small efforts are magnified by our proximity to the lake. These simple tips can make a big improvement on our lake.