July was Lakes Appreciation Month, but it is always a good time to enjoy your local freshwater resources and bring some attention to them.
Following are some ideas for bringing attention to lakes, ponds and reservoirs near you.
- Assist with volunteer monitoring activities on your waterbody or in your watershed
- Take a day off and visit a local lake or pond
- Go boating, kayaking, canoeing, sailing or rowing
- Go fishing
- Participate in or organize a lake clean-up event
- Organize a watershed storm drain stenciling program
- Have your septic system pumped if you live close to a waterbody
- Go to a local or state park beach on the shores of a lake, pond or reservoir
- Go birding or picture taking around a lake or pond
- If you are an artist, draw or paint a lake scene and put it up in your home or office to remind yourself of the great time you had at the lake while you were creating this work of art
- Organize a field trip for students and discuss these important resources
- Organize a family day at a local lake or pond
- Most of all, remember to enjoy and appreciate these valuable freshwater resources!
Thank you to guest writer and Director of Water Quality, Randy Easley!