Lake group seeks input at its Nov. 21 meeting

LAKEVILLE — The Lake Wonoscopomuc Association board meets Saturday, Nov. 21, 9:30 a.m. at Town Hall to begin working on practical ways to reduce phosphorus loading in the lake. Anyone who is interested in helping with ideas on this subject should attend.

From just about every perspective the key to maintaining a healthy lake is to limit the amount of phosphorus that flows into the lake.

The association is gathering information on other towns, counties and states that have passed laws requiring septic tank pumping, prohibited the use of phosphorus in lawn fertilizers and instituted special zoning for lake watersheds.

Other ideas discussed so far include installing signs on streets at the limits of the watershed, holding fun events for the town at the Grove and working with other organizations to increase public awareness of the importance of the watershed.

The association started systematic data collection with the Lake Keeper program and has also applied property lines to the watershed map and identified the owners through tax records in order to communicate directly with them on issues that affect the lake.

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