Keep Our Lake Blue

Keep Our Lake Blue

What starts as small ripples (individual actions) can create waves of change and improvements to the health of our watershed.

Keep Our Lake Blue Campaign (KOLB) is a partnership between the Moose Lake Watershed Society and LICA-Environmental Stewards, encouraging people to take action to reduce runoff and pollutants, such as phosphorus, from entering the lake.

What we do in the watershed has compounding impacts on the health of our lakes and rivers. Impermeable surfaces don’t allow water to soak into the ground. Instead, this water runs off of the surface, carrying sediments, salts, chemicals, and excess nutrients like phosphorous into the lake. Excess nutrients, like phosphorus, can also result in the formation of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, which are a unique group of bacteria that photosynthesize. When cyanobacteria decompose, they produce nerve and liver toxins that can pose a serious health risk to humans and animals. You can help prevent algae blooms by reducing runoff, phosphorus, and other pollutants on your property.

KOLB consists of residents committing to taking at least one action from a list of a possible 52 actions, to help reduce runoff and pollutants from entering their watershed, and helping to protect and improve water quality of the lake.

Click here to sign up for the Keep our Lake Blue Campaign!

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