It’s officially the last day of #LakesAppreciation Month, but that certainly doesn’t mean our love for lakes is limited to one month out of the year. Here are a few ideas from North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) for how to appreciate your community lakes all year long:
- Appreciate them by enjoying them; plan outings with your family and friends
- Arrange a lake or watershed clean-up event; check out these tips for how to get started
- Help monitor your local waterbody; New Jersey residents can go here to learn about Community Water Monitoring volunteer opportunities
- Inspire others to #getoutside and enjoy; as you’re out and about appreciating your local lakes, remember to take photos and share on social media using these hashtags: #LakesAppreciation and #NALMS
Always remember to enjoy your local lakes responsibly. Here are a few tips to help you have fun in nature while having minimal environmental impact.
(Pictured above: Budd Lake in Mount Olive Township, Morris County, New Jersey)