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1. Minimize Use of Fertilizers and Pesticides:

Avoid using chemical fertilizers and pesticides near the lake. Use organic alternatives and apply them sparingly to prevent runoff into the water.

2. Maintain a Vegetative Buffer:

Plant native vegetation along the shoreline. This buffer zone can filter out pollutants and prevent erosion.


3. Proper Waste Disposal:

Ensure septic systems are regularly inspected and maintained. Avoid disposing of chemicals, oils, or non-biodegradable materials into the lake.

4. Control Stormwater Runoff:

Use rain gardens, permeable pavements, and other landscaping techniques to reduce and filter stormwater runoff.

5. Erosion Control:

Stabilize eroding shorelines with native plants and natural materials. Avoid hard structures like seawalls that can exacerbate erosion elsewhere.

6. Proper Lawn Care:

Mow high and leave clippings on the lawn to reduce the need for fertilizers. Avoid mowing right up to the shoreline.

7. Boat Responsibly:

Follow no-wake zones, avoid disturbing aquatic vegetation, and properly maintain your boat to prevent fuel and oil leaks.

8. Prevent Invasive Species:

Clean, drain, and dry boats and equipment before moving them between water bodies to prevent the spread of invasive species.

9. Reduce Household Water Usage:

Use water-saving devices and practices in your home to reduce the overall amount of water entering the lake system.

10. Community Involvement:

Participate in or support local lake associations and conservation efforts. Engage in community education about lake stewardship.

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