Your Forest Lake Association trustees and a host of volunteers completed a Forest Lake Watershed Survey in 2017. The results are published in a report that identifies potential polluted run-offs from a variety of sources. The completed survey serves as a guide for conservation projects, a basis for grant requests, and to direct homeowner efforts to mitigate problem areas.
The primary goals of the 2017 Forest Lake Watershed Survey are to:
- Identify and prioritize existing sources of polluted runoff, particularly soil erosion sites, in the Forest Lake Watershed.
- Raise public awareness about the connection between land use and water quality, and the impact of soil erosion on Forest Lake.
- Inspire people to become active watershed stewards.
- Provide the basis to obtain additional funds to assist in fixing identified erosion sites.
- Make general recommendations to landowners for fixing erosion problems on their properties.
- Use the information gathered as one component of a long term lake protection strategy.
2017 Watershed Survey
2003 Watershed Survey
- Watershed Survey Report
- Watershed Management Plan
- Conservation Project Phs I
- Conservation Project Phase II
Learn more about why we wanted to complete a watershed survey and the survey process:
- A Citizens Guide to Volunteer Lake Watershed Surveys and Appendices
- Watershed Survey: Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: The roles & responsibilities outline gives a basic breakdown of what’s involved with the planning, the survey itself and expenses.