Friends of Deep Creek Lake encourages everyone to participation in Lake Appreciation Month—enjoying our lake and engaging in activities to ensure a sustainable future for our treasure. North American Lake Management Society has the following suggestions for activities
|Assist with volunteer monitoring activities on your waterbody or in your watershedParticipate in the annual Secchi Disk Dip-In. More information can be found online at http://www.secchidipin.org.
Take a day off and visit a local lake or pond
Go boating, kayaking, canoeing, sailing or rowing
Go swimming or SCUBA diving
If you are not a lake manager, contact your local lake management agency and see if you could shadow a limnologist for a day
If you are a lake manager, coordinate activities in your office or on a local waterbody for others to participate (bring sampling equipment, id keys and other interactive materials)
|Organize a lake clean-up eventOrganize a watershed clean-up event
Organize a watershed storm drain stenciling program
Have your septic system pumped if you live close to a waterbody
Go to a local or state park beach on the shores of a lake, pond or reservoir
Go birding or picture taking around a lake or pond
If you are an artist, draw or paint a lake scene and put it up in your home or office to remind yourself of the great time you had at the lake while you were creating this work of art
Organize a field trip for students
Organize a family day at a local lake or pond
Let Friends of Deep Creek Lake know what you are doing!! We will post on our web page, friendsofdcl.org, and on FaceBook!!