Lake Appreciation Month Activities!

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

Take a day off and visit a local lake or pond

Go boating, kayaking, canoeing, sailing or rowing

Go swimming or SCUBA diving

Go fishing

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,, and on FaceBook!!