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Save The Lakes - Letter from the president

Dear Concerned Citizens,

Save The Lakes, Inc. is a growing organization with the primary purpose of addressing the needs of all fresh water bodies in Rhode Island. Fresh water is a natural resource which cannot be neglected because it canít be replaced once it is gone. Fresh water is critical for all life today and for the future of our children and grandchildren. It must not be taken for granted.

Many of our daily activities affect our lakes, ponds and streams such as: polluted runoff from roads, condition of dams, numerous invasive plants and unwanted species, trash and litter pollution, septic drainage directly or indirectly seeping into a fresh water body, the use of lawn fertilizers and phosphates, compost runoff, filling in of shoreline, etc., etc., etc.. There is much work to be done!

Save The Lakes is a resource for possible solutions. We are a diverse group of concerned citizens working together to address the issues impacting our fresh water bodies. Save the Lakes plans and presents educational programs in various areas in Rhode island addressing invasive species in the lakes and ponds, how to set up a boat inspection station at the boat ramps to educate boaters about the importance of not transporting invasive species from one lake to another, sustainable shoreline gardening, and more

Please join with us! Many hands and fresh ideas are needed to improve, preserve, and protect our fresh water now and for the future. Become a member of Save The Lakes!

     Judy Colaluca                                                         

     President and Co-founder                                    Click here for a membership form



For More Information Contact:

Save the Lakes * 61 Wood Road * Chepachet, RI,  02814 * Tel: (401) 568-4267 * Internet:
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