How to Join
All about dams
Studies and Management Plan Reports
Lake and Pond - State
Tips for Improved Lakeshore Stewardship from US EPA
The Lakes was founded as the only statewide organization dedicated
to the preservation and protection of Rhode Islandís lakes, ponds
and fresh water resources.† We provide a forum for education, discussion
and action on lake-related issues; we advocate for better fresh
water management policies at the local, state and federal levels.
The Lakes (STL) is managed entirely by volunteers and is a 501(c)3
qualified non-profit organization. We are supported almost exclusively
through membership dues and donations, which are fully tax deductable.
Members are encouraged to join one of STL's committees to become
actively engaged in critical issues and interesting challenges,
while gaining valuable information on lake and watershed issues
(and even have some fun!)
The Lakes members receive information on current and critical
lake issues through email communications, access to environmental
personnel at forums and workshops, and opportunities to network
with other members at events. If you are a permanent or
part-time lake area residents, recreational lake user, lake area
or lake dependent business, we encourage you to join STL and support
our efforts for YOUR lake's sake!
Rhode Island lakes and ponds
beautiful in every season!
The Lakes winter meeting - well attended and well received! Thank you
all to the attendees and the presenters!
an herbicide application to manage aquatic plants this summer? Now
is the time to start the process (learn
more by reviewing RI DEM's pesticides webpage)
here for the herbicide application form.
Watch starting to gear up for the 2013 monitoring season. Want to learn
more about your lake's water quality? Click
here to see if your lake is in the program or to become a volunteer.
date - New Enland lakes meeting - June 7 & 8, 2013 (for
with winter here learn more about ice safety (Read
more about harmful algal blooms
(cyanobacteria) from the North American Lake Management Society (read
more). URI Watershed Watch has also recently created a webpage with
links to many cyanobacteria resources (click
Got a dog?? 101
reasons to pick up pet waste (read