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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,
beautfiul in any season!
Thank you to all who attended or presented in September 18ths "What's Up with My Lake?" Forum!!
Fall leaves are lovely to look at, provide wonderful opportunities for outdoor exercise, but shouldn't be raked into your lake! Click here to learn why.
The fall is the perfect time for planting. So why not create a beautiful - and lake healthy - waterfront buffer, click here for an informative (and entertaining) video created by URI 2013 Spring students in "Writing Science for the Public" for the residents around Boone Lake - but it's true for all lakeshore residents! (Check out the other Boone Lake videos while you are there!)
Is your green lake making you blue? Learn
more about harmful algal blooms
(cyanobacteria) from the North American Lake Management Society (read
more) or URI Watershed Watch's
links to many cyanobacteria resources (click
Congratulations to Judy Colaluca - this year's receipent of the Blueways Stewardship Award for all of her hard work on behalf of Save The Lakes!!