How to Join
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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,
beautfiul in any season!
STL hosting a lake celebration at Bass Pro Shop in Foxborough, MA on Saturday, April 4, 2015, from 10 am - 4 pm. Check out our events page for more information
Annual STL meeting with RI Department of Environmental Management, April 30, 2015, Save the Bay headquarters, Providence RI. More details soon!
RIDEM stocking trout for spring fishing, which means fishing in trout-stocked lakes prohibited for a bit. Click here for details about which lakes and click here for ice safety information.
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
RIDEM announces availability of report that describes the process that the state uses to assess the quality of the surface waters (including lakes). Click here for more information.