LOCATED IN BEAUTIFUL FOREST LAKE, MINNESOTA
CURRENT LAKE PROJECTS
The Forest Lake Lake Association works hand-in-hand with multiple other organizations to keep Forest Lake healthy and thriving. Below is a list of projects the Lake Association, the Comfort Lake Watershed District, Washington County and the City of Forest Lake have joined forces for the betterment of Forest Lake.
AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES
Aquatic invasive species (AIS) (sometimes called exotic, invasive, nonindigenous or non-native) are aquatic organisms that invade ecosystems beyond their natural, historic range. Their presence may harm native ecosystems or commercial, agricultural, or recreational activities dependent on these ecosystems. In fact, aquatic nuisance species can be spread many ways including ships, boats, barges, aquaculture, aquatic recreation (fishing, hunting, boating, diving, etc.), water gardening, seaplanes, connected waterways and many other pathways.
Lakes are central to Minnesota's economy and our way of life, making it imperative that we protect our high quality lakes and work to restore those with poor water quality. The Minnesota Population Control Agency (MPCA) monitors and assesses lakes around the state to determine if they meet water quality standards. The agency relies on local partners, including soil and water conservation districts, watershed districts, tribal entities, nonprofit groups, and citizens, to help monitor the more than 10,000 lakes in the state, and offers Surface Water Assessment grants to support local monitoring efforts. Lake enthusiasts can participate in the Citizen Lake Monitoring Program to help track water clarity trends.