The Glen Lake Association Is Here for You!
When it comes to living a watershed-friendly lifestyle, we are your one-stop shop for information, assistance, and advice. A watershed-friendly lifestyle is about balancing what works for you with what works to protect the lakes and river. Working together, we can keep Glen Lake and its surrounding waterbodies healthy, clear, and blue for generations to come.
How can you learn more about protecting the water?
request a HOMESITE CONSULTATION
Schedule a free consultation to learn about how to make your home and property river or lake-friendly.
check out our resources
We have a wealth of information right at your fingertips! Explore by topic to learn best practices for watershed protection.
take a DISCOVERY BOAT TOUR
Our watershed scientist reveals what makes Glen Lake so special and how to protect this incredible natural resource.
Ask us about living on or near the water
Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns. You are the “eyes and ears” of the Glen Lake Association and best positioned to monitor and report on water conditions.
- How can I stop erosion along my shoreline or streambank?
- What should I do if I see an invasive plant or animal species?
- What if I notice changes or unusual activity on or near the water?
- Why is the water level so low?
Planning for the Future: Learn more about the proposed Overlay District
Gaining support for a future plan isn’t easy, especially when the need isn’t readily apparent. A casual look along the shorelines and across the lakes suggests that all is well. It’s tempting to think, “Our water quality is great! Let’s just keep doing what we’re doing.” It begs the question, “Why change?”
In fact, water quality degradation is often slow and occurs incrementally over time. Increased recreational use of our lakes and rivers, combined with the aging process accelerated by even well-functioning septic systems, can cause irreversible damage. Our vibrant blue waters could turn green and become unsightly. If that were to happen, it would be impossible to roll back the clock.
Supplemental zoning is one tool available at our disposal to help protect the water. This type of zoning is often referred to as an overlay district and would apply only to future development. Learn more about the proposed overlay district and why it’s so important to the future of the watershed.