Stewardship plays a critical and grassroots role for protecting the Glen Lake/Crystal River Watershed. Doing the right thing for the lake is not always followed for a variety of reasons. In this video, the Glen Lake Association has recognized the Lymans’ home on the east shore of Big Glen as being careful to be ecologically respectful for not only their landscaping, but building their house as a LEED certified home. As you will see, the Lymans are passionate about protecting the water and setting a great example for all of us to follow that sets the stage now and for future generations that living on the shoreline has its rewards and its responsibilities. If you want more information about living in harmony with nature and protecting the water of Glen Lake, please contact the association and we will be happy to help you accomplish our common goal.
Did you miss the 2016 Discovery Boat tours? If you would like to join us in 2017, please sign-up here for free and we’ll let you know via email as soon as we schedule the boats for 2017. (We will probably know the dates in May and you can signup then.)
What is Discovery Boat? Join the Glen Lake Association Watershed Biologist, Rob Karner on a pontoon boat for a two-hour scientific study of Glen Lake. Using various scientific equipment, students learn all about plankton, water chemistry, swimmers itch life cycle, hydrology, bottom sediments, aquatic succession, and aquatic plants.
Learn about and see a plankton net, a compound microscope, Ekman Dredge, sonar devices, aqua view underwater camera, and the hydrolab.
In this video, you will learn some of the basics of how the Glen Lake Association attempts to regulate lake levels throughout the year. Many GLA members may have never seen the dam and/or know how it is managed. Bill talks about the many factors that play into managing the dam and the technology that helps the water level committee make important decisions about lake levels that are in turn, affecting water quality. Shoreline erosion and ice damage to shorelines are among the many topics discussed along with the fall salmon run up the Crystal River.