Lake Living & Learning

Want to be a well-informed citizen of the watershed? Curious about the health of the lake? Nervous about algae blooms, invasive plants, and nutrient overloading? Worried about the impact of septic systems and land development on the watershed and public water supply? Newcomer or long-time resident, this is the place for answers!

Know Your Watershed I:
Overview of the Challenge

A snapshot of where we stand in 2024, followed by a broad description of Chebacco Watershed, the importance of lakes and ponds as a watershed’s hotspots, and the water cycle.

Know Your Watershed II:
How Healthy is Our Lake?

A summary of the warning signs revealed in our 2023 water sampling, followed by the vast biological ecosystem that regulates water bodies, and the role of phosphorus in promoting excessive plant growth.

Know Your Watershed III:
Managing the Four Human Impacts

Human actions far beyond the shoreline affect water quality and lake health. The name of the game is to “slow the flow” of sediments, nutrients, and pollutants heading to the lake and ponds. Learn how!

No One's in Charge: The Stewardship Gap

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LakeSmart Steps You Can Take

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Video: The Cape Cod Cautionary Tale (11m)

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Video: Realistic Expectations for Shallow Lakes

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