Know your watershed

To the Editor:

Gleason Lake, bordered by the Luce Line Trail in Plymouth, is a nature-inspired place to live. I’ve also been inspired by efforts to improve it.

For more than 30 years I’ve been a member of the Gleason Lake Improvement Association, which has prompted many positive changes in the lake and its watershed.

As with all shallow lakes with large watersheds, Gleason Lake has had ongoing problems with excess vegetation, invasive species and 3,500 acres of drainage. The lake association has worked in partnership with our friends at the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District to address those challenges.

You may be thinking, “How can I help?” You can get to know your watershed and learn what you can do to clean the water going into our lakes and streams.

You also can attend an open house hosted by the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, which is asking you, as a concerned citizen, to weigh in on the clean water issues most important to you.

Please join us at the Freshwater Society in Orono from 6:30-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 13.

Your opinion matters and it’s important for you to know your watershed. Thanks for listening.

Lee Keeley