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Connecticut Federation of Lakes
||Connecticut lakes need a voice to
represent them with our elected officials on the local and state
levels, to educate the public, and to help create an environmental
ethic for lakes so they can become the healthy, desirable natural
resources our families and friends deserve.
Although lakes have not been neglected, they have suffered over the
years just as have the Sound and our rivers. High-density populations
around lakes, septic problems, storm water runoff, acid rain, our
lifestyles, erosion, nutrient loading, exotic weeds, etc. have damaged
our lakes and ponds.
Our lakes are very fragile; but with public education, remedial
programs and political action they can be protected. The CFL wants to
Formed in late 1995, the CFL is your partner, your resource, your
sounding board, your clearing house and even your advocate in local,
state, and national matters. The CFL wants to help your pond and lake
and their watersheds to be healthier now and in the future.
Your established, young or just forming association should contact any
officer to get help or offer help. The CFL has, or knows, folks who
are very knowledgeable about lake and watershed management and who are
willing to be of assistance. Let the CFL buddy up and be a mentor to
help or give advice. The CFL wants to be there for others who are
getting started. Please contact us.
Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES)
||The mission of The Connecticut
Agricultural Experiment Station is to develop, advance, and
disseminate scientific knowledge, improve agricultural productivity
and environmental quality, protect plants, and enhance human health
and well-being through research for the benefit of Connecticut
residents and the nation. Seeking solutions across a variety of
disciplines for the benefit of urban, suburban, and rural communities,
Station scientists remain committed to "Putting Science to Work for
Society", a motto as relevant today as it was at our founding in 1875.
Plant Program - A CAES initiative
Since 2002, scientists at the CAES have been surveying Connecticut lakes and ponds for invasive
aquatic plants and investigating various management options.
North American Lake Management Society (NALMS)
The North American Lake
Management Society's mission is to forge partnerships among citizens,
scientists, and professionals to foster the management and protection of lakes
and reservoirs for today and tomorrow.
New England Chapter of NALMS
of the Chapter is to promote further understanding of lakes, ponds, reservoirs
and impoundments, and their watersheds; the ecosystem of which they are a part;
and their protection, restoration and management.
Environmental Protection Agency, New England Region
Protection Agency serving CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT and 10 tribal nations.
Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE)
IPANE's mission is to create
a comprehensive web-accessible database of invasive and potentially invasive
plants in New England that will be continually updated by a network of
professionals and trained volunteers.