Pigeon Lake and area residents are well-known for their love of that body of water, and turned out in numbers for a special information session and meeting July 29.
The Pigeon Lake Watershed Association held its annual general meeting last Saturday that included the usual non-profit obligations such as the presentation of financial statements and election of officers.
But more than that was education and information sharing with the residents of the watershed and interested members of the public, as the health of Pigeon Lake is at the forefront of resident’s thoughts. In particular was the issue of phosphorus getting into the lake and causing algae blooms.
On hand was PLWA president Susan Ellis and Bob Gibbs, representing the committee which steered the draft the Pigeon Lake Watershed Management Plan. The plan is intended to address the phosphorus issue.
Guest speakers provided more information about the state of the lake, research and strategies everyone can use to help Pigeon Lake.
An open house also offered much advice with healthy lake and clean runoff displays, Lions Club of Pigeon lake projects, tree, shrub, flower and plant advice from Sherwood’s Forests, rain barrels that collect runoff to help the lake and much more.