Size: 22.5 x 39
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|Healthy Lakes Need
Wise Lake and Watershed Management
Pollution? Or pollution prevention? The choice is an individual one -- the result is cumulative, as this poster illustrates. To take our decisions a step further, we can restore a polluted site -- such as this lake -- and we can prevent further decay. But "we" is the operative word in this decision. Our individual actions cause, and prevent, pollution, but they must unite in our collective will to restore and protect our environment.
What can a dredge, a harvester, or an aerator achieve for the long term if the community does not support the effort? Even if one citizen could afford to buy and operate this equipment, ultimately the restoration will fail unless the community perceives the need for action and agrees with the solution. And, environmental communities are not defined by town or country lines. If we are to protect our water, we must think as a watershed unit and work together to protect the lakes and streams that drain our watershed.
This full-color poster, created
by Terrene Institute in cooperation with U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, Region 5, illustrates two watershed overviews: one benefits from
control practices, the other is impacted by sources of sediment and pollution.
In-lake management techniques are also illustrated.