Partners & Members

Partners

CT DEEP

The DEEP is the State agency responsible for our inland lakes. Their website is a great resource for their activities. Click on the image above to visit their website.

CARING FOR OUR LAKES: Watershed and In-lake Management for Connecticut Lakes This book, published by the CT DEEP, gives an overview of watershed and in-lake management methods. Download the book here.

Programs:
LakeWatch
Invasive Investigator

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. Click on the image above to visit their website.

Programs:
AIS Program

NALMS

The New England Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society (NEC-NALMS) is the only region wide organization addressing lake and lake watershed issues. Chartered in 1993, our purpose is to promote improved understanding of lakes, ponds, reservoirs and impoundments, and their watersheds; the ecosystem of which they are a part. Click on the image above to visit their website.

Programs:
Secchi Dip In
Lakes Appreciation Month

EPA

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Programs:
bloomWatch
cyanoScope
cyanoMonitoring
EPA in CT


Rivers Alliance of CT

Connecticut's United Voice for River Conservation Our mission is to protect all the waters of Connecticut: surface waters, aquifers, and wetlands. We promote and support good water policies statewide; we assist environmental groups, businesses, and individuals who seek to improve the quality of local waters. We offer educational services for experts and beginners alike.

Programs:
CT Water Trails
Know Your Flow
Watershed Conservation Network
Watershed Assitance Small Grants

Libraries Love Lakes

Let's get lakes on everyone's radar.  Libraries Love Lakes is an outreach project which pairs school and public libraries with lake scientists to provide collaborative programming emphasizing the importance of lakes in our everyday lives.

Members

Association Members

Bantam Lake Protective Association

The Bantam Lake Protective Association provides an excellent website with important information relative to its community, environment, and administration of that association that strives to protect the health of the largest natural lake in the State of Connecticut. Be sure to check out sections on Lakefront Landscaping, Water Quality - Diagnostic Study (by one of the CFL boardmembers), and Aqua Screem Bottom Barriers.

Candlewood Lake Authority

Candlewood Lake is the largest lake in Connecticut. The CLA was established to provide shoreline and watershed management to foster the preservation and enhancement of recreational, economic, scenic, public safety and environmental values of the lake for the City of Danbury and the Towns of Brookfield, New Fairfield, New Milford and Sherman in cooperation with the State of Connecticut and FirstLight Power Resources, the power generation company that owns the lands under and around the lake.

Crystal Lake Association

It is the Mission of the CRYSTAL LAKE ASSOCIATION OF ELLINGTON, CT, to inform everyone of the issues and news pertaining to Crystal Lake and the surrounding watershed. The Purpose of the CRYSTAL LAKE ASSOCIATION is to preserve, protect and improve Crystal Lake and its surrounding area and promote the general welfare of the property, its owners, and residents. 

Friends of the Lake

Friends of the lake is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 to improve the conditions on Lake Lillinonah for the recreational enjoyment for those who use it, and for the long-term environmental protection of this beautiful section of the Housatonic River. FOTL works closely with the Lake Lillinonah Authority, Northeast Generation Services, CT Department of Environmental Protection, elected officials, members, residents and other groups to reduce the debris and pollution of Lake Lillinonah. We will work to increase public awareness, develop a closer lake community, foster stewardship of the lake, and obtain funding for a variety of projects in the pursuit of this objective.

Friends of West Side Pond

West Side Pond is a small, beautiful lake in the northwest corner of Connecticut. Despite its small size, West Side Pond is home to one of the most diverse plant and wildlife inland water bodies in the State. Like many public lakes in Connecticut, West Side Pond is threatened by invasive species of aquatic plants and by the impact of human activity on the quality of its water. The Friends of West Side Pond was formed to bring together people who care about preserving the lake for generations to come.

Hitchcock Lake

The Hitchcock Lakes are located on Southington Mountain in Wolcott, Connecticut. This private lake community is home to approximately 350 families. The lake property is owned by the Wolcott Land Conservation Trust and managed by the Hitchcock Lake Improvement Association.

Lake Lillinonah Authority

The Lake Lillinonah Authority is funded by the towns of Bridgewater, Brookfield, New Milford, Newtown, Southbury, and Roxbury to oversee the environmental, safety, and recreational needs of Lake Lillinonah. 

Lake Waramaug Task Force

The Lake Waramaug Task Force is a non-profit organization of volunteers and scientists that provides leadership in restoring and maintaining the ecology and water quality of Lake Waramaug and its watershed. Their director is a CFL Board member and certified planner in the State of Connecticut. The mission of the Task Force is to work with leading lake scientists to conduct research toward the best possible restoration and management solutions; operate three in-lake restoration systems which restore the natural balance of the lake's ecosystem by removing or isolating harmful nutrients; and by improving the habitat for cold water fish and beneficial zooplankton; and prevent invasive aquatic species from entering the lake under a comprehensive inspection, monitoring, education and emergency-response program.

 Quaddick Lake Association

The Quaddick Lake Association was formed in 1980 to address the needs of the homeowners and residents of the lake as well as others who enjoy Quaddick Lake's tree-lined views, swimming in its cool reservoir and boating & fishing on its nearly 2 miles of open water. The Association is a non-profit organization that obtains its operating budget through membership dues. This budget is supplemented with member donations and project specific grants from organizations, like the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and the Town of Thompson, aimed at improving the environment and quality of life in the entire lake.

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