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Tony Nixon holds up a rusty crayfish caught in the White Iron Chain of Lakes. The lake association has been monitoring the water for 20 years and ramped up its protection efforts in 2010 with a grant from the state. Aquatic invasive species like this crayfish have become a top concern for the residents. Submitted photo.

Volunteers spearhead efforts to keep lakes clean

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Invasive species, erosion, septic system contamination, mining - there is a seemingly endless number of things that can negatively affect lake water.

That's why, 20 years ago, a group of landowners on the White Iron Chain of Lakes in northwestern Lake County decided to take their water's health into their own hands. They started a lake association and began regularly testing water. Three years ago, the project expanded to the watershed surrounding the chain.

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