Volunteers spearhead efforts to keep lakes clean
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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