Save The Lake Campaign reaches—$2.8Million
We have incredible support from Senator Mike Regan, and a $2.4M line item in the Capital Budget paves the way for Saving the Lake. With $400K from local corporate contributions, SM Township and Fish and Boat Commission, and over $14K in grassroots donations and fundraisers, we have MANY people to thank, and celebrate. Survey and planning will take place in 2018, and construction phase may take all of 2019. Areas for improvement: 1) Silt removal—very costly, possibly $400K, and time-consuming due to permits for where to put the silt. The last silt removal was 1995. 2) Habitat and Cover– great opportunity to fix an invasive aquatic grass, add structure. 3) Storm drains directly entering the lake, a source of the silt 4) aerators (oxygen poor water). 5) Wildlife — from fish to ducks and geese. 6) possible wheelchair accessible pier.