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    Beware of Consultants Bearing Thick Reports

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    The $tudy, $tudy, $tudy Trap There’s no doubt that lake-data is important. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for consulting firms to charge $10,000 or more to develop a lake management report. The fact is that the bulk of the information in a typical 100+ page …

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    What Does it take to Restore a Lake?

    John and I were having a too late-night philosophical ramble about what it takes to restore a lake. I said, “To restore a lake you have to think like the lake.” John said “that’s stretching the hyperbole a bit.” I said, “Thinking like a lake means taking …

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    5 Lake Restoration Myths

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    When lakes are in trouble, communities search for solutions. Lake associations ask: What exactly is wrong with our lake? What’s the best solution? Who should we believe? Communities become vulnerable to what we call “restoration” myths. Myths are common stories told about solutions that may …

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    Restoration as Sustainability

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    “Restoration” and “Sustainability” are two words that carry rhetorical weight when talking about the environment. The very term “restoration” makes us feel good and we all agree that any solution should be sustainable – especially when it comes to talking about the environment. But when it comes to restoring …

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    The Lakes We Love

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    Photographs From our Time Living and Working on Lakes…   Join us in the fight to save our lakes…they’re worth it!  

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