Field Notes

May 4, 2021

Welcome to our new website!

Change can be a very good thing.

We’ve launched a brand-new website designed to connect you more closely with local lakes. We know that you care about specific topics (like the difference between ponds and lakes) and want to know when local waterways are safe to recreate in. You also want to know all about the lake you visit most frequently. On our website, you can do all of this and more.

THE LAKES DIRECTORY.

Using the search tools in this directory, you can search for the lake that matters to you (there are nearly 100 on the list). You’ll be able to tell if the lake is public or private, the lake’s size and depth, and optimum fishing.

BLUE-GREEN ALGAE RESEARCH HUB.

This page links to many other useful pages, all about blue-green algae. Blue-green algae is common in lakes and can produce a toxin (microcystin) that is harmful to people and pets. From this page, you can sign up for weekly toxin updates, understand how and why blue-green algae blooms, and learn to identify a bloom from other harmless aquatic plants.

GET CONNECTED, IN PERSON AND ONLINE.

We offer a series of events throughout the year, most of which are family-friendly and free. You’ll learn from experts, explore local woodlands and wetlands, leave workshops with starter kits in-hand, and more.

Satisfy your curiosity!

Have a burning ecology question that needs answered right away? We’re here to help.

Reach out today