Lakes Awareness Month
Pennsylvania Governor Proclaims July as Lakes Awareness Month!
Governor Wolf issued a proclamation that July is Lakes Awarenss Month in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvanian's are encouraged to get out and enjoy the beautiful lakes that dot our landscape. Pennsylvania's landscape is home to more than 1500 lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. These lakes and ponds are critical resources to Pennsylvania's environment and quality of life, providing sources of recreation, scenic beauty and habitat for wildlife. Lakes are valuable economic resources for Pennsylvania businesses, tourism and municipal governments, with uses ranging from flood control and other agricultural purposes to water supply. Maintaining the health of our lakes is the responsibility of every citizen. Pennsylvania recognizes the need to protect these lakes and ponds for future generations.
You work on them, Play on them, Drink from them, but have you recently taken the time to really appreciate your local lake, pond, or reservoir? With increasing population, development, and stress on our waterbodies Lakes Awareness Month is a reminder that we should think about where we would be without water. All life relies on this valuable resource and we often take for granted that water will always be there and will always be usable. This is the ideal time to set aside a week, a day or even just an hour to celebrate your favorite lake, pond or reservoir by going for a boat ride, swimming, or participating in the annual Secchi Dip-In (www.secchidipin.org).
Most of all, remember to enjoy and appreciate these valuable freshwater resources!