What is Happening?
With increasing regularity Summit Lake is experiencing toxic algae blooms. These blooms are likely human caused and adversely affect the safety and health of the lake – as well as negatively impacting recreational and financial conditions for both lake residents and non-residents.
Lake Water Quality Issues:
- SAFETY OF DRINKING WATER – Residents depend on the lake for drinking water. Toxic algae blooms create neurotoxins and liver toxins which make the water unsafe for humans, pets, and wildlife.
- RECREATION – Toxic algae closes the lake. The unsafe conditions make the lake unusable for boating, swimming, and fishing.
- PROPERTY VALUE – Property values are negatively impacted. Increased negative media coverage is creating a public perception of Summit Lake as an unsafe body of water.
It is undeniable that undrinkable water and toxic lake conditions will negatively impact property values.
- Donations to support Save Our Summit organization efforts.
- Volunteers needed to provide community outreach, research, and education.
- A Plan to address water quality issues.
Help create a Special District that will provide:
- A Plan to address water quality issues
- A robust water monitoring program
- Lake use studies
- Septic testing
- Grant opportunities
- Water quality improvements
Guardian of the Lake $500-1000+
Michael & Janet Patterson
Water Quality Warrior - $250-499
Richard & Lyndsay Walker
Lake Protection Partner - $100-249
Deborah J. Galbraith
Bob & Teresa Glenn
Steven & Chris Nelson
Marv & Anne Vander Beek
Terry J. West & Mary E. Silva-West
Friend of the Lake - $50-99
SOS Supporter - up to $50
The Jones Family