lakes in Virginia. How do we keep it so clean? We LOVE our lake! It also helps that we don't allow gas motors (only electric trolling motors) and that we only have about six families that live within a half-mile of the lake.
Another way we take good care of our lake is to teach our park guests about the importance of clean water and how to help us prevent pollution. One way we've been doing that this summer is by conducting Watershed Demos with Bill Plyler, our park's AmeriCorps Volunteer.
Bill with a group of eager students
They had a blast learning about how we, humans (and our animals and machines) pollute our streams, lakes, and rivers. They learned how that in turn pollutes our bays, seas and oceans. Most importantly, they learned some simple ways we can minimize that impact.
They learned what a watershed is and why we care about it. If you're interested in attending one of these programs, you're in luck, we have several coming up.
Friday, August 26 at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 28 at 11:00 a.m.
Friday, September 2 at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 4 at 5:00 p.m.
Monday, September 5 at 12:00 noon
An opportunity for the whole family to learn something new!
All of the Watershed Demo Programs are held at the tent between the Concession Stand and the Beach. To find out more about these and other programs check out our events listing.
Drive Time:Northern Virginia, three and a half hours; Richmond, two hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, four hours; Roanoke, two hours
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