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Loon Lake Land Conservancy Board members Bill Shawl and Jim Davies were presenters at the 11th Annual Regional Lakes Conference at Spokane Community College on February 4, 2012.

“Lessons in Lake and Watershed Management” was the theme of the Conference hosted by Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District, Spokane Community College Water Resources Program and the Washington Lake Protection Association.

The purpose of the conference was to provide a forum for exchanging information and experiences in an effort to learn more about protecting our lakes and watersheds.

“Do You Know Your Lake?  The Loon Lake Story” presented a series of lessons learned over the years in managing problems at Loon Lake.  Beginning with the control dam and adjudicated level in the 1950s, the presentation included founding of the Loon Lake Property Owners Association (LLPOA) in 1979, creation of Sewer District No. 4 in 1980, the Lake Management District for the control of milfoil in 1999, the Loon Lake Land Conservancy in 2002, and the LLPOA Water Quality Monitoring project initiated in 2007.

The final message delivered by Bill Shawl was, “Get organized.  No one is going to take care of your lake for you.  Lake management is a do-it-yourself project.”

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