This page is new and under development. It will suggest ways that home owners and farmers can protect our lake waters.
Rain Garden Planted at Tugaloo Beach
On November 2 volunteers from the HOA A&E committee, the Garden Club and WATeR with members of POA Public Worrks planted a rain garden at Tugaloo. Read more here.
Controlling Water Runoff to protect the lake
Water runoff is the most important source of pollution in the lake.
If water runoff is not controlled we can get algae blooms which can poison the water.
If you spot hazardous waste being released into the lake, for example oil leaks from a damaged boat or septic from a damaged septic tank, you should contact the EPA, the Environmental Protection Agency. Contact information is here.
Here's something farmers can think about:
Check out this great video about no-till farming
And Check out this great video about farm riparian buffers
Riparian Buffer Zones for lakefront land owners
To reduce nutrient & pollutant loading of Tellico Reservoir, WATeR encourages lakefront homeowners to establish a “riparian buffer zone” along their waterfront.