APPRECIATE CANDLEWOOD LAKE DURING LAKE AWARENESS WEEK!
We love our Candlewood Lake and now we have an official “sanction” to adore it even more during Connecticut’s “LAKES AWARENESS WEEK”. Governor Daniel Malloy proclaimed July 15th - 22nd as Lakes Awareness Week in the State of Connecticut. The Connecticut Federation of Lakes encourages us to remember to celebrate, respect and appreciate Candlewood Lake and all inland water resources in Connecticut particularly during this week and one would hope, always.
Candlewood Lake is the largest lake in the state, but there are over 3,280 other lakes, ponds, reservoirs and bodies of water. All are treasured as valuable resources for various recreational, aesthetic, commercial and environmental reasons. The “awareness” is to place emphasis on protecting these special resources to ensure their continued viability in the face of pollutants, aquatic invasive plants such as milfoil or exotic species such as zebra mussels that threaten our bodies of water (both have plagued Candlewood Lake on occasion) in addition to shoreline development and global problems such as acid rain.
In his proclamation, Governor Malloy urges all first to learn about the qualities of our Lakes and then work to maintain and improve their general condition and excellence. As a parallel effort, Connecticut recently also became the twelfth state in the country to limit or ban phosphorus fertilizer use or sale. Phosphorus from fertilizer run-off promotes growth of algae.
As part of the Lakes Awareness Week, the Commissioner of CT Department of Energy and Environment Protection, Dan Esty will tour some of the Candlewood Lake area. All are invited to join:
Tuesday, July 17th
Echo Bay Marina
227 Candlewood Lake Rd, Brookfield, CT
The program is as follows:
New Pumpout Boat
Inspections for invasive species
Boating law enforcement
Boating safety education trailer
5:30 PM - there will be a speaking program featuring Commissioner Esty and other officials. They will address issues relevant to Candlewood Lake and other lakes all across Connecticut.
Of course, the best way to honor and celebrate Candlewood Lake is simply to go out and enjoy what it has to offer i.e. various boating activities, stand up paddle boarding, swimming, fishing, bird-watching... or just taking pleasure and delight in the lake’s abundant views and natural beauty. Waterfront properties are available for sale and still represent great value, be they luxury mansions or cozy cottages. Check my website to see what suits your taste and enter a new dimension of waterfront living!