OPINION: Everyone can help keep pollution out of Payette Lake

The Star-News

We are on the cusp of another robust summer season on Big Payette Lake. The Big Payette Lake Water Quality Council wants you to know that we have reintroduced Lake*A*Syst.

This is a five-part packet on how to help prevent pollutants and contaminants from entering the lake. This pertains to homeowners, landscapers, builders/contractors and other activity that can impact the water quality from the shoreline.

You can find these informative packets at https://bigpayettelake.org. The up-to-date information is divided into the following: Preventing Contamination of Drinking Water, Lawn and Garden, Roads and Driveways, Landscape and Construction and Stormwater Runoff.

The website also has a Resource Guide for further access to more specific information.

Now is the time to educate yourself on best practices to ensure Payette Lake’s beautiful waters. Join BPLWQC in our mission to protect, preserve, and improve the water quality of Big Payette Lake and its watershed through education, scientific study, and conservation activities. Future generations will thank you.

Laura Shealy, Member, Big Payette Lake Water Quality Council