All posts by Rebecca Krogman

New FOR Website Launched!

Friends of Reservoirs is proud to announce the launch of its new website at http://www.friendsofreservoirs.com/.  Check it out today! Background and grant information for FOR-sponsored habitat projects Online grant applications Access the Best Management Practices Manual Reservoir assessment information for every state Reservoir morphology database More coming in the future! Read More

Leaser Lake, Pennsylvania

Leaser Lake is a 117-acre impoundment on Jacksonville Branch of the Ontelaunee Creek, a tributary of Maiden Creek located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The impoundment is very popular with outdoor recreation enthusiasts in southeast Pennsylvania. In September 2006, $4.8 million in grants were made available to help Lehigh County upgrade... Read More

Easter Lake Drawn Down for Restoration

The Easter Lake restoration project has completed its hydraulic dredging stage and was drawn down during winter 2016-2017.  This major milestone in the project timeline was featured on several news stations as Des Moines residents see progress in their own backyard: KCCI: http://www.kcci.com/article/lake-will-drain-6-inches-daily-in-restoration-project/8520754 WHO: http://whotv.com/2017/01/18/easter-lake-restoration-project-continues-with-final-drawdown/ Des Moines Register: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/local/des-moines/2016/12/29/restoring-easter-lake-mark-ackelson-trail/95872408/ Read More

Easter Lake

Easter Lake is a 178-acre publicly-owned reservoir located in highly urbanized southeast Des Moines, Iowa. Completed in 1967 for recreation, Easter Lake provides numerous day uses to the Des Moines area, including fishing. The location of Easter Lake, in the midst of suburbia, and its potential to draw thousands of... Read More