In my Environmental Literature college class we were assigned to find an environmental problem and combat it with action and research to solve or help the problem. For my project I decided to bring awareness to pollution after the ice fishing season.
I grew up on the lake and have memories of swimming, skiing and enjoying the beautiful place I get to call home. However, the last few years I remember the numerous wheel-barrows full of garbage that washed up on the shore of our lake property on West Battle Lake. I realized that this was a problem not just for our ecosystem, but for the people of the community as well. When people are skiing, tubing or doing any watersport, they could potentially be injured by the trash that has accumulated over time from ice fisherman that did not clean up properly, or people who are reckless with their trash.
Due to this, I created a poster to bring awareness to lake pollution and have been sharing it on social media and posting it in local shops. Along with that, I have been working with local lake property owners associations and clubs to spread the word further.
I want to thank everyone that has helped to bring awareness to keep our lakes beautiful.
Senior, Battle Lake High School