The initiation of The La Porte Lake Improvement Association began in 1965 by area businesses and residents, both on the lake and surrounding neighborhoods, who were concerned about the quality and health of our lakes.
To ensure continued enjoyment of these lakes, the La Porte Area Lake Association monitors issues and problems that could affect everything and everyone that uses these lakes from recreational activity to native wildlife. Two examples of our involvements in Lake issues are as follows:
Pine Lake Flooding - The Association worked closely with the Mayor's office from 1993 to 1998 to help resolve the flooding of Pine, Stone and Lily Lakes. Members raised over $100,000 towards the effort and attended countless of meetings, locally as well as down state, to ensure the work on the permanent pump continued in a timely manner. The "Permanent Solution project was completed in the fall of 1998.
Weed Control - Our current mission is weed control. Exotic, invasive weeds have taken over our lakes causing problems for fishing, boating and swimming. Seaweed continually washes ashore, clogs engines of personal watercraft, becomes tangled in boat props and almost hinders swimming in certain areas of the lakes, We have been working with local weed control agencies and park representatives on a long-term program to reduce and control these weeds and return the lakes to a more natural state.