Health of Torch Lake examined during presentation

Linda Gallagher, Contributing Writer

Photo by Linda Gallagher

Dennis McCauley, of the Great Lakes Environmental Center, explains the results of water quality testing completed last year on Torch Lake, and how the lake's water quality has changed over the years, to those attending last Thursday’s "Lake Night" event at the Helena Township Community Center. 


ALDEN –A group of approximately 50 riparian property owners and local environmentalists heard a presentation last Thursday, Aug. 16 presented by the Torch Lake Coalition regarding the health status of the popular lake. 

During the inaugural “Lake Night” held at the Helena Township Community Center, an explanation of how to access all historic scientific water quality data and information on Torch Lake from the Watershed Center website was made by representative Sarah U'ren.

Additionally, an explanation of water quality testing completed last year as compared to data from previous years was presented by Dennis McCauley of the Great Lakes Environmental Center.

Peg Comfort of the Torch Conservation Center finished the evening with suggestions and advice on how property owners and others can help to control the amount of non-point pollution – in the form of groundwater runoff – that flows into Torch, one of the state’s deepest and second largest inland lake in Michigan.

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