25 Years of Monitoring

2016 marked the 25th year that I have been monitoring Mount Arab Lake and Eagle Crag Lake for the Mount Arab Preserve Association (MAPA). Its not often one gets to work on preserving pristine waters rather than restore impacted lakes and ponds. Situated in the heart of the northern Adirondacks, the MAPA lakes have thus far avoided impacts from invasive species and acid rain. MAPA has made great strides in reducing the potential pollution from septic systems by converting many of the residents’ septic systems to composting toilets, resulting in reduced in-lake phosphorus.