Impacts from wakes have long been a concern for lake users. Wakes too close to shore and in shallow waters can create safety hazards, cause shoreline erosion, damage docks, degrade water quality, and jeopardize loon nests. This talk will give an overview of preliminary results from the first year of a three-year, crowd-funded study in Minnesota that seeks to characterize boat-generated waves from large recreational watercraft common to Minnesota including wake surfing boats. This research effort has focused on lake shore environments typical of Minnesota, but the results will be germaine to anyone looking to gather more information about the long-term impacts of larger wakes on lakes and ponds.
We welcome the following co-hosts of this webinar:
Michigan Lakes and Streams Association (MLSA) is a non-profit, state-wide organization celebrating 60 years dedicated to the preservation, protection, and wise management of Michigan’s vast treasure of inland lakes and streams. We support riparian associations and collaborate with our partners on educational, stewardship, and conservation initiatives for the protection of Michigan's inland freshwater. FMI: https://mymlsa.org/
NH LAKES is a statewide nonprofit dedicated to keeping New Hampshire’s 1000 lakes clean and healthy now and in the future. We work with partners, promote clean water policies and responsible use, and inspire the public to care for our lakes. FMI: https://nhlakes.org/