When you live close to a lake there are lots of things you can do to improve the health of the lake. This page lists some websites that have suggestions for reducing your impact on the watershed.
The Lake George Association in upstate New York makes available a Homeowner's Guide to Lake-Friendly living. The guide contains information about runoff, lawn care, erosion control, fertilizer usage, septic systems, landscaping and more. The link below will take you to the guide.
Promotes the understanding and management of lakes and ponds in the State of Connecticut.
The Federation sponsors the CLF LakeSmarts Program. The LakeSmarts program aims to educate CT residents on good lake stewardship. You can read more about taking the LakeSmart Pledge at the link below. Enter the site and then look for the "project" menu.