Most people know about Florida's beautiful ocean beaches, but Florida also has a lot to offer in terms of freshwater thanks to the numerous lakes throughout the state. Many of the lakes offer beautiful backdrops and pleasant conditions, making them ideal for boat owners and boat activities. Locals and visitors bring their boats to their favorite lake, hoping to arrive before the crowds. When people leave for the day, they leave pollution behind. The pollution continues to grow as more and more people vacation in the area, creating an environmental risk as well as a risk to the local economy if the tourism value decreases thanks to excessive pollution.
Dispose of Garbage Properly
Do not throw garbage into the lake under any circumstances. Bring bags with you on the boat to store waste until you get back to shore where you can dispose of the waste in the proper receptacle.
If you forget a garbage bag, you should be aware that Florida has some of the strictest littering laws in the country. If you do litter, even if you do it out of necessity, you can wind up with a hefty fine.
Hire a Lake Management Company
Lakes require maintenance throughout the entire year Lakes with high pollution will require maintenance more often than average. Instead of taking on the immense responsibility yourself, hire a lake management company to manage the lake for you. Not only will they stay on top of appointments, but they'll also have the knowhow to ensure that you get the best results.
Create Visitor Restrictions
If you manage a private lake in Florida, you can benefit from tracking the people who enter and exit your property.
More people means more pollution thanks in large part to the gas from boats. Use local resources to determine how many people you want to allow onto the premises at a time.
New visitors can enter as earlier visitors leave.
Reduce Waste of Hazardous Materials
It's not wrong to enjoy yourself in a gas-powered boat. However, you should take it upon yourself to reduce the number of hazardous materials carelessly wasted for no reason.
Boat leaks are the greatest cause of pollution in Florida lakes. Many times, the leaks are small and easily undetected. Inspect your boat regularly for leaks. Furthermore, keep up on regular boat maintenance, too.
Don't use lead paint or other toxic paints on your boat. The toxins can dissolve into the water and contaminate the water quality. Be careful about the chemical cleaners you bring onto the boat as well.
Don't handle the maintenance of the lake on your property yourself. Enlist the help of the experts at a lake management company so that you can focus on the other aspects of managing the property.
At Crosscreek Environmental, we believe in providing a comprehensive, environmentally friendly approach in creating solutions to maintain the beauty and health of Florida's ponds, lakes, wetlands, and shorelines. We use the B.E.S.T.™ geo-tube solution and are one of the best geo-tube solution providers in the state of Florida.