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Let's talk lake science and the health of Spring Lake....

Spring Lake is classified as a highly nutrient-enriched lake that receives massive loads of nutrients from incoming tributaries, storm drains, and the use of lawn fertilizers. Over time, these additive nutrients get saturated in the lake sediments and are released into the water column due to the low oxygen concentrations in Spring Lake.

The current "lake management" strategy is to coat the bottom of the lake in the deep areas only with aluminum sulfate. This does not address the source(s) of the problems and does not add oxygen to Spring Lake which is desperately needed!

All lakes arrive at these problems due to one common cause--overdevelopment. This is why lakes such as Spring Lake, Mona Lake, Lake Macatawa, and others in our area are so cloudy and exhibit toxic blue-green algal blooms.

Why does this matter to every single Spring Lake resident? Because any additional developments near the lake will drain into the lake and further degrade the lake health. This will further drop property values over time as buyers seeking lakefront want healthy, clean, clear waters!

What can YOU do to help?

Simple! Vote NO on the Rezone proposal and continue to support no additional developments that will leach pollutants and nutrients into our delicate lakes! See the photos below taken of the issues on Spring Lake!

If you need additional information, please feel free to contact me.


Dr. Jennifer Jermalowicz-Jones

Certified Lake Professional

Member of Spring Lake Township since 2001.

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