December 2020

Dear Paw Paw Lake Community Member,

Each year we ask you for your financial support to further our mission.  Our Foundation’s mission is to provide funds to improve the water quality of our lake. Good water quality enhances our enjoyment of the lake and protects our property values.

Your generous past support funded a recently completed $45,000 project to construct a barrier on a large farm property south of Covert, along a problem area on the Branch and Derby Drain. The barrier will reduce the amount of nutrient-rich sediment that enters the drain. The drain flows directly into Paw Paw Lake and has the lake’s largest nutrient input. The farm drain barrier, in addition to the new sediment basin funded by the Foundation a few years ago, will have a significant long-term impact on the water quality of the lake.

The lake has been much improved over the past few years due to the efforts of the SAD (Special Assessment District) and the PPLF, as well as the individual diligence of our lake property owners. Nevertheless, it is critical to remain vigilant and continue to maintain and improve the water quality of our lake.

Our Board continues to work with the SAD, the drain commissioners and others identifying opportunities to fund efforts to improve our water quality. Your donation will help fund these vital projects.

Please support our important efforts with your donation to:

The Paw Paw Lake Foundation, P.O. Box 341, Watervliet, MI 49098

Thank you,

Joe Wasserman

The Paw Paw Lake Foundations is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of Paw 
Paw Lake, Coloma Michigan.  Donations to the Foundations are tax deductible under IRS 501 (c) (3) requirements.
Dedicated to the Preservation, Protection and Improvement of Paw Paw Lake, Its Ecosystem and Watershed
P.O. Box 341, Watervliet, Michigan  49098