December 2022

Dear Paw Paw Lake Community Member,

Once each year we ask for your financial support to further our improve the water quality of our lake.  Good water quality enhances our enjoyment of the lake and protects our property values.

Water quality improvement has been a challenge, not only for our lake, but also for many other lakes.  Your past donations are greatly appreciated, and have been critical in meeting our goal to continuously improve the quality of our water.

        -  In 2022 a study funded by the Foundation identified over 400 storm drains that            flowed into our lake that were not cleaned out or maintained.  The Foundation, in            cooperation with the Special Assessment District (SAD), funded the sediment            clean-out of all the drains.  The Foundation contributed $27,000 to this project.

        -  A few years ago, because of your donations, the Foundation was able to co-fund            the installation of a sediment basin on the County drain that drains into our lake.            The basin captures the nutrient-rich run-off from farms along the drain.  This year            the Foundation approved the funding of removal of the sediment collected in the            basin.  This project will be completed shortly.  (Estimated cost $25,000.)

        -  The majority of the nutrients that continue to flow into our lake are from run-off from             farms along the County drain.  Your Foundation has funded a study to identify             problem areas along the drain and develop solutions to reduce or eliminate the             run-off into the lake.  (Funds approved so far $3,000.)

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 Foundation 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
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