The Crooked Lake Township (CLT) Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Committee's mission is to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species through financial support for inspectors, education, AIS surveys and the treatment of lakes. Two years ago, the Pine River Watershed, 1 Watershed, 1 Plan gained the interest of those on the committee. A decline in our area lake’s water quality had also become apparent to many of us. During the CLT AIS Committee meetings in 2020, we began to discuss various initiatives we could undertake that would expand our efforts beyond AIS to provide meaningful awareness, education and projects to include our lakes overall water quality. Our first project took place at Luscher’s Park as a demonstration of improving shoreland, native habitat and limiting water run-off into Lawrence Lake. This project was supported by the CLT Board and completed in late August 2020. In concert with expanding the initiatives of the CLT AIS Committee, we developed the following.

• Name Change: From Crooked Lake Township AIS Committee to Crooked Lake Township Lakes & Shores Committee
• Vision: Our Lakes and Shores preserved for today and for the future
• Mission: CLT Lakes and Shores Committee’s vision is to preserve and improve the water quality of the lakes in our area through education, community events, support for AIS inspection and treatment, as well as implementation of shoreline and shoreland best practices.