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Celebrate Lake Appreciation Month at Suttle Lake on July 16

  • Saturday, July 16, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Suttle Lake, Cinder Beach Day-Use Area


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Secchi-Dip-In logoOur celebration at Suttle Lake will be in co-ordination with the Secchi Dip-In held by our parent organization, North American Lake Management Society (NALMS), to mark July each year as Lake Appreciation Month. The Secchi Dip-In demonstrates how volunteer citizen-scientists/community volunteers can gather important monitoring information on lakes, rivers and wetlands. 

From Sisters, OR: Travel 13.5 miles northwest on Highway 20 and then follow the signs to Suttle Lake Resort. Cinder Beach Day-Use Area is at the east end of Suttle Lake, close to the turnoff from Hwy 20

Open water swim: an organized group swim off Cinder Beach suitable for beginning and intermediate swimmers (but wetsuit needed): try it yourself or watch others having fun, led by OLA Director Desiree Tullos 
10:00-12:30 Informal talks from US Forest Service and Warm Springs Tribe on: 

  • the science of managing lake fisheries in the High Cascade Lakes
  • reintroduction of sockeye salmon to the upper Deschutes River basin and Suttle Lake.
12:30-1:30  Enjoy your picnic lunch alongside a lovely mountain lake and amid discussions and tales about such lakes OR enjoy lunch with a beverage at the adjacent Lodge at Suttle Lake.
1:30-4:00   Visit exhibits, including:
  • Portland General Electric, demonstrating its massive investments in basin riparian enhancement, instream flows, and anadromous fish reintroduction as a function of its relicensing efforts at the Pelton/Round Butte dam complex. - OLA with microscopes to view phytoplankton, with info on harmful algal blooms and our Lake Abert advocacy
  • Long-term monitoring data from a buoy near the east end of the lake, showing the results of a time-series, multiple-data acquisition partnership.
  • How to use a Secchi disc and other ways in which citizens or volunteers can monitor a lake
  • Want to get out on the water? Boat access will be available to get out and grab a sediment sample, take a Secchi disk measurement, or observe Suttle Lake bathymetry. After 4:00 Consider dinner at The Lodge at Suttle Lake next door.

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