Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Those fortunate enough to live near Glade Run Lake can take advantage of trout fishing, hiking on the trail, or paddling the waters (keeping in mind proper social distancing, of course).
We at the GRLC are grateful that this restored gem is alive and well in our neighborhood. However, challenges lie ahead for the Conservancy's Board of Directors as we push to safeguard the water sources for the lake with conservation easements, land purchases, and continued water testing to monitor water quality.
If you are able to make a donation to the GRLC, rest assured we will put it to good use this Earth Day and every day. Thanks for your support.
Video courtesy of Reid Joyce.
The video above provides a short review of the restoration of Glade Run Lake between 2014 and 2017. Glade Run Lake Conservancy was created in 2011, shortly after the lake was drained because of structural deficiencies in the dam. The lake officially re-opened in mid-April 2017 with a new dam and spillway, a new ADA-compliant deck at the end of the fishing jetty, improved handicapped access at the boat ramp, a foot bridge and hiking trail to the east end of the lake, and spectacularly well planned fish- and wildlife-habitat improvements throughout the lake. Glade Run Lake is back, and it's even better than before!