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The watershed of Glade Run Lake is an important component of the land that provides clean drinking water to the surrounding community, provides desirable habitat for native wildlife, plant species, and aquatic life, and ensures the lake continues to have excellent water quality.

Read on to learn more about what a watershed is and what you can do to protect the watershed of Glade Run Lake.

What is a Watershed?


A watershed is the land that water flows across or under on its way to a stream, river, or lake. Everyone lives in a watershed, and hence, is a natural resource to be cared about and protected by all.


Protect the Watershed of Glade Run Lake

The Glade Run Lake Conservancy has set a goal of protecting in perpetuity the 2,000 acre watershed surrounding Glade Run Lake through land acquisition and conservation easements. Though this may seem a large and lofty goal, the Conservancy believes that through protection of the watershed, the lake will retain its excellent water quality, native plants and animals will thrive, and the community will continue to have a special place to recreate and relax.

How can I help protect the watershed?

How You Can Help


By becoming a member of the Glade Run Lake Conservancy, or by giving a one-time donation, you are supporting the Conservancy's goal of protecting the land and water that comprises the watershed of Glade Run Lake. All memberships and donations are greatly appreciated by the Glade Run Lake Conservancy. If you are already a member with us, we thank you for your support!

You can also help by donating your time to steward the lake and its surrounding park land. Volunteers are needed to maintain the hiking trail, build and install wildlife roosting boxes, and plant native trees and shrubs. Learn more about our available volunteer opportunities.

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