Unity Foundation Projects
What Is the ‘Love Our Lakes’ Campaign?
Love Our Lakes is a campaign to increase understanding of and appreciation for all our lakes. If we realize the value of our lakes and other water assets, then we can have a better chance of having them for our children, grandchildren or great grandchildren to enjoy. Most people do not know how our lakes came to be,what has changed them in the past, and what is threatening them now.
Did You Know?
■ There are 10 lakes within and around the City of
■ There used to be 17 lakes. . . what happened to them?
■ There are even more lakes connected to La Porte County. . . including the great Lake Michigan!
Love Our Lakes Inaugural Project – The Pine Lake Avenue Project
While there is a rich history of people protecting our lakes, this project hopes to provide an important link in the chain connecting people with our natural resources. The ultimate goal for this project is to create a beautiful public space – right on Pine Lake, to be enjoyed by everyone for generations to come.
How did the Pine Lake Avenue Project Start?
– Maggi Spartz, President of Unity Foundation
“Unity Foundation is quarterbacking a project that no one group could do alone. We are excited about the potential of this project as it becomes something people can appreciate and enjoy for many years… Our Lakes!”
– Steve Bernth, President of La Porte Park Foundation
Why this property?
■ Near another treasure – Kiwanis Teledyne Park
■ There is very little public space on North Pine Lake
■ Fantastic view of the lake
■ May be able to minimize environmental impacts of other developments there
■ Right place at the right time
How will this project contribute to the community?
■ Welcomes visitors, families or potential businesses looking to locate here
■ Enriches quality of life and makes Pine Lake available to everyone
■ Love Our Lakes campaign can energize the community and build community pride
Why do we need to pay attention to our lakes?
■ E-coli and other bacteria that threaten human and wildlife health
■ Run-off of fluids, salt, phosphorus, dirt or chemicals that are toxic or clogging
■ Water level fluctuation
■ Illegal filling in of our surface water resources
■ Pollutants, trash and dumping
How you can join us!
■ Get others involved
■ Consider becoming a sustaining partner for this and future Love Our Lakes projects – whether you’re an individual, family or organization
■ Make your own submissions to the website or Facebook page! Get your own family involved with it. Visit the sites regularly to see what others have submitted