Cleaner Lakes

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The Lake District Foundation is committed to developing innovative ways to improve the water quality and biodiversity of our lakes, while working alongside local communities, farmers and businesses to prevent pollution from entering our waterways.

What’s the problem?

At Lake District Foundation, we love our lakes, and we know you do too. They are a great source of beauty, recreation and cultural heritage but unfortunately, they are under threat from pollution, invasive species, and climate change.

Let’s work together to care for our Lakes.

Why does water quality matter?

Healthy rivers and lakes are essential to human life, they provide us with drinking water, they are home to important species of wildlife, they provide recreational spaces for our health and wellbeing. Tourism plays an important role in the economy of the Lake District, and is dependent on our high quality environment and landscape.

What can I do?

We all value and appreciate our natural environment now more than ever. Whether you are a resident or visitor, business or community group, there are simple steps that you can take to make a difference. Following the links below to see how you can play your part.

Click on the links below to find out more: 

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Love Windermere Partnership

We are a key member of the Love Windermere Partnership. Launched in July 2022, the partnership sees the biggest ever cooperation of sectors to tackle challenges in the lake. The partnership is developing a science-based plan to set out a road map for environmental protection that could be replicated across the UK.

Led by the Environment Agency, the partnership includes the Freshwater Biological Association; Lake District Foundation; Lake District National Park Authority; National Farmers Union; National Trust; South Cumbria Rivers Trust and United Utilities.

Find out more at lovewindermere.co.uk

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