Lacamas Lake Cleanup
Toxic algae have largely shut down safe, recreational use of this precious resource.
Steve’s Plan of Action
Steve remains committed to cleaning up our Lacamas, Round, and Fallen Leaf lakes for the safety and enjoyment of the community.
In 2020, as Camas City Council member, Steve initiated the formation of the Lacamas Watershed ad hoc committee to resolve the water quality issues within the Lacamas Lake system, including algae blooms.
Steve serves as the Camas City Council liaison on the Lacamas Watershed ad hoc committee, which is headed up by the City of Camas Directors of Public Works Steve Wall and Director of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Trang Lam, and includes seven community volunteers, working together to develop a plan for addressing our lakes’ water quality.
Through the assistance of State legislators Senator Ann Rivers, Representative Larry Hoff, and Representative Brandon Vick, our committee is now partnering with the Washington State Department of Ecology, which has begun studying the watershed that feeds into the north end of Lacamas Lake.
Steve is honored to have positive relationships with many public and private state, local, and federal organizations, and I am grateful for their partnership in cleaning up our Camas lakes, including:
· Camas School District – Read how Camas teens are tackling toxic algae
· Washington State University
· Geosyntec, Inc.
· Clark County – Health, Water Quality, and Public Works Departments
· Washington State – Departments of Ecology, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Fish & Wildlife
· U.S. Government – Departments of Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Fish & Wildlife; Environmental Protection Agency; Army Corps of Engineers