The purpose of the Lake Improvement Association is to make improvements to the GLSM and its facilities and promote a clean and healthy lake for the general public’s use.

2021 Goals

1. Continue supporting water quality initiatives

The LIA will continue to work with all agencies, groups and individuals on water quality issues. We will, if needed, help organize, publicize and promote proven programs to improve water quality in the entire Grand Lake St. Marys watershed.

2. Ongoing political activism to influence lake improvement policies

With a membership base in the thousands, we will continue to be politically active on any issues that impact Grand Lake St. Marys, now and in the future.

3. Spread the good news about Grand Lake St. Marys

We will spread the good news about Grand Lake’s progress at every possible opportunity and on every channel at our disposal. We will proactively educate external media about the extensive efforts being undertaken to improve lake water quality.

4. Improve and expand lake amenities

We will facilitate amenity projects around Grand Lake St. Marys, including those related to boating, kayaking, picnicking, hiking and biking. Focus areas include maintaining and restoring historical landmarks and making all activities more convenient, safe and enjoyable.

5. Promote the channel aeration program

We will work to enroll more businesses, homeowner associations and individuals in the channel aeration program by promoting the benefits of localized aeration.

6. Improve lake navigation

We will continue to improve navigation around the lake by promoting our Grand Lake app and through enhanced visual signage at channel entrances.

7. Provide HAB numbers

We will work closely with Wright State University – Lake Campus to publish lake microcystin levels. We will use this data to evaluate seasonal levels and identify weather pattern correlations; then, we will apply this knowledge toward harmful algae bloom prediction and prevention.

8. Promote safe lake activities

We will explore and promote activities that bring people to the lake, encourage recreation and raise funds for lake improvement efforts, all in compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols. Focus areas include boating, camping, splash pads and local lake restaurants. We will promote Grand Lake St. Marys as a fun and safe destination for families during the pandemic.

In addition, we will explore alternative COVID-19 safe activities to foster membership engagement. As soon as it is safe, we will also reinstate popular events such as the Winter Dance and the Bar Stool Open.