We Are a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to conserve Twin isalnd lake through outreach, restoration, and research.
The preservation and improvement of the water quality, natural habitat, and general environmental conditions of Twin Island Lake, its shores and its watershed for the benefit of its members, the public-at-large, and future generations.
TIL Has Suffered Significant Environmental Impacts
Many long-time residents remember spending sunny summer days out on TIL (then known as Mudd Pond), fishing, boating and swimming. In or about the mid-to-late 1990’s, the culvert which connects TIL and SL was replaced with a 36-inch pipe, increasing the diameter by approximately 18 inches. This change, implemented without DEC permitting or input, set the stage for the steady deterioration of TIL as a habitat and recreational asset. The steady decline of water levels has left the lake particularly vulnerable to the rampant growth of invasive species, making the waters nearly non-navigable, and putting strain on fish due to the depletion of oxygen levels in the deeper areas. See, e.g., Schedule 1.
Core Projects of the TWILA Lake Management Plan
In the spring of 2018, TWILA retained lake management expert, Princeton Hydro (PH), to conduct a lake assessment. Based on the results of that assessment, TWILA, in consultation with PH, has developed a comprehensive lake management plan designed to restore TIL as a viewshed and recreational resource for the public. To implement this plan and fulfill the Mission of TWILA, grant funding will be required. Key components of the plan are set forth in Schedule 2.