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The Lake Stewardship Program has produced several short fact sheets that provide important information to lakeside residents and the public.

Have a question about landscaping with native plants? Check out the Lake Friendly Landscape and Garden fact sheet. Want to know what small lakes allow power boats? Review the Boating Regulations fact sheet. Concerned about non-native plants invading your lake? Read the Aquatic Plant Management fact sheet for a sensible guide to controlling unwanted plants. Have questions about geese in your yard, check out The Trouble with Resident Geese. You'll find answers to many other questions as well.

Algae and Water Quality

Algae and King County Lakes [225KB PDF]

Aquatic Plant Management

Boating Regulations

Forming a Lake Group

Funding & Permits for Lake Projects

King County's Lakes Program

Lake Friendly Landscape & Garden

On-Site Septic Systems

Secret Life of Lakes

Shoreline Plants [PDF]

"Shorezone" Structures & Salmon [PDF]

The Trouble with Resident Geese [PDF]

Washing boats and docks

Zebra Mussel Danger

For questions about lakes in King County, please contact or call the Water and Land Resources Division front desk at 206-477-4800.