The Rathbun Land and Water Alliance held their 9th Annual Protect Rathbun Lake Meeting in Allerton on September 11.
Rathbun Lake Watershed landowners were recognized for their actions to protect Rathbun Lake by installing best management practices in the Rathbun Lake Watershed.
Pictured L-R: Featured speaker, Dr. Eugene Takle, followed by Rathbun Lake Protectors and the counties they represent: Appanoose County, Tim and Linda Glenn; Monroe County, C.D. and Mary Lou Curran; Clarke County; Warren and Sue Keeler; Lucas County, Dwight and Jean Joy represented by Aaron Parmer; Wayne County, Howard and Evelyn Evitt; Honorary Rathbun Lake Protector, Mark Feheske; and Rathbun Land and Water President, John Glenn.
Since the project began in 2004, 1,279,764 feet of terraces and 523 grade stabilization structures and basins have been constructed by more than 550 landowners. These and other conservation practices installed by landowners prevent nearly than 42,000 tons of sediment from entering Rathbun Lake each year.