The main focus of these projects was to identify species of aquatic vegetation within Indian Lake and to then assess the extent to which they hinder recreational use of the lake. By establishing a solid methodology, our methods of collection can be replicated by future groups, allowing the data points to be compared on a timeline. This is essential to monitoring the ecological health of the lake. Based on the data collected our group presented the ILWA with suggestions on how to manage the current overgrowth.
This websites purpose and design allows easy access for those of the public interested in Indian Lake to obtain information about the survey as well as contact those in charge to report areas of overgrowth or other concerns about the lake. Communication with project members and ILWA representatives is encouraged and can be done through the Contact Us page. This website includes details about both projects including the collection results. The most important feature is the inclusion of a series of interactive maps that display the distribution of plants collected from the lake. This feature allows for a simple way to view the survey results and visualize growth distributions. These maps will be permanently accessible as long as this website exists and viewable by anybody who is interested.