Lake Watch 
               Lake Martin

Protecting the Cleanest Lake in Alabama

Lake Watch mourns the loss of an amazing man and our founder, Dick Bronson. He was a principled man of courage and he stood up when others would not for clean water, the environment, and his community. Like the lake he loved so much, he was truly a Treasure.



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With 880 miles of shoreline and more than 40,000 surface acres, Lake Martin is the cleanest and most beautiful lake in Alabama and was designated by the state as the first (and only) "Treasured Alabama Lake."  

Lake Watch is dedicated to preserving and improving the water quality of Lake Martin and surrounding waters. Lake Watch takes a proactive approach to protecting and enhancing the water quality of Lake Martin by working with governmental and non-governmental organizations within the Tallapoosa River Basin and throughout the state on water quality issues.

A vital element of this approach is our extensive water quality monitoring program that has established a baseline of trend data to help address future threats to the lake. Our trained volunteer monitors test water chemistry and do bacteriological monitoring (including E. coli and other coliform bacteria). 

Lake Watch was formed in 1991 as an all-volunteer non-profit organization in response to citizen concerns about point-source pollution that posed an ecological threat to Lake Martin.

Others talk about water quality. . . Lake Watch does something about it.

Dick Bronson at Kowaliga for the creation of Treasured Alabama Lake through executive order by Governor Riley.

Dick Bronson at Kowaliga for the creation of Treasured Alabama Lake via executive order by Governor Riley.

Lake Watch has grown into an organization with four main areas of interest:

  • conducting scientific studies through its volunteer water quality monitoring program
  • increasing public awareness of water quality issues
  • emphasizing the importance of water quality through environmental educational initiatives
  • influencing water policy to promote increased protection of Lake Martin and its tributaries.

We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.


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