The Perry Soil and Water Conservation District recently released its report and strategic improvement plan for water quality in Buckeye Lake and the Buckeye Lake Reservoir. The report, authored by Sebastian Teas, will serve as a wide-reaching document, consolidating implementation strategies across Licking, Fairfield and Perry counties.

Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow (BLT), a 501(c)(3) corporation that
undertook the on-the-ground data collection in the Buckeye Lake watershed, took the lead on writing this document with assistance from Fairfield Soil and Water Conservation District. The Buckeye Lake Region Corporation was also instrumental in gathering support for water quality improvements in the lake. The Fairfield, Licking and Perry Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) now carry the baton for planning project-specific goals with quantifiable targets for nonpoint-source pollution reduction.

The infographic below highlights key findings and actions from the study:

The full study can be viewed and downloaded here: https://www.blrc2036.org/assets/blnpsis_v01_20200722.pdf