Open house event open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday
Friends of Vancouver Lake will be holding a workshop Thursday at Leverich Park in an effort to inform the public on how the organization is trying to improve the lake.
Specifically, this workshop will explain how experts are trying to stop or slow down the occurrence of excess nutrients such as phosphorus, which supports harmful and toxic algae.
Water quality assessments have shown that Burnt Bridge Creek, which runs through Leverich Park on its way to the lake, is a significant source of phosphorus.
Friends of Vancouver Lake, along with partners Aquatechnex and EutroPHIX, will be holding the workshop, showcasing a new filtration system called EutroSORB. The goal is to use the system to intercept phosphorus prior to it getting into the lake.
The workshop is an open-house style so guests are welcome to arrive at their convenience between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. There will be multiple demonstrations each hour.