Love Your Lake 2024 at Blue Marsh Lake

US Army Corps of Engineers
Published June 18, 2024
Updated: June 18, 2024
Blue Marsh Lake Love Your Lake Event

Blue Marsh Lake Love Your Lake Event

Blue Marsh Lake Love Your Lake Event

Blue Marsh Lake Love Your Lake Event

LEESPORT (June 18, 2024) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with Pennsylvania Lake Management Society (PALMS), Aqua Om Paddle, Penn State Extension Master Watershed Stewards, Berks Nature, and Tower Health at Reading Hospital to present Love Your Lake 2024 at Blue Marsh Lake.

The month of July has been designated as Lakes Appreciation Month in the state of Pennsylvania and across the country. Lakes provide valuable environmental and economic benefits, but perhaps more importantly, are a place people enjoy visiting to recreate in many different ways.  Join the Blue Marsh Lake staff and partners to celebrate Blue Marsh Lake at the 4th annual Love Your Lake event with a fun-filled evening focused on how to keep yourself & our lakes safe and learn new ways to appreciate our lakes.

Love Your Lake 2024 will take place at the Dry Brooks Day Use Area on Friday, July 19th 2024, from 5:00PM to 10:00PM. The event will be broken up into two parts.

Activities and Paddle Races 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Visitors can participate in a variety of activities including:

  • Paddleboard and Kayak Races (all participants must be registered prior-to)
  • Watershed Education
  • Harmful Algal Blooms Safety & Information
  • Water Safety Education
  • Bobber the Water Safety Dog
  • Citizen Science Annual Secchi Dip-In
  • Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention


Evening Paddle/Float 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

After learning about lakes, join us to truly appreciate the beauty of Blue Marsh Lake with an evening paddle and float. All are welcome to bring your own kayak/canoe/paddleboard to join in on this evening activity. Be sure to remember all your required safety gear; bring a life jacket for everyone, a noise making device, and a means to produce a light signal.

Additionally, visitors are asked to be aware that the No Wake Zone by the Dry Brooks Day Use Area and Swim Beach will be temporarily extended to encompass the right side of the Day Use Area due to the increased paddling activities throughout the event

For full event details and race registration links visit:

Stephen Rochette

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