What is PCLA?


The Pickerel-Crooked Lakes Association is a registered non-profit organization that supports measures which contribute to the healthy environment of these connected lakes. We work with governmental and environmental groups to promote and endorse projects to enhance water quality and deal with issues that can negatively impact this vital waterway.

Our Vision: To be a strong, viable, and well-respected volunteer organization that is aware of the past, while focusing on future generations by advocating policies that preserve our irreplaceable and beautiful habitat.

Mission Statement: Working, Educating, and Advocating for Quality Lake Living since 1963.

PCLA guards our wetlands by working to reduce shoreline erosion. We also educate residents and visitors about what they can do to protect this irreplaceable natural resource. Pickerel and Crooked Lakes comprise a rich, beautiful habitat. We encourage you to keep it healthy for the next generation, while you enjoy it to the fullest.

PCLA Activities and Accomplishments

  • Established educational kiosks at water access sites in the community.
  • Regularly sponsor boating safety courses.
  • Participate in local festivals and parades to raise awareness of water issues.
  • Monitor waterways for the detection of invasive species and water quality.
  • Contribute to land acquisition projects for land protection and conservation.
  • Participate in aquatic vegetation surveys.
  • Partner with DNRE to protect and promote sport fishing.
  • Work with other organizations and/or agencies on legislation to protect and maintain waterways.