Project Description

Boy Scout Lake

The Great Rivers Land Trust has restored the 40-acre Boy Scout Lake at Camp Warren Levis. The lakebed had filled with silt and become use­less. Through conservation strategies employed by the land trust, half of the lake has been restored for recreational purposes; half of the lake has been converted to an enhanced wetland; and the 283-acre camp is protected by a conservation easement. The restored lake will provide the Scouts with a variety of recreational activities and the wetland area will trap sediment and detain stormwater. The Trails West Council of the Boy Scouts credits the lake restoration for an increase in summer enrollment at Camp Warren Levis.