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Carter Lake Preservation Society Projects for 2007

Rain Gardens in Carter Lake

Reconstructed West Garden

Reconstruction Completed December 2007

Reconstruction of the Gardens in November
Because the gardens did not drain, they have been dug out.. Rocks, sand and drainage tile are added.

To read about our Lake Front Rain Gardens, click here

2007 Planting Day Pictures - Click Here


Mutual of Omaha provided $1,500.00 and  the Iowa West Foundation provided $5,000.00 towards the Rain Gardens!

RFP for the 2008 re-planting -- click here

The soil beneath the gardens was compacted and did not drain.  Almost all the plants died by the end of October.  The city of Carter Lake is restructuring the soil beneath the gardens this fall and the Gardens will be replanted in Spring 2008.

By October, most of the Plants had Died
The Gardens did not drain because the soil was compacted.

July 28, 2007 FIRST Planting Day

Here's a map to the Gardens

Poker Run on the Lake
June 23, 2007 Benefit - Raised over $2,000
Over 160 hands of poker were played by about 80 participants.  The Sponsors of the event were:  Fareway Foods, Omaha Marine Center, and Buddy's Marina.  Steve Wilbur and Les Lundberg were the event coordinators.  We plan to make this an annual event.



Painting Buddy's Marina
Giving the metal boat house a face lift


Here is our winning grant application to Paint Iowa Beautiful

Kiwanis Park Pond Pump Test Results
The Preservation Society Directors presents a check for $14,563 to help pay for the aquifer testing of the Kiwanis Pond to Carter Lake Mayor, Russ Kramer.


Layne Western Technical Report

Power Point Presentation of Report Results

Levi Carter Park Place Game
With Omaha By Design we want to make Levi Carter Park a better place to play!


Read about the Place Game recommendations here!

Carter Lake Preservation Society
107 Shoal Drive
Carter Lake, Iowa   51510
Phone: (712) 347-6455