I went for a boat ride on the lake this past summer for the first time in decades, and it really made me note the importance of preserving the lake shore. Normally, if I am on the lake, I am puttering about in the outlet in a kayak. The outlet feels wild and is full of herons, osprey, kingfishers and more. The rest of the lake came as quite a shock to me. In contrast to the outlet, which is almost all wild, the rest of the lake is all people. Homes march up and down the shore, along with docks, lawns and gazebos.