A group working to protect a lake near Chelan, Wash., has joined forces with another group to protect its waters.
The lake in the Pacific Northwest state is the second-largest lake in America and the only one in the western U.S. It is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean.
On Monday, the Great Lakes Restoration Network posted on its Facebook page that a team of 20 volunteers was in the area.
The team includes representatives from the state’s Department of Natural Resources and a group of volunteers from the U.N.F.O. (United Nations International Fund for Animal Welfare), who are using boats and kayaks to gather information about the lake.
The group is calling for the release of more information about how the lake is managed, including information on its water quality.
They also want the Department of Fish and Wildlife to consider a proposal from a nonprofit group to change its management plan.
“We’re just trying to protect the lake, to preserve the lake for future generations, and to ensure that there’s a level playing field for the community,” said Chris Williams, the group’s co-founder.