Water Quality Initiatives

The Association has several Water Quality and Milfoil Removal projects:

Milfoil Removal: Annually, the Northeast Aquatic Services does a survey of the lake for identifying milfoil and other invasive species. From these reports a decision is made on remediation of the most important areas. Grant, Town of Ellington and the Crystal Lake Association hire a group that removes milfoil in the areas selected using a "harvest suction" technique.

Water Quality Testing: The Association has a Water Quality Team that goes out from April to October to take samples of water and measurements of Disolved Oxygen, water temperature and clarity of water down to 14 meters.

Boat checking: It is imperative that fisherman and boaters are making sure there boats are clean and free from any invasive species that could be coming from other lakes/water sources. Please read the Fisherman/Boaters notice.

Please click on the links on the left for reports and more information.

Thank yoiu! The Crystal Lake Association, lakeowners, and everyone who uses the lake help continue to make this a pristine, beautiful and clean lake.

Crystal Lake Association

316A Sandy Beach Rd

Ellington, CT 06029

2018 meetings:

Tuesday, April 24th 

Wednesday, July 25th

Thursday, October 4th

(meetings are at the Old Crystal Lake School, 7 PM)


05-05-2018:  We held a Crystal Lake road cleanup today. The following volunteers walked the roads and filled several trash bags of various items which people had thrown on the side of the road and at the dam area. Dolores and Al Breton, Bill Brown, Bill Brown III, Dave Gauthier, Missy and Bob Clark, Rex Joffray, Vic Laptik, Monique Lussier, Cindy McNamar, Pat and Joe Neafey. Thanks for helpingkeep our lake area clean!


10-7-17: Sixteen volunteers met at the Skyline Quarry and filled one hundred and fifty sandbags then deposited them near the dam. Jerry Dwyer, Bill Keohane, Maureen Keohane, Dave Gauthier, Dominick Cristelli, Vic Laptik, Thomas Burns, Skylar Burns, Ron Campbell, Leon Veretto, Chris Veretto, Frank Kirchhof, Patty Kirchhof, Joe Breton, Dolores Breton, Al Breton. Thank you all for a fantastic job!

Want to Become a Member?

For more information, use our contact form or download our membership form  directly. We look forward to hearing from you!

Support the Dam Repair Initiative

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Crystal Lake Association

316A Sandy Beach Rd

Ellington, CT 06029

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