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Top 5 Things To Do at the Lake This Summer

Top 5 Things To Do at the Lake This Summer

There’s so much to do and see around Geist, especially once Summer hits here in Indy. So if you’re looking for some inspiration, we’ve put together a list of our top five favorite ways to spend Summers on the lake. Keep reading! 1. Boating  Geist Reservoir is a...

5 Boating Safety Tips

5 Boating Safety Tips

As Summer approaches, Geist residents and homeowners are eager and excited to get out on the lake—and rightfully so!  But before you set sail, we want to make sure you know the ropes of boating safety. To keep lake days as fun-filled as possible, it’s important...

Geist Lake Ecological Terms

Geist Lake Ecological Terms

We don’t all have a degree in environmental science, but that doesn’t mean you can’t know a little something about nature and the world around us. Some of us are even lucky enough to have gorgeous landscapes right in our own backyards.  Those living around Geist...

Plant Life You’ll Find Around Geist

Plant Life You’ll Find Around Geist

Whether you have potted plants in your home or you love going for a walk around the neighborhood to take in the vegetation, we all enjoy nature in our own way. Indianapolis is home to a variety of plants, and much of that plantlife is native to the Geist Reservoir....

Geist Conservancy District Open Letter

Geist Conservancy District Open Letter

Over the past several years, there has been a lot of noise surrounding Geist Lake Coalition’s goals and activities, their insistence to create a conservancy district, and the general effort to expand and preserve the lake for the community. We’d like to provide some...

Best Practices for Lake Care

Best Practices for Lake Care

Living on or around a lake brings a lot of benefits. Whether it’s fishing, boating, sunsets, swimming, or any other water fun, there’s plenty to celebrate about lake life. And when it’s well taken care of, Geist Lake can increase the value of your home.  If you...

Ice Fishing Safety Tips

Ice Fishing Safety Tips

It’s no secret that Geist Lake is a great place to go fishing, but did you know it’s also a great place for ice fishing?  While ice fishing is a fun outdoor activity that many Geist residents participate in, we want to remind our community of the precautions that...

What is Dredging?

What is Dredging?

Geist Lake is an important part of our community, and it is critical to do everything possible to protect it. Recently, there has been some talk of dredging the lake and the benefits this might have on the environment. What do you need to know about dredging, and what...

Types of Soil and Their Importance to the Lake

Types of Soil and Their Importance to the Lake

Numerous important soil groups come together to form a lake. With more than 219 square miles of watershed, the ecosystem of Geist Reservoir must work together to ensure that all plants, animals, and people have access to a healthy body of water.

Understanding Algae

Understanding Algae

Did you know that there are over 400,000 known varieties of algae? So, when we say we want to help you understand algae, we really want to give more information on the algae that’s found in Geist Lake. So allow us to dive a little deeper, if you’ll forgive the pun.