Lake Helen lakes – Community
The overall character of the city of Lake Helen is that of a small, quaint, charming, quiet village. The lakes are an integral part of that ambiance and promotes a feeling of peace and calmness. Our lakes add to the quality of life that is not only cherished by residents of the City but also enjoyed, and often remarked upon, by visitors as well.
Several citizens have come together to form a lake advocacy group *”Committee Save Lake Helen Lakes” which advocates on behalf of maintaining and preserving our lakes. CLICK HERE to learn more about this local lake advocacy group.
*(Committee Save Lake Helen Lakes is a private citizen group)
The city has taken an active role to ensure funds be set aside for lake maintenance and is very grateful for the support of House Representative David Santiago for sponsoring Lake Restoration Project Bill 2189 which was supported by Senator Tom Wright and signed into the 2019-2020 budget by Governor Ron DeSantis. The “Lake Helen Citizen Advocacy” – another local citizen advocacy group helped obtain over 100 signatures to send to Tallahasee in support of Bill 2189. Other community efforts come from our local and state representatives: County Councilwoman Barbara Girtman, County Manager George Recktenwald, Congressman Michael Waltz, Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee, and Appropriations Committee.
Yes… it does take a village!