Harvesting your invasive plants along the waterfront improves aesthetics, allows for better boat navigation and reduces the phosphorus loading that comes from decaying plants. But your donation and support do much more than that. Our collective mission is to improve the overall condition in the lakes –to make the lakes cleaner for our families and for the future of the ecosystem. Your donations help in this effort. By supporting the harvesting program, not only will invasive plants be removed from your waterfront, but you will also be playing a vital role in making Lake Catherine and Channel Lake the cleanest and most attractive lakes in all of Illinois. All donations to this effort are 100 percent tax deductible. All donations beyond the cost of harvesting will be used to fund additional lake improvement programs.