Our major projects are organized by watershed. The watersheds are the areas of land that drain to the lake. This map shows the major drainage areas or watersheds of Deer Lake. The Deer Lake Conservancy was established in 1995, and projects continue to this day. See individual watershed/project descriptions for more detail about each project. They add up to an exciting story of reduced runoff of phosphorus to Deer Lake, less algae growth in the lake, and improved water quality!