Building on the success of a cleaning and pruning effort in August that restored much of the charm and beauty to Mirror and Swan lakes, officials have begun a fund-raising campaign to maintain and continue to repair the lakes.
“The job’s not done,” says University President Michael Hogan on his blog.
“We need to re-landscape the areas around the two lakes in ways that will help us maintain clean water and the beautiful view.
And we need to dredge Mirror Lake — an expensive proposition — in order to reach a more lasting solution.”
In an effort to reach such a solu
tion, the UConn Foundation has established a Save the Lakes Fund, and Hogan has launched the Save Our Lakes T-shirts, complete with a caricature of him sailing across what is, ostensibly, Mirror Lake.
The back of the T-shirt displays a lifesaver, with the words Save Our Lakes across the top and the names of the lakes at the bottom.
The T-shirts are available at Central Exchange, the new convenience store in the Student Union, for $10, of which $3.50 goes to the fund.