Lake Matters

Lake Matters is a monthly Op-Ed for the Smith Mountain Lake community

  • Did you know that the Smith Mountain Lake Association is the longest serving advocate for Smith Mountain Lake and our community? For over 50 years, the Smith Mountain Lake Association (SMLA) has focused on keeping Smith Mountain Lake clean and safe. SMLA’s mission is to protect the water of SML and promote safe recreation. SML has one of the most successful lake water monitoring and management programs in the nation. The Association is administered by the SMLA Board of Directors, with leadership from its Lake Quality and Water Safety Councils. SMLA also relies on partnerships with Appalachian Power (APCO), Virginia......