SMLA Mission Statement

The Association will represent its members on issues that affect Smith Mountain Lake and its watershed. Members’ interests will be advocated throughout the watershed and the Commonwealth, using education and information as the means to influence constructive outcomes.

All governing documents, Conflict of Interest Policies and Financial Statements are available in the SMLA Office upon request.

Recent Announcements

  • Take Pride in SML May 3rd This year's clean-up event will be Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Volunteers throughout the community are encouraged to participate ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2014, 12:52 PM by Site Administrator
  • Comments on Revised SMP due 8 April 2013 On 3/7/2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Washington D.C., published the following issuance: Description: Notice of application accepted for filing and soliciting comments, motions to intervene ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2013, 1:48 PM by Site Administrator
  • PARTIES PROPOSE CHANGES TO SMITH MOUNTAIN PROJECT SHORELINE PLAN Rocky Mount, Va., Feb. 28, 2013 – Changes in how the shoreline is managed at Smith Mountain and Leesville lakes could be on the way if the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2013, 5:19 AM by Site Administrator
  • SML Water Levels -- DEQ Approved Variance Since early July SML water levels have declined from near full pond conditions to approximately 5 feet below full pond.  The cause -- Mother Nature.  Appalachian's license requires them to ...
    Posted Dec 21, 2012, 6:21 AM by Site Administrator
  • SHORE Act To learn more about the SHORE Act (  H.R. 3663  Supporting Home Owner Rights Enforcement Act  ) introduced by Virginia's Congressman Robert Hurt visit the "The SHORE Act" at POP ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2012, 6:49 AM by Site Administrator
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View Current Documents

  • January 2014 minutes BOD.doc   34k - Jun 27, 2014, 11:40 AM by Jim Erler (v2)
  • February 2014 BOD minutes.doc   37k - Jun 27, 2014, 11:40 AM by Jim Erler (v2)
  • April 2014 BOD minutes.doc   36k - Jun 27, 2014, 11:40 AM by Jim Erler (v2)
  • 140520 May 2014 BOD minutes.doc   26k - Jun 27, 2014, 11:40 AM by Jim Erler (v2)
  • SMLA_Newsletter_April 2014.pdf   2955k - May 20, 2014, 1:03 PM by Gale Taylor (v1)
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Upcoming Event:  2013 Roanoke River Currents Watershed Conference

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What: A full day on the latest watershed issues

When: Friday, October 11, 2011, Conference: Time TBA

Where: Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA


This one-day conference on the latest actions and issues shaping the Roanoke River will focus on stormwater, water quality, quantity and resource management, tourism and recreation, and restoration and land management. The day will include lunch and keynote address, discussion session on climate change and more on the beautiful Ferrum College Campus. See below for more details.

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Parking Information:   All conference parking will be in the Ferrum overflow parking lot. Please follow signs directing conference attendees to  the parking area.

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