In the Northeast, water supplies and wildlife habitat are inextricably linked through a network of drinking-water reservoirs, small lakes, and wetlands. Ripple Effect will improve the water quality for the 717-household Lincolndale community and greater New York City drinking-water watershed through enhanced stormwater and septic management while restoring wildlife habitat in a key greenway corridor. Outreach, education, and engagement opportunities will result in greater appreciation and management of the natural resources in this community and engage a new and diverse audience in environmental decision-making and conservation action. Ripple Effect is a scalable model for other lake communities, spreading the reach and impact throughout New York and beyond. This project is being led by Janelle Robbins.